Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Danger of Death by Walking, Cycling, or Being Hit by an Asteroid

 The Economist compares the odds of dying from selected circumstances, such as walking and cycling in America vs. being hit by the AG5 Asteroid in the year 2040.

And here are the results:

  • AG5 Asteroid 625 to 1.  
  • Walking 54,538 to 1.
  • Cycling 340,845 to 1.