I thought that every 3rd grade student with a modest curiosity for trivia knew these statistics, but apparently I was wrong based on the number of retweets this post received. Bill Gates -- who continues to wage an increasingly successful war against poverty and deadly diseases around the world -- posted this info graphic which shows the deaths attributable to various "animals" around the world.
Globally you are 100 times more likely to die by getting rabies from Fido than you are from sharks, lions, wolves and elephants combined!! Oh, and remember that bug spray when sitting by the pool this summer.*
* Note local mosquitoes are rarely deadly, these deaths are mainly due to malaria which is a sub-tropical issue.