Naked data

Average number of deaths from seasonal flu each year in the United States: 36,000

From falling objects: 712

From lightning strikes: 73

From flatulence and related conditions: 5

Number of deaths in the U.S. from shark attack last year: 1

From the current outbreak of H1N1, a.k.a. "swine flu": 0

—Compiled by Gavon Laessig. Sources:,,


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