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Two of the Most Dangerous Days of the Year Are Aound the Corner, Are You Ready?

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Two of the most dangerous days of the year are right around the corner and because I like you and don’t want you to get hurt or die, I’m giving you this heads up- so pay attention, okay?

Cracked has a list of the most dangerous days of the year, according to statistics.  Out of the top four, there are two days that will fall within the next month.

The most dangerous day of the year:  July 1st.  Actually, if you have to go to the emergency room, this entire MONTH is dangerous.  Every July 1st, hospitals across the country take on their newest batch of interns.  And according to a Harvard study, it results in an additional 1,500 to 3,000 deaths every July.  However, if your appendix is about to burst- get to the hospital. Don’t wait!

The second most dangerous day of the year: the second Monday in March. The first Sunday in March is daylight savings time.  But Monday is the first WORKDAY.  And since everyone is sleep-deprived, the number of accidents goes way up. Oh, and you’re also more likely to have a work-related accident. But wait there;s more. On the first three workdays after the time change, the number of serious heart attacks goes up by six to ten percent.

The third most dangerous day of the year: New Year’s Eve:  Unfortunately, I think it goes without saying that drunk driving is the biggest killer on New Year’s Eve.  But drunk walking is deadly too.  More people die while walking down the street on December 31st than any other day of the year.   That’s sad. Don’t drunk anything, okay?

The fourth most dangerous day of the year: Christmas Day. We’ve all heard that  suicide rates spike around the holidays, but that’s not true.  The National Center for Health Statistics says suicide rates go down in the winter and up  in the spring.    But between 1973 and 2001, 53 million “natural deaths” occurred on Christmas Day, which is more than any other day of the year. The reason? Family. No, not really, Here are the real reasons:increased stress, more physical activity, fattier foods, and increased use of fireplaces.  The fireplaces reasoning is because the fumes can cause cardiovascular problems. 

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