Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Cow attack news.

From The Daily Mail:

With the 40th anniversary of JAWS rapidly approaching, and shark attacks making the headlines, you may be forgiven for thinking that they are the most deadly animals in the world.

But despite being the ultimate killing machines, sharks are only responsible for on average one death a year. In fact, you should be far more afraid of bees, who kill almost 60 people a year, or even cows, which are responsible for around 20 deaths.


According to other sources, mosquitoes cause the most deaths, but hey.

5 comments:

Pablo said...

Of humans, humans kill the most.

Mark Wadsworth said...

P, not according to that second link

Pablo said...

Strictly speaking, it's not the mosquito but the plasmodiums, but then again I spoze that too is an animal.

Pablo said...

Further thought: what about indirect human deaths due to the effects of exceedingly inequable economic system: if you take that into account Homo goes to the top again, I think.

Mark Wadsworth said...

P, you make two very good points.