Thursday, December 01, 2005

...All Roads In US Should Be Eliminated...

A study has shown that driving is much more hazardous to our health than terrorism:

Death toll from road accidents 390 times that from terrorism:

The body count from road accidents in developed economies is 390 times higher than the death toll in these countries from international terrorism, says a study appearing in a specialist journal, Injury Prevention. In 2001, as many people died every 26 days on American roads as died in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, it says.

Well...'duh'...Isn't this a revelation!? Where do I apply for a grant to conduct an important study like this?

Researchers led by Nick Wilson of Otago University, New Zealand, trawled through a US State Department database of deaths caused by international terrorism, and compared this with an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development database on road crash deaths among 29 OECD countries.

Now here's a couple of guys with way too much time on their hands. But I guess everyone has to do something to make a living.
Here's another little blurb:

"Policymakers need to be aware of this when allocating resources to preventing these two avoidable causes of mortality," they say.

Policy makers should also be aware of the inconsequential frivolity of such as Nick and friends report when "allocating resources" for research grants.

(After, of course, I apply for and am granted mine on the effect of migrating salmon feces on pure, spring water being sold in soda pop bottles in markets nationwide for a buck ninety a pop)

Later...

3 Comments:

Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Jimbo, you are in the wrong business. I wonder how big these grants are?

7:50 PM  
Blogger sandy said...

I want to study the sexual habits of the Cockamamey dingwhatsit.
I'm sure my study is just as pertinant as the one in your post.
About 10 million dollars will get me up and running.

11:03 PM  
Blogger Kermit said...

We need to research Bogs! Bubba is an endangered species, and where else can you find a philosophical goose?

Hey are these people species particular. Us frogs deserve some respect too. Aren't antique Bog residents just as important as Post Teen Rappers?

Why isn't there a shrink to tell me that I've been victimized and that I don't feel good about myself.

Where are the the libs when I need them?

Oh... Oh... getiing giggly in the bog!.

Kermit

3:33 AM  

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