With news that the deadly Ebola virus may have reached America’s densest, most populous city yesterday, many Americans are freaking out. And some in the media are fanning the flames because, with Israelis and Palestinians not killing each other for a few hours, we don’t have anything else to write about. But you’re not going to catch Ebola. The chances of you getting it are, like, practically zero. If it’s even here, which it might not be. But there are lots of other things that can — and will — kill you. Here are just a few.
1. Being stung by a bee:A bee could kill you. The most recent statistics show that 54 Americans died from bee stings in 2000. But what if you got stung by a bee with Ebola? It’d be a BeeBola.
2. Food poisoning: One time I ate a salad from Wendy’s and got food poisoning. It was pretty bad, but I didn’t die. But 3,000 people do die, every year, from food poisoning. The salad was also bad, in case you were wondering. Not as bad as Ebola, but still.
Put down that pen and paper and read this first. Bonus: the real to-do lists of Ben Franklin and Johnny Cash.
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Here are a few reads that will help you rock your to-do list today:
- 6 secrets of super productive to-do lists
- The best alternative to-do list apps
- Not all to-do’s are created equal
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We hacked through dozens of year-end lists—and, yes, checked them twice—to bring you our curated best and worst of 2011. Here’s the mother of all roundups that you will find online, offline, and everywhere else. Each line is taken from those other year-end lists.