We prefer to believe that things which are most likely to kill us are always health related. I mean sure heart attack has more chances of putting us to death, but if we talk about facts and figures, there are a bunch of other things that are not far behind. And these aren’t health issues but are rather very generic things that we might experience. From fireworks to lightning, here are 12 things that are most likely to kill you.
1. Dog Attack
Getting mauled by a dog is the last thing a man will believe. But no matter how unbelievable it may sound, your chances of getting killed by a dog is 1 in 147,717.
2. Venomous Bite
A venomous bite or sting has a chance of 1 in 100,000 to kill you. It is almost twice that of a dog bite.
3. Lightning Strike
Every year, about a quarter of a million people are hit by lightning. Don’t worry though, your chances of not surviving these strikes are 1 in 83,890.
Being one of the most dangerous natural catastrophes, the flood has a high chance of killing you. That goes for 1 in 30,000.
5. Air Travel Accidents
People consider air traveling to be less safe than driving. Actually, it is the other way around. Your chances of not surviving it are 1 in 20,000.
Including deaths due to lightning and capital punishment, around 1,000 people dies due to electrocution in the U.S itself. Your chances: 1 in 5,000.
Most of the deaths caused due to fire are due to the inhalation of smoke and gases. More than a thousand people lose their lives in the states itself. Your chances: 1 in 1,116.
8. Falling Down
If it seems childish to you, then you must be very young. Falling down the stairs causes more injury-related deaths around the world. Chances: 1 in 246.
Every 40 seconds an individual commits suicide and the figure grows up to be 1 million if viewed annually. Chances: 1 in 121.
10. Assault By Firearm
Living in the US, Brazil, South Africa, and Guatemala makes you more likely to get shot. Overall the chances are 1 in 130.
11. Vehicle Accidents
Accidents are most likely to kill you than probably any other thing on this list. Every year, more than 50,000 people die in the US itself.
12. Accidental Injuries
If accidents alone are not enough to kill you, the injuries may. Studies show that more than 100,000 people die due to accidental injuries. Your chances: 1 in 36.