HOUSTON — This might be an odd thing to calculate your odds for, but these are numbers you might want to know, and some of them might surprise you!
Life is short, and death is sure. The odds of dying are, well, 100 percent. There are quite a few ways it happens (except for Titanic. We all know Jack could’ve fit on the door).
It’s kind of ironic these statistics come from the National Safety Council, but they say you have the highest chance of dying from heart disease. The odds are 1 in 6.
Cancer is next with the odds being 1 in 7, followed by chronic lower respiratory disease with the odds 1 in 27.
Death by falling is 1 in 114, drowning is roughly 1 in 1,117, and a bee sting is 1 in 46,562.
In fact, a bee is much more deadly than a dog with the odds 1 in 115,111.
People who are scared to fly should know the ground is much more dangerous.
Dying in a car crash is 1 in 103, but a plane crash is almost 2000 times that - 1 in 188,364.
That’s much closer to your odds of being struck by lightning, which a 1 in 218,106.
But despite what the movies say, the odds of being eaten by Jaws, getting trampled in a stampede, or having a house fall on you, you can probably bet on that not happening.
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