The 25 Most Likely Ways You Will Die

Posted by , Updated on April 6, 2014

It happens to everyone sooner or later, we can assure you of that much. And while we can’t tell you the how, when, or where, we can make use of that wonderfully annoying branch of mathematics known as statistics to at least give you a list of probable answers. The data on this list comes to you from several sources, but primarily the National Center for Health Statistics, the National Safety Council, and the World Health Organization (WHO). So, after many late nights of number morbid number crunching the brightest minds in the world bring you the statistical probabilities related to the 25 most likely ways you will die. Enjoy?
15

Air Travel Accident (1-in-20,000)

15

Although people are generally far more terrified of flying than going on a road trip, it should be noted once again that flying is not only just a little bit safer than driving, it’s hundreds of times safer than driving (#6).

14

Drowning (1-in-8,942)

14

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death worldwide claiming hundreds of thousands of lives annually.

13

Electrocution (1-in-5,000)

13

Including deaths due to lightning and capital punishment, electrocution claims about 1,000 lives in the United States annually with most of these being related to on-the-job injuries.

12

Bicycle Accident (1-in-4,717)

12

Usually when someone dies riding a bicycle it involves a motorist of some sort, and generally speaking, in countries where more people ride bicycles it is much safer to do so.

11

Natural Forces (1-in-3,357)

11

This includes lightning, tornados , floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, and any other natural disaster as a catch-all statistic to give you an idea of how likely you are to perish as a result of mother nature’s wrath.

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