Instead of worrying about such feeble-minded BS, I have something much more fun today- the 24 animals MOST likely to kill you! And at least 23 of them can do it without gun control! According to CNet, here they are:
According to the story, vending machines are 13 X more likely to kill you than a gator. But who swims with a vending machine at Disney World?
Well, that'll blow a big hole in Discovery Channel's Shark Week, won't it?
I'm guessing this doesn't include werewolves as the kill-ers and vampires as the kill-ees...
Especially those sneaky little Shetland Ponies. Never did trust those sneaky buggers.
LeoPARDS, you idiot! The cat!
Fire Ants can kill up to 30 people a year- no word on bears with pick-a-nick baskets...
|And I am the god of jellyfish... so beware....|
Their pretty hard on bears too, I hear...
Car-deer events take out about 130 people every year. With 65,000 deer hit every year just in New York State, I think we got off easy.
15- Cape Buffalo
They even scare the lions. Of course, the Packers scare lions too, but that's another dealio....
Okay, so maybe I shouldn't have just made fun of them...
Pachyderms kill about 500 people a year. Hopefully, all poachers.
So think again before fat-shaming one.
Crocs kill almost 77 times more people per year than vending machines. Take THAT, gators!
10- and 9- Tapeworms and ascaris roundworms
Yuck. I call bogus.
2,000 species of scorps. Only 30 or so can kill a human being. But they manage to get over 3,200 a year. They work harder at it.
7 (tie)- Freshwater snails
I call BS on this one too. They get nominated for releasing the schistosomiasis bacteria into water, and IT kills you. But no, bacteria don't make the list, only vectors, Victor.
7 (tie) Assassin Bug
Again, a vector for Chagas' Disease, which he shoulda kept to himself.
7 (tie)- Tsetse Fly
Will we ever hit another one that'll kill you itself?
|Damn straight I will... now get my dinner!|
Snakes claim 50K people per year- and by some stats, maybe one of them is in a snake-handling church.
You knew they'd get to us eventually, right? Out of 475,000 annually I believe three are committed by the operators of Gerber fabric cutting machines whose bosses are too cheap to get them fixed properly, but that's just a hunch.
And the Numero Uno killer? It's another vector, Victor...
Most through passing on malaria, though after the swarm that attacked Laurie at Eagle Marsh last summer, I'm not convinced that a few of those one million per aren't just sucked dry.
And there you have it!