More people are killed every year by pigs than by sharks, which shows you how good we are at evaluating risk.
SECURITY EXPERT BRUCE SCHNEIER, AUTHOR OF “BEYOND FEAR” (SPRINGER 2003), IT CONVERSATIONS 5.2.05
Friday, May 20, 2005
More likely to be hit on the head by falling airplane parts
In high school, I did a research report on Marine Life. I had a ton of fun and I think I showed researcher talents at that early stage - because I got a whole boatload of data from almost as many sources. One of my favorite stats was that you are "more likely to be hit on the head by falling airplane parts than attacked by a shark" - same for stung by a killer bee, struck by lightning, and now...