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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...

    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.

    Wouter Walmink / Via Flickr: walmink / Creative Commons

    Clearly the only solution is to confiscate cigarettes.

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

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    Stop the beer!

    3. Breast cancer kills 2,700 people.

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    The human body is deadly.

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

    Michael Hooper / Via Flickr: michaelhooper / Creative Commons

    Better hide the sun.

    5. 1,200 people die in car accidents.

    Via Flickr: ccdoh1 / Creative Commons

    #CulltheCars.

    6. Nearly 300 people drown.

    Via Flickr: julianbleecker / Creative Commons

    Maybe it's time to ban swimming.

    7. Guns kill around 200 people.

    Kevork Djansezian / Reuters / Reuters

    More specifically, PEOPLE with guns.

    8. There are 110 work-related deaths.

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    We should definitely all stop working.

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

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    #BantheBeds

    10. 20 die in horse riding accidents.

    Via Flickr: astriduitbeeld / Creative Commons

    Those monsters.

    11. Ladders kill 19 people.

    CBCK-Christine

    Look at this evil bastard.

    12. 10 people die from bee stings.

    Via Flickr: peterpanter / Creative Commons

    This is a stone-cold killer.

    But somehow sharks are the bad guys.

    joebelanger

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