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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: It's all right there in the numbers


Data analysts say, if you torture the numbers long enough, they’ll tell you anything.

I just read that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has compiled the statistics and crunched the numbers, and the official data says more people in the U.S. get killed by cows every year than get killed by sharks.

In averages taken from between 2001 and 2013, cows killed 20 people per year and sharks killed only one person per year.

In fact, alligators and bears each averaged one death, as well. Venomous snakes and lizards killed six people and spiders seven. So all combined? These frighte...

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