6 Things More Likely To Kill You Than A Plane Crash

Fear of flying? Chill out, relax… according to a report The Week, the odds of dying in a plane crash are a remote 11 million to 1. So here’s something else to fear instead - 6 things in fact, that are more likely to kill you than a plane crash.

1. 1. Lightning

You have a 1 in 10 million chance of being struck by lightning in the UK.

If you’ve just developed an intense fear of thunder and lightning, you are officially suffering from ‘astraphobia.’

2. 2. Terrorists


You have a 9.3 million in 1 chance of being killed in a terrorist attack (based on death statistics from terrorist attacks in 2007).

3. 3. Scalding Hot Water


Yes, boiling hot water is more than twice as likely to be the cause of your death as a plane crash.

A fear of hot liquids? That’s called ‘hygrothermophobia,’ by the way.

4. 4. Food Poisoning


A dodgy meal is more than 3 times likely to send the Grim Reaper your way than a plane crash is, with the odds of dying from food poisoning standing at 1 in 3 million.

5. 5. Ladders

You have a 1 in 2.3 million chance of being killed in a fall from a ladder.

The humble ladder, then, more than 4 times more likely to kill you than a plane crash.

6. 6. Falling Out of Bed

Maybe we should all go back to high sided cots? According to statistics, about 20 people per year in Britain die as the result of falling out of bed, meaning the chances of meeting your maker this way are 1 in 2 million.

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