Our world is a dangerous place. We get that confirmation every day, at least several times while reading and watching the news or just in a casual conversation with other people and their experiences. But things are really not that bad. We tend to give our fears much bigger proportions, and the media doesn't really help. Here are statistics and real facts that will maybe make you less afraid and more comfortable being a citizen of the Earth.
Our Planet Is Getting Overcrowded
Seven billion people that live in this moment on Earth could actually all live in Texas and its population density would be same as in New York today.
Acrophobia, or Fear of Heights
In 1972, an airplane crashed and Vesna Vulović, a stewardess on the plane fell from 33,330 ft and survived.
If You Have Fear from Sharks
Have in mind that more people die from vending machines than shark attacks.
Not only vending machines are more dangerous than sharks, but coconuts too, when they fall from trees.
If You Stare at the Safety Door All the Time, Afraid Someone Might Open Them Just like That
It is not possible. The pressure is so high when a plane flies in the air and one couldn't open them.
Chances to Date Taylor Swift
Are actually higher in America, compared to the possibility to die from Bird Flu.
How Spiders Saved Japan
After the devastating 2011 tsunami, spiders had to run away to the forest and they made cobwebs there. The cobwebs caught mosquitoes and prevented the outbreak of malaria everyone was afraid of.
Arachnophobia, or Fear of Spiders
Many people are afraid of spiders. They look weird and unfriendly and can crawl under your clothes and they can also be deadly, if they are poisonous. But facts say that around seven people die from the deadly poisonous spiders per year in America.
Afraid you will get one by surfing suspicious websites? Well, the chances are three times higher to get one from church sites.
Did you hear about them? They live in Africa (to be more precise - in Tanzania) and are helping in detecting tuberculosis and mines. Must be added that they are not killed by the mines, as one could think.
Even though swarms of bees look very dangerous, it appears that they are more dangerous in any other situation. They are creating a hive and they don't have food or babies to defend.
Lightning Vs. Pen Caps
Statistics show that around one hundred people die from a pen cap stuck in their throat and around fifty people die from lightning.
In the End, More About Sharks
Or pigs. Chances to die in an encounter with a pig are six times higher than being bitten by a shark.