Meet my friend Micromort – he’s one in a million!

No, it i’s not some sort of mini-Mortman! It’s micromort, or in other words, a one-in-a-million chance of death. How can you add (or is that subtract?)  a micromort to your… err.. life? Here are some options (from Wikipedia):

  • smoking 1.4 cigarettes (cancer, heart disease)
  • drinking 0.5 liter of wine (cirrhosis of the liver)
  • spending 1 hours in a coal mine (black lung disease)
  • spending 3 hours in a coal mine (accident)
  • living 2 days in New York or Boston (air pollution)
  • living 2 months in Denver (cancer from cosmic radiation)
  • living 2 months with a smoker (cancer, heart disease)
  • living 150 years within 20 miles (32 km) of a nuclear power plant (cancer from radiation)
  • drinking Miami water for 1 year (cancer from chloroform)
  • eating 100 charcoal-broiled steaks (cancer from benzopyrene)
  • eating 40 tablespoons of peanut butter (liver cancer from aflatoxin B)
  • travelling 6 minutes by canoe (accident)
  • travelling 10 miles (16 km) by bicycle (accident)
  • travelling 230 miles (370 km) by car (accident)
  • travelling 6000 miles (9656 km) by train (accident)
  • flying 1000 miles (1609 km) by jet (accident)
  • flying 6000 miles (9656 km) by jet (cancer from cosmic)
  • one chest X ray in a good hospital (cancer from radiation)
  • one ecstasy tablet

Glad we thought of that!