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Old 07-04-2013, 11:59 AM   #87
SgtDuster
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Originally Posted by HappyForNow View Post
In the USA:
Around 4000 people died from motorcycle accidents.

MORE THAN 50,000 PEOPLE DIED FROM COLON RECTAL CANCER.
MORE THAN 39,000 PEOPLE DIED FROM BREAST CANCER.
MORE THAN 36,000 PEOPLE DIED FROM THE FLU.
MORE THAN 32,000 PEOPLE DIED IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS.
53 PEOPLE DIED FROM BEE STINGS.
38 PEOPLE DIED FROM LIGHTNING STRIKES.
4 IDIOTS DIED FROM DOING STUPID SHIT WITH FIREWORKS.

I suggest that the OP should quick worrying so much about riding and start worrying a little more about ass cancer.
100% of americans have a digestive system.
~51% of Americans have breast (well...developed I mean...and then you must factor the age)
...
How many % are riders?


Data (or lack of), context, interpretation...


One can choose to factor in or out this or that and manipulates numbers to reflect a point of view. Not always on purpose but if you did, chances that someone writing a book (maybe with an agenda) did the same are high.



Stats are fun and can be useful if understood, I'm with Glassewave on this, but we have to take all that with a pinch of salt. Especially witout all the data at our disposal.
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