Posted: Mar 17, 2019 5:40 pm
by Keep It Real
romansh wrote:
Keep It Real wrote:
Often? Really? More often than getting hit by lightning, yes, …

Maybe we can set up a poll for members who have never been bitten by a dog and those who have never been struck by lightning?


Fortunately, due to the wonders of the internet, we can go beyond the "obscure internet forum" phenomenon.


Fatal dog attacks in England and Wales:

1981 0
1982 0
1983 2
1984 1
1985 4
1986 0
1987 1
1988 0
1989 2
1990 1
1991 4
1992 0
1993 2
1994 1
1995 0
1996 3
1997 2
1998 1
1999 2
2000 2
2001 1
2002 5
2003 5
2004 2
2005 2
2006 3
2007 3
2008 2
2009 6
2010 3
2011 5
2012 3
2013 3
2014 4
2015 2


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_dog_attacks_in_England_and_Wales



The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents states that ’30-60 people are struck by lightning each year in Britain, and on average, 3 (5-10%) of these strikes are fatal.’


https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/29/odds-struck-lightning-uk-7587969/



The Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance System report released today analysed hospital data to discover the reasons behind accidents in Britain.

It found that over 10,000 people were hospitalised in 1999 as a result of sock-related incidents, while nearly 5,500 ended up in hospital because of accidents caused by their trousers.


http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=2391