FYI: 11 Deadliest Things


Deadliest World Job: Underwater welders is the most dangerous job in the world.  There is high risk of shock, explosion, decompression sickness.  It has a 15% fatality rate. (Source: Career Addict)

Deadliest American Job: Logging is the most dangerous job in the United States.  There were 56 fatal injuries and 1,040 nonfatal injuries in 2018.  The most common cause of fatal accident was contact with objects and equipment. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Deadliest Mainstream Sport: Motorsports including motocross, NASCAR or Formula 1 racing.  Drivers easily crash into other drivers, run into walls, or have mechanical problems. (Source: The Sportster)

Deadliest Extreme Sport: Base jumping out of planes although buildings and flying cars count too.  It’s obvious to see why this is so dangerous when you leave things to chance. (Source: World Atlas)

Deadliest Snake: Saw-scaled viper or Echis carinatus lives in India and the Middle East.  It doesn’t have the strongest venom but lives in populated areas. (Source: Live Science)

Deadliest Insect: Mosquitoes kill about 750,000 people a year by spreading the infectious disease of malaria in mainly sub-Saharan Africa and dengue fever in mainly Asia and Latin America.  (Source: Business Insider)

Deadliest Mammal: Humans are the most dangerous and probably because of our developed brains and opposable thumbs.  We kill about 56 million humans each year and of the half a million deaths by guns, around 75% of them are intentional. (Source: World Atlas)

Deadliest Non-Human Mammal:  Dogs kill around 25,000 people yearly and mainly this is the result of stray dogs infected with rabies who attack people. (Source: World Atlas)

Deadliest Toxin: Botulinum has the ability to kill many people with a small amount of toxin.  It derives from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.  It can cause paralysis, internal organ failure, and death. (Source: Planet Deadly)

Deadliest Non-Worldwide Epidemic: Bubonic Plague from 1346 to 1353 in Europe, Asia, and North Africa that killed between 75 to 200 million people. The cause of the Black Plague was the Yersinia pestis bacterium that caused initial flu like symptoms.  It was usually spread by infected fleas and traveled in the lymphatic vessels (Source: Wikipedia)

Deadliest Worldwide Epidemic: Smallpox from 1877 to 1977 that killed around 500 million people.  The cause was the Variola major and Variola minor viruses that caused extensive scarring and some blindness.  The initial symptoms were flu like with fever and vomiting. (Source: Wikipedia)



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