For some reason people always ask me to name a few things more deadly than terrorists. Don’t ask me why though. So to answer that question I thought I’d rattle off a list of several. You won’t believe some of the seemingly harmless things more likely to kill you than terrorists. Some are things you see and do everyday. This is a list of 5 things more deadly than terrorists.
In America you are 4 times more likely to be killed by bees than terrorists. In the UK bees, and wasps have caused the same amount of deaths over the past decade as terrorism. An even larger amount of people are struck by lightning, but only injured. An estimated 260, 000 people are struck by lightning every year in America, opposed to 13, 000 people killed by terrorists.
4) A broken heart:
Heart disease is the biggest killer in the western world. 1 in 5 men will die from heart disease, and 1 in 3 women. The heart is a muscle, it beats approximately 70 times a minute, and is a similar size to your fist. The most common causes of heart disease are, smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The disparity between people who die of heart disease, and people who are killed by terrorists, is so large that terrorists would actually kill more westerners if they opened a doughnut shop.
The amount of dangerously obese people in England and America increases every year. Although you could argue that obesity is the biggest cause of death since it is often the cause of other deadly conditions like heart disease, or diabetes. The amount of deaths caused by obesity increases every year, and unless people start to lose weight it will keep rising. Many people blame fast food, because it’s cheaper, and more convenient than healthy food. Compared to terrorism, the fast food industry has caused a tremendous amount of deaths to the western world. 2/3 Americans are over weight. By 2020, it will be ¾. At this rate, everyone will be obese, in the western world.
Alcohol is a mild poison people drink to temporarily dull the senses, for fun. It kills 88, 000 Americans every year, and shows sign of slowing down. Alcohol kills more people than all other drugs combined. Alcohol can cause anemia, cancer, gout, cardiovascular disease, cirrhosis, dementia, depression, seizures, and many more severe illnesses. It’s also one of the most prevalent addictions in the world. Everyday 30 people die because of alcohol related deaths.
1) Police- 55 times more likely:
People used to believe that you were only eight times more likely to be killed by police, but it turned out that many deaths caused by police were suspiciously not counted, and that so much more people were killed by police than we thought, that the statistic is actually 55 times more likely. Terrorists are seen as a major threat, and the Government has tried to protect from them even at the cost of their own rights, but offer no protection from the Police, who the Government don’t see as a threat to citizens safety at all. People irrationally see terrorism as a major threat, even though the chance of being killed by a terrorist is 0.004%.