Always outnumbered. Generally overdresssed.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday Morning Memento Mori


What's with this grim and recurrent reminder of the potential imminence of your and my untimely death? Why can't I just lighten up? I mean it's not like something is just going to drop out of the sky and kill you is it?

Well perhaps.

In fact, the Health and Safety Executive reports 40 people killed in 2007/08 by falling objects.

It provides no details of what those objects were though, turning this stat into the proverbial gift that just keeps giving.

1 comment:

Pete Gloria said...

Maybe something is going to drop out of the sky and not kill you instead.

www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/science/space/5511619/14-year-old-hit-by-30000-mph-space-meteorite.html