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Hail or lightning?
The answer: Lightning. Hail may sometimes get big enough to crack windshields and dent cars… But deaths are rare. The last death from hail was a baby in 1979. But lightning kills 150 people a year in North America… So follow this rule: When thunder roars, go indoors. What if you’re caught outside? Look for the nearest enclosure. But don’t touch anything metal while you wait out the storm.
What’s more dangerous: A trampoline, or a swimming pool? The pool. Backyard trampolines send 100-thousand people to the emergency room every year – mostly unsupervised children with broken bones and head injuries.
But trampolines kill only 1 person a year… While 1,500 people die in swimming pools… According to the Red Cross, drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death in children. And it can happen in a minute – so swimming lessons and constant supervision are a must.
What’s more dangerous: Bees or sharks? The answer is: Bees. You’re 53 times more likely to be killed by a bee than a shark. In fact, you’re more likely to be killed by a bee than any other animal or insect.
At an amusement park, what’s more dangerous: A roller coaster or a water ride? The coaster. They go much higher, much faster, and have a lot more moving parts. In fact, half of all amusement park deaths are caused by roller coasters… Twice as many as water rides.