Some Numbers

We should of course continue to be angry about the September 11th attacks, but just to keep things in perspective…

  • Number of people killed in the September 11th attacks: 2,998
  • Number of US military deaths in War in Afghanistan: 480
  • Number of US military deaths in War in Iraq: 3,974
  • Number of road deaths (cars, etc.) in the US in 2004: 42,636
  • Number of deaths caused by 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and resulting tsunamis: 225,000 (0.35% of the world’s population)

The Earthquake/Tsunami number astounds me.

Edit: Wait, that’s not 0.35%, is it? I think it’s actually 0.0035%, which is a way smaller percentage.

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