Ever since xkcd displayed a list of dangers and their associated death rates indexed by a google search, the number of deaths in “low risk” activities appears to have increased dramatically.

Here is a graph indexing the percentage increase in number of search results for the same query.


The queries used were:

2 Responses to “Dangers”

  1. Bjorn Tipling Says:

    Try “died in a * accident”. The * is a wildcard.

  2. Mad Scientist Says:

    Could this be a result of the Heisenberg principle?

    In a spirit of experiment, as of end May 2005, cooking (5 hits) is more risky than football (4), while it seems no-one has “died in an orienteering accident”.

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