We are all going to die one day, and most of us try our best to put it at the back of our minds and try not to think about it too much. Some people can’t help themselves, however, and worry about the danger of all kinds of high-risk activities.
Someone has helpfully compiled an infographic of for these people, listing the estimated chances of death in various scenarios and types of sports, from motorbike racing to obesity. Some of these sports statistics offer a genuinely surprising perspective, for example, skydiving and bungee-jumping are much safer than you would think, particularly when compared to something seemingly more innocent, like canoeing, where sports injuries and deaths are a-plenty.
The interesting facts were presented by Best Health Degrees, which collated the statistics from the US National Centre for Health Statistics’ database. Of course, the results are always changing, with new technologies contributing mostly to a safer world, but the overall results certainly put the risks that we choose to take into context. Scroll down below to check the fun facts out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!