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Fate is Against You!

2005-03-29 14:50:59.066212+00 by petronius 2 comments

According to the Telegraph of London, the British Department of Health has released statistics on Britons admitted to hospital for various accidents and misadventures. It's interesting to note that 54 Limeys were injured by lightning strikes, and that "Volcanic eruption" (37) injured more people than "Cataclysmic storms" (24) (I had no idea that the UK was so tectonic!) However, what really worries me is the figure of 107 casualties caused by "unspecified forces of nature". Bad karma? Cosmic Justice? What goes around finaly comes around? How can we protect ourselves?

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-03-29 16:02:53.518243+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

Not to mention that "...two people were struck down by centipedes..." ("aigh, the legs!") and "...12 suffered from avalanches...". Unless I'm off on my metric conversion, Highland Ben Nevis is just over 4,400 feet above sea level. I'm not totally up on my climatology, but that's, what, two or three days a year when snow would stick? And 12 people went running for the hills?

#Comment Re: made: 2005-03-29 17:22:37.170648+00 by: petronius

Its not the size of the avalance that gets you, but its vigor. Same thing for centipedes.