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IN OMG! ON 15 Jun, 2015
Of course, cancer and heart diseases are majorly responsible for a maximum number of deaths in the country, but there are some weird things apart from these which are posing a threat to the lives of Americans. Here are eleven of such bizarre examples.
So, we all go shopping after the Thanksgiving day, better known as the Black Friday. But, probably very few of us know that about 500 people die every year due to heart attack or being run over or trampled while shopping at crowded places. Sigh.
Wondering how? Have you ever tried shaking the vending machine hard when your wafers packet was stuck in it? You are luckier than those 15 people who die every year getting crushed by the vending machine when they try to rock it hard. Next time, be patient with the machine mammoth.
About 24000 people are killed around the world by lightning strikes every year. Out of these,about 51 are Americans. Moreover, 240000 people suffer from injuries from lightning once survived.
Texting while driving and you are 23 times more prone to an accident than simply driving. Accidents while using cell phones takes about 6000 lives in America alone. 1.3 million crashes happen around the world while driving and texting the phone simultaneously.
About 10000 American children end up in Emergency rooms every year as they chocked on a hot dog. Unfortunately, 77 of those kids die.
Strangely, about 450 people die after falling from bed in the U.S. alone. Most of them are either quite young or too old.
More than 340 people are known to die after drowning in their bathtubs in America. Most of the accidents occur due to getting injured by slipping or falling while getting in or out of the tub.
'Subdural Hematoma' kills about 12 high school football players in U.S. alone. It is a brain injury caused by rapidly changing velocities within the skull tear the bridging veins after stretching them.
Your favorite Roller Coaster rides take 4 lives every year, on an average. Malfunctions during the ride are majorly responsible for the mishappening.
Between 1990 and 2010, 15 Aquarium owners in U.S. died after being stung by Electric eel. About 600 volts of electric current is sent in one sting of electric eel, and repeated stings can easily kill a person.
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