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13 Everyday Activities More Likely To Kill You Than A Shark

Time to stop hating on sharks and start hating on the horrors of everyday life.

Posted on July 6, 2015, at 7:20 p.m. ET

With the 2015 installment of Shark Week upon us, let's try to keep some perspective...


Sharks kill around two people in the United States per year.

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Here are some things that kill a lot more people in the U.S. than that, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

1. Bumping into somebody


Believe it or not, nine people died by bumping into another person in 2013.

2. Chilling in bed


Enjoying the comfort of your bed can be a deadly pursuit. In 2013, 903 people suffered accidental suffocation in bed while another 809 people died by simply falling from their bed.

3. Eating


Food is great and allβ€”It keeps us alive and all that jazz. Still, 1,177 people died from choking on their food 2013.

4. Climbing a tree

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Falls from trees killed 70 people In 2013.

5. Taking a bath

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In 2013, 440 people drowned in a bathtub.

6. Crossing paths with a mean dog


Dogs are almost always super friendly, super cute, and super loyal. That didn't stop 35 people from being killed by them in 2013.

7. Getting sloshed

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Alcohol can literally poison people. It killed 2,244 people that way in 2013.

8. Walking literally anywhere


Walking is a great way to get some exercise and see the world. But be careful out there, 985 pedestrians were killed in 2013.

9. Climbing a ladder


387 people died falling from ladders in 2013.

10. Mowing the lawn


In 2013, 88 people died at the hands of a lawn mower.

11. Crossing train tracks

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397 pedestrians were killed by trains in 2013.

12. Riding the bus


In 2013, 1,082 bus passengers died in bus accidents.

13. Getting struck by lightning

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Everyone tells you how rare it is to be struck by lightning, but compared to shark deaths it is practically an epidemic! 23 people were killed by it in 2013.

But don't worry, these freak accidents are still extremely rare! Shark deaths are just even MORE rare...