The TV show, A 1000 Ways to Die, was a paean to the Darwin Awards whereby really stupid people offed themselves in ways truly staggering in stupidity but this post isn't about Darwin, unfortunately, :) but rather in the perception of how we die versis the stats compiled by the CDC and other such entities eminently qualified to talk about such things.
Everyone dies of something, but after slogging through the daily news, you'd think most people die from terrorism, shark attacks and gas explosions. But are these tragedies — not to mention deaths from lightning strikes, plane crashes and tsunamis — actually top killers in the United States?
Even combined, these incidents killed far fewer people than the most deadly illness — heart disease, which took the lives of more than 614,000 people in the United States in 2014, accounting for about 23 percent of all deaths in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
To separate the deaths that make headlines from those that are far more common, Live Science investigated the odds of dying from various causes. We used the CDC's Wonder database for 2014 data and other sources, and found that you're more likely to die of Alzheimer's disease (about 29 deaths per 100,000 people in the U.S.) than you are from contact with a venomous snake or lizard (there were just five such deaths in 2014).
Check out the article, interesting without question says it all. :)
Had to put in the logo. Awesome without question. :)