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You Bet Your Life

by Staff

Tags: Science and Technology, Death, Odds, Cause, National Safety Council,

Poker ChipsHave you ever wondered how you’re going to die? Unless you intend to take matters into your own hands—and you’ll have to move quickly to ensure a falling anvil or piano doesn’t get you first—you’ll just have to wait and see. If you're considering gambling with your life, check out the National Safety Council’s website, where you’ll find Vegas-style odds for nearly every cause of death imaginable.

*Spoiler alert: Your lifetime odds of dying from a falling anvil, or some other falling object, are one in 1,335. That’s far from a long shot, so watch out.

 (Thanks, Seed.)

 —Morgan Winters

Image by Adrian Sampson, licensed by  Creative Commons.