100 most dangerous things in everyday life and what you can do about them

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Broadway Books, Jul 13, 2004 - Humor - 240 pages
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Fact: More people are killed annually by teddy bears than by grizzly bears.

Fact: Each year, thousands of couch potatoes are admitted to emergency rooms for television-related injuries.

Fact: There are more germs on your desk than there are on your toilet.

Forget about lions, tigers, and sharks—in a world where vacuum cleaners are more dangerous than venomous spiders, and household cleaner is more deadly than anthrax, it pays to know the risks of daily living—and how to avoid them. In this witty and wonderfully practical guide, Laura Lee reveals the 100 Most Dangerous Things in Everyday Life and What You Can Do About Them.

From rubber bands and paper clips to wading pools and holy water, readers will learn:
• The probability of encountering each threat

• How to determine the magnitude of danger

• Expert advice on how best to minimize the hazard

• Statistics on how many people have met their demise as a result of these risks

Equipped with this worst-case scenario guide to armchair misadventures, alarmists, hypochondriacs, paranoids, and skeptics alike will be prepared for anything that comes their way—at home, at work, or at play.

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I found this book on a sale shelf in a nearby Barnes and Noble...it's really funny in its simplicity. All of those crazy things I spent so much time being terrified of, (for example), large spinning metal blades hanging over my head to circulate airflow, are actually as dangerous as I feared. Both comforting and a giant step backwards in therapy circles around the world. 

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