We all know that sharks are scary and dangerous. Still…what are the odds of being killed by a shark? Low.
So low, in fact, that you are four times more likely to be killed by VENDING MACHINES.
Almost every article and source that claims that vending machines kill 4 times as many people per year as sharks points to one specific report by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. This report, released in 1995, says that the CPSC is aware of at least 37 deaths and 113 injuries in the US since 1978 that have resulted from consumers rocking or tilting the machines in an attempt to obtain free soda or money. That comes out to be around 2.18 deaths per year.
Read more about this and the likelihood of getting chomped by a shark HERE!