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12 Things More Likely To Kill You Than A Shark

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the bedroom...

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The first shark under the Western Australian government's cull was killed on Australia Day.

#noWAsharkcull Sad to report the first shark has now been caught and killed on baited drum lines in Perth, WA

Sea Wild Earth@themoceanvibe

#noWAsharkcull Sad to report the first shark has now been caught and killed on baited drum lines in Perth, WA

10:57 AM - 26 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This is despite widespread protests in Australia...

Great turn out for the protest against the shark cull in Western #Australia. #Perth #nosharkcull #sharks

Blue Planet Society@Seasaver

Great turn out for the protest against the shark cull in Western #Australia. #Perth #nosharkcull #sharks

09:27 PM - 4 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And around the world.

Good on you @rickygervais #NoSharkCull

The shark cull is in response to seven fatal attacks off the coast of WA in the past three years.

roger999999

But on average, only two people die from shark attacks in Australia every year.

vladoskan

There are so many things more likely to kill you each year in this country...

1. 19,000 die from smoking-related illnesses.

Clearly the only solution is to confiscate cigarettes.
Wouter Walmink / Via Flickr: walmink / Creative Commons

Clearly the only solution is to confiscate cigarettes.

2. There are 3,000 alcohol-related deaths.

Stop the beer!
youtube.com

Stop the beer!

3. Breast cancer kills 2,700 people.

The human body is deadly.
b-d-s

The human body is deadly.

4. More than 2,000 die from skin cancer.

Better hide the sun.
Michael Hooper / Via Flickr: michaelhooper / Creative Commons

Better hide the sun.

5. 1,200 people die in car accidents.

#CulltheCars.
Via Flickr: ccdoh1 / Creative Commons

#CulltheCars.

6. Nearly 300 people drown.

Maybe it's time to ban swimming.
Via Flickr: julianbleecker / Creative Commons

Maybe it's time to ban swimming.

7. Guns kill around 200 people.

More specifically, PEOPLE with guns.
Kevork Djansezian / Reuters / Reuters

More specifically, PEOPLE with guns.

8. There are 110 work-related deaths.

We should definitely all stop working.
Meinzahn

We should definitely all stop working.

9. Over 50 people die from falling out of bed.

#BantheBeds
KatarzynaBialasiewicz

#BantheBeds

10. 20 die in horse riding accidents.

Those monsters.
Via Flickr: astriduitbeeld / Creative Commons

Those monsters.

11. Ladders kill 19 people.

Look at this evil bastard.
CBCK-Christine

Look at this evil bastard.

12. 10 people die from bee stings.

This is a stone-cold killer.
Via Flickr: peterpanter / Creative Commons

This is a stone-cold killer.

But somehow sharks are the bad guys.

joebelanger