Sunday, March 20, 2011


Candles Kill Many More Than Nuclear Power: "Indeed many things are far more dangerous than nuclear power plants, at least they have caused far more deaths and mayhem. Here are some annual death statistics from the USA that cause many more deaths, taken from here and here. Why don’t we ban all of these menacing products?

Nuclear power plants – 0 deaths per year
Candles  - 126
Bicycles 1995  - 800
Agriculture  - 1,300
Motorcycles  – 2,500
Car Phones 2002   - 2,500
Alcohol – 100,000
Tobacco – 500,000

Candles kill 126 – in just a single year and in a single country! Having a reliable supply of electricity would mean less use of candles, and so lives would be saved. As far as I know, all of the above killer items are being sold without protest."