25 Things That Are Statistically Most Likely To Kill You

From plane crashes to lightning strikes these are the 25 things that are statistically most likely to kill you.

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Accidental Injury

cause of death

With this umbrella category being responsible for around 30 million emergency room visits annually, the number of lives lost every year as a result hover around 100,000. Your chances: 1-in-36

4

Stroke

cause of death

For people living in the developed world, one of the four remaining items are almost guaranteed to kill you eventually. Your chance of death by stroke: 1-in-23


3

Cancer

cause of death

If you live long enough then it’s almost as certain as death and taxes that you will get some form of cancer in your body. Your chances: 1-in-7

2

Heart Disease

cause of death

It is commonly thought by many experts that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. Your chances: 1-in-5


1

Hayflick limit

cause of death

Assuming you didn’t get any disease or die any violent death, it appears that your cells could only divide a finite number of times before falling apart anyway. This is known as the Hayflick limit. Although modern advances in genetics may prolong this process, some research has indicated that the current maximum life span for a human is 125 years.

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