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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Do you think you can guess what some of the most dangerous animals in the world are? Some are obvious, some are a little surprising. I'll save you some suspense. Humans are only number 2!
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Today's Random Fact:
Elephants: 100 deaths per year. Elephants have the largest brains of the animal kingdom.
Hippopotamus: 500 deaths per year. The name "hippopotamus" is Greek for "river horse".
Crocodiles: 1,000 deaths per year. Crocodiles are extremely territorial and will kill any intruder, including humans.
Tapeworms: 2,000 deaths per year. The most common way to pick up a tapeworm is through eating undercooked meat.
Roundworms: 2,500 deaths per year. Roundworms can reach 20 inches long.
Tsetse flies, Assassin Bugs, Freshwater Snails: 10,000 deaths per year each.
Dogs: 25,000 deaths per year. Rabid dogs account for a vast amount of these deaths.
Snakes: 50,000 deaths per year. The number of snake deaths may be higher because rural areas may not have adequate documentation.
Humans: 475,000 deaths per year. Over a 75-year lifespan, a person has a 1 in 200 chance of being murdered in America.
Mosquitoes: 725,000 deaths per year. It would take about 1.2 million bites to drain all the blood from your body.