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#1 Hum

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 17:24

10. Hot dogs kill 70 children each year.

 

9. Bathtubs kill 340 people a year.

 

8. Lightning kills 10,000 people a year.

 

7. Shopping on Black Friday kills 550 people a year. :|

 

6. Autoerotic asphyxiation kills 600 people a year.

 

5. Texting kills 6,000 people a year.

 

4. Roller coasters kill 6 people a year.

 

3. Hippos kill 2,900 people a year.

 

2. Falling out of bed kills 450 people a year in the US alone.

 

1. Vending machines kill 13 people a year.

 

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 17:29

Lightning is not exactly a strange way. Neither is texting. Which also explains the high numbers. The rest of them... well, I'll be making sure no murderous vending machines follow me on more quiet roads. I mean, sure, I've cursed and punched a few of them in my life, I've heard they're now getting smart, but not *that* smart, alright?



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 17:30

1. Vending machines kill 13 people a year.

 

That's more like suicide. :s



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 17:38

No, I'm pretty sure they're alive. A few weeks back I wanted Mars bar even though I wasn't hungry. I said it but quietly and guess what - I didn't get any.

Also, I've long suspected ATMs have otherwise homeless people locked inside them. That's why they can't upgrade them - those folks are die hard Windows XP users. Perchance, do you have any statistics on that?

 

And because nobody ever reads Random Stuff Thread, I'm copying the following important information here:

"Accidents caused by reckless texting and not paying proper attention to operation of vehicles, machinery and appliances kill 5,999 people a year. The remaining one might be a homicidal carrier wave that has somehow achieved capability of reasoning, probably thanks to smartphones."



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 18:56

Is it fair to put texting in here. It's not like anyone directly dies from texting, one could die by being distracted by texting.

 

I mean if someone was busy texting & a hippo came at them & killed them, which would get the point?



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 18:57

I mean if someone was busy texting & a hippo came at them & killed them, which would get the point?

 

You never know...

 

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 19:00

1. Vending machines kill 13 people a year.

 

That's more like suicide. :s

 

Actually when you count the dabeetus they get from the vending machine, that figure is much higher.



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 23:38

A lightning bolt scared a hippo, which knocked a vending machine over, killing my cousin, while he was shopping on Black Friday.

 

True story ...



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 00:09

Actually when you count the dabeetus they get from the vending machine, that figure is much higher.

That sounds like an std.

 

I think you meant diabetes.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 00:38

Lightning is not exactly a strange way. Neither is texting. Which also explains the high numbers. The rest of them... well, I'll be making sure no murderous vending machines follow me on more quiet roads. I mean, sure, I've cursed and punched a few of them in my life, I've heard they're now getting smart, but not *that* smart, alright?

Check out Stephen King's short story: "The Mangler"  :)



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:58

 

6. Autoerotic asphyxiation kills 600 people a year.

 

So let’s recap. Stand on a chair, rope around your neck, Peter in your hand. Now you have to time it just right, so that just before you come, you almost die. And sometimes you miscalculate. You don’t know if you’re coming or going.
And the parents of these kids are too embarrassed to tell the police, so they put the kids dick away and say he had poor grades. His girlfriend left him. Oh, wow, no wonder, lady, look at his ######ing hobbies. - George Carlin.