Is Everything Trying To Kill You?

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It can feel like almost everything in the world is trying to kill you. But here's the question, what should you be afraid of? Sharks or spiders top many people's list of fears, but they're actually the source of very few deaths worldwide. The brown recluse spider, for example, has only caused three recorded deaths—ever. In the following video, learn about the true, mundane killers of the world, then discover the "mean world syndrome."

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