This book is an expertly researched analysis which determines the 100 most dangerous things in categories such as jobs, sports, foods and household activities. Most of them are things you never would have thought of. Often the things that cause us to wake in the night in a cold sweat are statistically much less dangerous than the things we turn to for comfort.
If you seek thrills by courting danger with bungee jumping, sky diving or white water rafting, you may be gaining adrenalin under false pretenses. All you have to do is look around you and consider the following:
- More people are killed each year by teddy bears (about 20 a year) than live bears (less than 1 a year).
- Which is harder on your health, working as an air traffic controller or working in a toll booth? Go with the toll booth. According to a University of Texas study, people who work in boring jobs are up to 50% more likely to die.
- Relax by watching TV? Watch out. Every year, thousands of hapless viewers are admitted to emergency rooms for antenna related injuries.
- Thoughtful and practical advice on how best to minimise danger.
- Thorough research of public insurance actuaries will help you to determine the danger, how injured you could get as well as the probability of it happening to you.
- 100 line drawings accompany the top 100 dangers.
- Ideal for lovers of irony, statistics and trivia.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2004