Dicing with death

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The Independent Online
There is, roughly, one death per 15 million car trips in the UK. Here are seven activities that also lead, on average, to one death, in order of danger:

Two million cigarettes smoked per death from lung cancer

Three million acts of unprotected sex per death from Aids

Four million bicycle rides per cyclist killed

10 million flights on a jet aircraft per passenger fatality

25 million beef steaks eaten per death from CJD

30 million walks in the rain per death by lightning

75 million trains boarded per train-crash death

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