We don't want to say your fear of flying, lightning, spiders, snakes, and sharks is stupid. We would never say that. We'll just IMPLY it with these eight REAL FACTS that shine some perspective on a lot of our major phobias.
Falling coconuts and vending machines each kill more people every year than sharks.
You're six times more likely to be killed by a pig than a shark.
Every year, deer kill more people than bears, dogs, wolves, alligators, sharks, spiders, bees, wasps, scorpions, and snakes . . . COMBINED.
You're more likely to die from this HEAT WAVE than you are from a dog attacking you.
You're three times more likely to get a computer virus from a church website than a porn website. It's because church websites are usually built by volunteers who don't really know online security.
In the average plane crash, more than 90% of the people on board survive.
Seven people or less die in the U.S. every year from venomous spider bites.
About twice as many people die every year from choking on pen caps than from being struck by lightning.