19 Things Way More Dangerous Than Sharks

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Unprovoked sharks attack about 75 people annually, with about six of these attacks resulting in fatalities. Here are 19 things that are more dangerous than sharks (H/T BuzzFeed):

1. Sex

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In 1981, two researchers estimated there are 11,000sex-related deaths each year.

2. Skiing

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An average of 41.5 people die while skiing or snowboarding each year.

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4. Hot tap-water

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The CDC reports that scalding from hot tap-water caused 452 deaths over a ten-year period.

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6. Chairs

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Falls involving chairs caused more than 2,000 deaths between 1999 and 2010.

7. Oysters on the half shell

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Vibriosis -- a potentially lethal, though rare, bacteria associated with eating raw oysters -- is responsible for about 15 deaths per year.

8. Room fresheners

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There were 2,600 room freshener injuries in 1996. (Sharks attacked 13 people that year.)

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10. Being a baker, chef or cook

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In 2008, there were 65 deaths in food preparation occupations.

11. Christmas trees

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Festooned trees injure 1,000 people annually.

12. Toys

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Toys, including balls, darts and tricycles, caused 20 deaths in 2005. (The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled WHAM-O Slip ‘N Slides in 1993, due to reports of paralysis and neck injuries.)

13. Gun accidents

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The accidental discharge of firearms killed 606 people in the U.S. in 2010.

14. Trampolines

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In 2006, 4,700 hospitalizations or deaths resulted from trampoline accidents.

15. Grooming pubic hairs

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Shaving, waxing and trimming nether regions led to an estimated 11,700 emergency department visits from 2002 to 2010.

16. Hospitals

Bad care at hospitals is linked to the deaths of 180,000 Medicare patients annually.

17. Toilets

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About 43,000 Americans had accidents involving toilets in 1996.

18. Constipation

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Between 1999 and 2010, constipation was the cause of 150 deaths per year.

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