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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
Not Sure I Like These Odds
Odds are 1:36 that you will be killed by some sort of
accident. There's a 1:81 chance that the accident will be while in a car, and 1:202 [questionable, krb] that it'll
be by a firearm. A few more - 1:344 from poisoning, roughly 1:1500 by an asteroid (about the same as dying during
a sports activity), 1:4837 by a terrestrial falling object, 1:10455 by drowning in a bath tub, and 1:29,860 from
being caught between two objects. Finally, there's a 1:130498 chance that you'll suffocate yourself with a plastic
bag. These, compliments of researchers at Princeton University.