Re: [SystemSafety] Shark!

From: John Downer < >
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 07:03:30 -0400


With all respect to the zoo, I'm guessing that if billions of people sat on sharks every day then the stats would be somewhat different.

> On Jul 8, 2015, at 4:43 AM, Inge, James Mr <James.Inge782_at_xxxxxx >
> My local zoo has a poster in its aquarium, quoting a statistic about fatal shark attacks, compared to deaths caused by chairs. I can’t remember the precise numbers, but it is something like half a dozen shark related deaths annually, compared to hundreds caused by homicidal furniture. The International Shark Attack File quotes 497 confirmed fatal shark attacks worldwide, over the last 435 years.
>
> Now that Hollywood has successfully warned the world about sharks, how can we persuade them to do such a sterling effort to get the word out about seating? ;-)
>
> More fun shark attack statistics at http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/isaf/geomaps.htm
>
> James.
>
> From: systemsafety-bounces_at_xxxxxx > Sent: 08 July 2015 06:28
> To: systemsafety_at_xxxxxx > Subject: [SystemSafety] Shark!
>
> Tis the 40th anniversary of the movie Jaws. The script writer is giving interviews. It turns out the movie made many people shark-risk-aware. Some didn't go near a swimming pool for years after. But one comment resonated. Words to the effect of:
> "Why did those victims go into the water? Couldn't they hear the music?"
> More support for the fundamental axiom of hazard analysis:
> "Some things only become clear, later on."
> Cheers
> Les
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