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2005-01-06 08:31:35 AM  
1/1

DNRTA
 
2005-01-06 08:36:41 AM  
100%
 
2005-01-06 08:37:00 AM  
I love an upbeat story to start my day.
 
2005-01-06 08:38:36 AM  
I particularly like how "legal execution" made the list...
 
2005-01-06 08:38:40 AM  
In sub-Saharan Africa last year, AIDS killed about two million people, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. Even more died because of bad water or sanitation systems. In Kenya, AIDS deaths are "equivalent to two 747 jets crashing every day," stated a recent Red Cross report

Wow. I knew that Africa had a pretty serious problem with HIV/AIDS, but i never imagined numbers like that.
 
2005-01-06 08:38:42 AM  
"Frequent flyers are more likely to die in a plane crash than someone who never flies."

wow. who'd a thunk?
 
2005-01-06 08:49:28 AM  
They forgot "Terrorist attack".
 
2005-01-06 08:50:09 AM  
HenryFnord

Evidence also suggests that people who try and swallow marbles are more than 2 times as likely to choke to death on marbles than people who don't try and swallow marbles.
 
2005-01-06 08:51:02 AM  
lovelaura:

Wow. I knew that Africa had a pretty serious problem with HIV/AIDS, but i never imagined numbers like that.

Yeah, they're talking about 90% depopulation by 2050 if things continue as they have.
 
2005-01-06 08:52:28 AM  
President Bush should have given eleventybillion dollars of his own money to fight AIDS in Africa. He didn't so he sucks. And he looks like a chimp and he was awol in Alabama and war for oil and halliburton and enron and tax cuts for the rich and no wmd in iraq and north korea has the bomb and canada rules and blah farking blah...

Now there is no need for 3/4 of the usual posts.

Voting enabled - because I felt like it.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-01-06 08:57:18 AM  
Chapman says asteroid-generated tsunamis may not be as deadly as once presumed.

Anybody here know what changed?
 
2005-01-06 08:58:48 AM  
lovelaura

Wow. I knew that Africa had a pretty serious problem with HIV/AIDS, but i never imagined numbers like that.

Yeah. Unfortunately they don't have many pretty beaches there, and don't look like typical weserners. Otherwise, maybe it would get the same coverage as things like the Tsunami and poor Laci Peterson.
 
2005-01-06 09:04:31 AM  
Cause of death, you're alive.

I see that Rapture did not make the list. I'm thinking 1 in 0.

Chance of anything after death? 0%

HappyDaddy: Now there is no need for 3/4 of the usual posts.

Not only that, but western civilization itself is run by white guys that don't care about the dark skinned peoples or in a fit of Malthusian proactively are trying to kill them all off in order to control world population and exploitation of scarce resources.

/now no need for another 14% of the remaining posts
//don't my part fan the flames
 
2005-01-06 09:07:08 AM  
Downstairs

Agreed. If the Tsunami occurred in Africa, it would definitely be "below the fold" in the newspapers.

The sad reality is that as a whole, the western world doesn't really give a damn is disasters happen to brown people. Sad, but it is true, for the most part. I personally don't feel that way, but facts are facts.

Example #1- how many countries went out of their way to make donations to the Red Cross when 800,000 (yes, 800,000) people were slaughtered in Rwanda a few years back? I don't have any hard evidence to back this up, but I'm guessing that multiple countries didn't pledge the billions that they are sending to SE Asia at present time...

/not trying to start a flame war, just being honest
 
2005-01-06 09:26:31 AM  
I wanna death by misadventure,
wanna die face down in some dude's pool
Don't wanna die choking on my dentures,
When I die, Jack, it's gonne be real cool
 
2005-01-06 09:30:50 AM  
Smookyfufu: They forgot "Terrorist attack".

Clearly this article wasn't written in the United States. The propaganda machine government wouldn't allow a list like that without mention of terrorists.

I just read an article yesterday about a high school kid who got suspended from school for wearing camoflauge. School officials believe the boy could have been a terrorist, recruited by Al Quieda.

/EOM Sarcasm
 
2005-01-06 09:31:44 AM  
I'd just like to add that I would like to die 1 day before I can no longer wipe my own arse.
 
2005-01-06 09:51:25 AM  
You're a day too late.
 
2005-01-06 10:18:51 AM  
So I'm more likely to be excuted by the state than to be stung by a bee?
 
2005-01-06 10:28:58 AM  
marriage to courtney love: 100 percent chance
 
2005-01-06 11:29:08 AM  
LandoGriffin

So I'm more likely to be excuted by the state than to be stung by a bee?

You are more likely to DIE from an execution than DIE from a bee sting, yes.

/Must I explain everything?
 
2005-01-06 01:56:00 PM  
I didn't see death by sex on there. So, to cheat death, all I have to do is have sex all day every day and I will live forever.

/ starting a sign up sheet for Farkette's who would like to live forever also
 
2005-01-06 02:32:35 PM  
Soon to be on the charts- Octogenarians with Oldsmobiles.
 
2005-01-06 03:26:35 PM  
Smookyfufu

They forgot "Terrorist attack".


Didn't make the cut. Too miniscule.
 
2005-01-06 03:29:25 PM  
Link seems to be farked.

Too bad. I wanted to find out if I'm going to die.
 
2005-01-06 03:29:29 PM  
According to the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, the odds of dying from bioterrorism (anthrax) are 1 in 56 million.
 
2005-01-06 03:30:46 PM  

I want the odds on death by Snu Snu.

 
2005-01-06 03:31:58 PM  
With all the wacky lawsuits, I want to sue my parents because they gave me a life sentence where I will one day die. They conceived me and my mother gave birth to me, now because of that, I'm gonna die one day. Thanks mom and dad.
 
2005-01-06 03:32:08 PM  
farked...
 
2005-01-06 03:33:04 PM  
Odds of server dying: 100%.

Farked.
 
2005-01-06 03:33:21 PM  
Personally, I plan to die in the oddest way possible.


/Have already reproduced, so disqualified from Darwn Awards
 
2005-01-06 03:33:45 PM  
Here are the odds, since it appears to be farked.

Heart Disease
1-in-5

Cancer
1-in-7

Stroke
1-in-23

Accidental Injury
1-in-36

Motor Vehicle Accident*
1-in-100

Intentional Self-harm (suicide)
1-in-121

Falling Down
1-in-246

Assault by Firearm
1-in-325

Fire or Smoke
1-in-1,116

Natural Forces (heat, cold, storms, quakes, etc.)
1-in-3,357

Electrocution*
1-in-5,000

Drowning
1-in-8,942

Air Travel Accident*
1-in-20,000

Flood* (included also in Natural Forces above)
1-in-30,000

Legal Execution
1-in-58,618

Tornado* (included also in Natural Forces above)
1-in-60,000

Lightning Strike (included also in Natural Forces above)
1-in-83,930

Snake, Bee or other Venomous Bite or Sting*
1-in-100,000

Earthquake (included also in Natural Forces above)
1-in-131,890

Dog Attack
1-in-147,717

Asteroid Impact*
1-in-200,000**

Tsunami* 1-in-500,000
Fireworks Discharge
1-in-615,488
 
2005-01-06 03:34:31 PM  
Somebody commits suicide every 40 seconds

That would suck to kill yourself every 40 seconds.
 
2005-01-06 03:35:10 PM  
Sure, you can TRY to live forever, but eventually you'll run into an centuries-old Scotsman wielding a katana that shouldn't exist.
 
2005-01-06 03:35:47 PM  
On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero
 
2005-01-06 03:36:09 PM  
Somebody commits suicide every 40 seconds

That would suck to kill yourself every 40 seconds.


Dammit, Bastardface, you beat me to it.
 
2005-01-06 03:36:10 PM  
 
2005-01-06 03:36:11 PM  
Personally, I plan to die in the oddest way possible.

/Have already reproduced, so disqualified from Darwin Awards
//but not from voting!!!
 
2005-01-06 03:37:28 PM  
What about death by ooga booga?
 
2005-01-06 03:38:01 PM  
100%
 
2005-01-06 03:38:05 PM  

99.9999999%
 
2005-01-06 03:38:31 PM  
too many teh articles this past hour...

/death by brain asplode
 
2005-01-06 03:38:49 PM  
silverpig:

Agreed. If the Tsunami occurred in Africa, it would definitely be "below the fold" in the newspapers.


"If?" It did! It hit Somalia.

Point proven.
 
2005-01-06 03:38:53 PM  
Death gets ya the moment you stop beleiving in your own immortality....
 
2005-01-06 03:39:44 PM  
are we really saying 1 in every 121 people in the US commit suicide...does that seem high to anyone else??
 
2005-01-06 03:40:11 PM  
Hmmmm...What would, in fact, be the oddest possible way of dying? Caressed to death by peacocks? Avalanche of pancakes? Ninja squirrels?

/inquiring minds want to know
 
2005-01-06 03:41:48 PM  
But what are the odds if the MegaTsunami is named Ditka?
 
2005-01-06 03:41:53 PM  
I'm dead right now!
 
2005-01-06 03:42:13 PM  
stephen02tb:

are we really saying 1 in every 121 people in the US commit suicide...does that seem high to anyone else??


No, 1 out of 121 deaths in the US is by suicide.
 
2005-01-06 03:42:14 PM  
does that seem high to anyone else??

No. Not me.
 
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