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StilettoMiss June 2nd, 2014 9:24pm

You're about as likely to die from your own furniture and/or television falling on you as you are from a terrorist attack.

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CalTexHawk spiral arm
06/03/14 5:43 am

Not anymore according to crap on the "news".

fredd TrumpLand
06/03/14 12:46 am

I said false. I thought it could easily be less likely than TV's/etc.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/02/14 5:54 pm

I'll guess true, we do get earthquakes here now and then. Most of the heavy stuff that could really hurt has a safety cable.

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suppressedID suck it Kyle
06/02/14 4:50 pm

Yes, and I'm about to make a prisoner exchange: my television for 4 chairs and an ottoman.

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jackietheman Just Stop...
06/02/14 4:01 pm

The terrorists are out to get you.

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krayzewolf New Hampshire
06/02/14 4:07 pm

More worried about the taxman. ;)

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
06/02/14 5:24 pm

I survived being a truck driver in Iraq, I think I'll be just fine

2katz I live in Nebraska
06/02/14 3:27 pm

This should be a warning to all the SOHers who have mirrors on the ceiling. Just sayin'...

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2katz I live in Nebraska
06/02/14 4:29 pm

LOL since reading SOH comments for a couple of years, my exposure to "kinky" has broadened considerably.

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
06/02/14 5:26 pm

What have you heard? *suspicious face*

Haha

2katz I live in Nebraska
06/02/14 3:26 pm

I don't keep my TV on the ceiling, but I am definitely more likely to trip over a cat curling around my feet as I try to get to the bathroom at 2 am.

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krayzewolf New Hampshire
06/02/14 2:51 pm

You're 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer in America than by terrorists.

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jayfreeman
06/02/14 3:23 pm

It is alarming that our country has reached so high a level of police violence on citizens. I like to be a part of solutions, but don't even know how to begin on this issue!

krayzewolf New Hampshire
06/02/14 3:35 pm

Start repealing bad laws. If we stopped criminalizing behavior or legislating morality, it would drastically improve safety for our citizens and law enforcement.

RJ1969 SoCal
06/02/14 2:34 pm

More likely.

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omniku dot com
06/02/14 2:39 pm

I didn't have time to read that whole report but according to this article, in 2011 (41) people were killed by being crushed by a TV...

m.theweek.com/article/index/237878/the-shocking-number-of-deaths-caused-by-falling-tvs

omniku dot com
06/02/14 2:40 pm

If only 29 people are killed each year by terrorists, shouldn't the correct answer be False because you are actually LESS likely to die at the hands of terrorists (not as likely)?

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
06/02/14 2:42 pm

2011 has the most recent figures, but as an aggregate since 9/11, they average out to be roughly the same -- sorry if that wasn't conveyed clearly

MachoMatt84 Privileged to serve.
06/02/14 5:50 pm

Yes, I said false for that reason as well.