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 Post subject: Facts and odds
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 3:35 pm 
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In one minute 204 million emails are sent
In two minutes we take as many photos as the whole world took in the 19th century
In three minutes Gok Wan sells one item of his shapewear lingerie range
In four minutes the UK's personal debt rises by over £1m
In five minutes a human heart pumps 25 litres of blood round the body
In six minutes a driver is caught speeding
In seven minutes some 42 million Facebook pages are viewed
In eight minutes 2,136 babies are born
In nine minutes three people go bankrupt
In 10 minutes an 18 to 24 year old will have checked their phone at least once
In 20 minutes 375 trees are cut down to make toilet paper
In 30 minutes some 29 million YouTube clips are downloaded globally
In 40 minutes a staggering 12,000,000,000 cells in the human body are replaced
In 50 minutes there are 18,000 lightning strikes around the world
In 60 minutes the Earth travels 66,620 miles around the Sun

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 Post subject: Re: Facts and odds
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 3:35 pm 
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300,000,000/1 shark attack
Around 40 people are killed every year from shark attacks, with the numbers increasing as more people take holidays on coasts where sharks live.

300,000,000/1 fairground accident
The worst rollercoaster accident in Britain was in 1972 when five children were killed on the Big Dipper in Battersea, London, when one of the cars broke loose and collided with another. Just last week 29 people were injured when the Runaway Mine Train at Alton Towers split in two.

250,000,000/1 falling coconut
Coconuts apparently kill around 150 people every year. Falling from a height of 80 feet, they can build up an impact speed of 50 mph.

11,000,000/1 plane crash
Plane crashes worldwide claim 1,300 people every year. Young men are most likely to emerge from the wreckage alive - and 12 per cent of passengers who survive the impact will die from shock later.

10,000,000/1 killed by lightning
In the UK around five people are killed by being hit by lightning every year. And men are four times more likely to be struck than women.

10,000,000/1 killed by the escape of radiation from a nearby nuclear power station
The chances of an explosion at a nuclear reactor are increasing with the risk of terrorism and as conventional fuels run out. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster and its aftermath has killed an estimated 30,000 people.

9,300,000/1 dying in a terrorist attack
Last year there were 651 significant international terrorist attacks worldwide, killing nearly 2,000 people.

5,000,000/1 scalded by hot water
Children under five are most at risk, with 126 accidents reported every year in Britain. In Japan, around 150 people die from hot water scalding every year.

4,400,000/1 left-handed people killed using a right-handed product
More than 2,500 left-handed people are killed every year around the world from using equipment meant for right-handed people. The right-handed power saw is the most deadly item.

3,500,000/1 dying of a snake bite
Snake bites kill an estimated 25,000 people a year. More people die from snakebite in India than in any other country in the world, with the total death toll estimated I to average 10 - 12,000 annually.

3,000,000/1 dying from food poisoning
More than 79,000 cases of food poisoning were reported last year in the UK, while every year around 200 people die as a result of eating contaminated food.

2,300,000/1 dying from falling off a ladder
On average 15 people die from falling off ladders every year in Britain, and around 1,200 suffer serious injuries. A quarter of all falls happen off ladders.

2,000,000/1 dying after falling out of bed
In Britain around 20 people die from falling out of bed every year, with the young and the elderly most at risk.

685,000/1 drowning in the bath
A higher percentage of people drown in their bath water than in public swimming pools, with young children and the elderly most at risk. Around 25 babies drown in baths every year.

500,000/1 being killed in a train crash
Despite a number of fatal crashes, public transport is still the safest way to travel. Buses are even safer than trains, with the odds of being killed 13 million to one.

43,500/1 being killed in an accident at work
More accidents happen at work than anywhere else. Every year there are more than 25,000 serious workplace accidents, killing around 300 people in the UK.

8,000/1 killed in a road accident
Every year 1,500 car drivers and adult passengers die in road smashes, while around 1,000 pedestrians and cyclists die in road accidents. Worldwide, over 3,000 people are killed in road crashes daily.

5/1 dying from cancer
Around 130,000 people die from cancer every \ year, of whom 65,000 are ' aged under 75. The most common killers are lung, breast, colon and prostate cancer.

2.5/1 dying from a heart attack or stroke
The leading cause of death in Britain, coronary heart disease and strokes account for over 200,000 deaths every I year. Someone has a heart attack every two minutes.

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 Post subject: Re: Facts and odds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:04 pm 
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Banknotes ... whether Scottish or English are not legal tender in Scotland

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 Post subject: Re: Facts and odds
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:50 pm 
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A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second.

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 Post subject: Re: Facts and odds
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:57 pm 
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Pete wrote:
Banknotes ... whether Scottish or English are not legal tender in Scotland

Eh? I don’t understand that [shrug65465.gif]


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 Post subject: Re: Facts and odds
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:29 am 
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The legal position with regard to Scottish Banknotes is as follows:

Scottish Banknotes are legal currency – i.e. they are approved by the UK Parliament. However, Scottish Bank notes are not Legal Tender, not even in Scotland. In fact, no banknote whatsoever (including Bank of England notes!) qualifies for the term 'legal tender' north of the border and the Scottish economy seems to manage without that legal protection.

HM Treasury is responsible for defining which notes have ‘legal tender’ status within the United Kingdom and the following extract from Bank of England’s website may help to clarify what is meant by “legal tender” and how little practical meaning the phrase has in everyday transactions.

“The term legal tender does not in itself govern the acceptability of banknotes in transactions. Whether or not notes have legal tender status, their acceptability as a means of payment is essentially a matter for agreement between the parties involved. Legal tender has a very narrow technical meaning in relation to the settlement of debt. If a debtor pays in legal tender the exact amount he owes under the terms of a contract, he has good defence in law if he is subsequently sued for non-payment of the debt. In ordinary everyday transactions, the term ‘legal tender’ has very little practical application.”
(Ref. www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/about/faqs.htm.)

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 Post subject: Re: Facts and odds
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 Post subject: Re: Facts and odds
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Guinness estimates that 93,000 liters of beer are lost in facial hair each year in the UK alone.

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 Post subject: Re: Facts and odds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:49 pm 
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Pete wrote:
300,000,000/1 shark attack
Around 40 people are killed every year from shark attacks, with the numbers increasing as more people take holidays on coasts where sharks live.

300,000,000/1 fairground accident
The worst rollercoaster accident in Britain was in 1972 when five children were killed on the Big Dipper in Battersea, London, when one of the cars broke loose and collided with another. Just last week 29 people were injured when the Runaway Mine Train at Alton Towers split in two.

250,000,000/1 falling coconut
Coconuts apparently kill around 150 people every year. Falling from a height of 80 feet, they can build up an impact speed of 50 mph.

11,000,000/1 plane crash
Plane crashes worldwide claim 1,300 people every year. Young men are most likely to emerge from the wreckage alive - and 12 per cent of passengers who survive the impact will die from shock later.

10,000,000/1 killed by lightning
In the UK around five people are killed by being hit by lightning every year. And men are four times more likely to be struck than women.

10,000,000/1 killed by the escape of radiation from a nearby nuclear power station
The chances of an explosion at a nuclear reactor are increasing with the risk of terrorism and as conventional fuels run out. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster and its aftermath has killed an estimated 30,000 people.

9,300,000/1 dying in a terrorist attack
Last year there were 651 significant international terrorist attacks worldwide, killing nearly 2,000 people.

5,000,000/1 scalded by hot water
Children under five are most at risk, with 126 accidents reported every year in Britain. In Japan, around 150 people die from hot water scalding every year.

4,400,000/1 left-handed people killed using a right-handed product
More than 2,500 left-handed people are killed every year around the world from using equipment meant for right-handed people. The right-handed power saw is the most deadly item.

3,500,000/1 dying of a snake bite
Snake bites kill an estimated 25,000 people a year. More people die from snakebite in India than in any other country in the world, with the total death toll estimated I to average 10 - 12,000 annually.

3,000,000/1 dying from food poisoning
More than 79,000 cases of food poisoning were reported last year in the UK, while every year around 200 people die as a result of eating contaminated food.

2,300,000/1 dying from falling off a ladder
On average 15 people die from falling off ladders every year in Britain, and around 1,200 suffer serious injuries. A quarter of all falls happen off ladders.

2,000,000/1 dying after falling out of bed
In Britain around 20 people die from falling out of bed every year, with the young and the elderly most at risk.

685,000/1 drowning in the bath
A higher percentage of people drown in their bath water than in public swimming pools, with young children and the elderly most at risk. Around 25 babies drown in baths every year.

500,000/1 being killed in a train crash
Despite a number of fatal crashes, public transport is still the safest way to travel. Buses are even safer than trains, with the odds of being killed 13 million to one.

43,500/1 being killed in an accident at work
More accidents happen at work than anywhere else. Every year there are more than 25,000 serious workplace accidents, killing around 300 people in the UK.

8,000/1 killed in a road accident
Every year 1,500 car drivers and adult passengers die in road smashes, while around 1,000 pedestrians and cyclists die in road accidents. Worldwide, over 3,000 people are killed in road crashes daily.

5/1 dying from cancer
Around 130,000 people die from cancer every \ year, of whom 65,000 are ' aged under 75. The most common killers are lung, breast, colon and prostate cancer.

2.5/1 dying from a heart attack or stroke
The leading cause of death in Britain, coronary heart disease and strokes account for over 200,000 deaths every I year. Someone has a heart attack every two minutes.
its got to be more than 130,000 die of cancer a year?

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 Post subject: Re: Facts and odds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:48 pm 
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That's just UK figure I think

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