[pct-l] Bear danger on the PCT - put in perspective
bmcginnity at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 17:44:46 CST 2011
I LOVE THAT COMIC STRIP! When I discovered it, I spent several days straight
obcessively reading through the entire archive. xkcd rocks :)
On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 5:25 PM, Hillary Schwirtlich <
hillary.schwirtlich at gmail.com> wrote:
> i feel like this comic is pretty appropriate here. "the annual death rate
> people who know that statistic is one in six."
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 1:37 PM, <abiegen at cox.net> wrote:
> > Just to put the danger from bears in perspective:
> > You are 120 times more likely to die of a bee sting than a black
> > attack
> > You are 45 times more likely to die from a dog attack than a black
> > bear attack
> > 1 person out of 16,000 commits murder but only 1 black bear out of
> > million does. So people are much more dangerous than bears! Fear
> > and respect bears.
> > There are about 750,000 black bears in North America and on average
> > there is less than one black bear killing per year.
> > For each person killed by a black bear attack there are 13 people
> > killed by snakes, 17 by spiders, 45 by dogs, 120 by bees, 150 by
> > 374 by lightning, and 60,000 by humans.
> > Thanks to Grizzly Bay at www.grizzlybay.org
> > The above information from
> > http://www.grizzlybay.org/LearnMore/DoGrizzlyBearsEatPeople.htm
> > TrailHacker
> > "When my feet hurt, I can't think straight"
> > Abraham Lincoln
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