Do fire ants kill more people that rattlesnakes?

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Do fire ants kill more people that rattlesnakes?
« on: 27/06/2008 22:12:04 »
Fire ants kill more humans in the US each year than rattlesnakes do. Who'd have thought it, eh!
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Re: Do fire ants kill more people that rattlesnakes?
« Reply #1 on: 27/06/2008 23:18:22 »
Apparently, in the USA, vending machines kill more people in than sharks.

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Moreover, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission there were 37 known vending machine fatalities between 1978 and 1995, for an average of 2.18 deaths per year. Over the past decade there were a total of six recorded shark attack fatalities in the U.S., for an average of .6 deaths per year. Ergo, barring a drastic reduction in the frequency of vending machine accidents since 1995, vending machines are indeed more deadly than sharks by a factor of almost four.
http://urbanlegends.about.com/b/2005/06/29/are-vending-machines-deadlier-than-sharks-repost.htm
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Re: Do fire ants kill more people that rattlesnakes?
« Reply #2 on: 28/06/2008 00:50:32 »
Ladders kill more people than terrorists.