Real Facts That Make Common Fears Less Scary

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It's human nature to be scared, and there are a lot of things that are legitimately worth being afraid of. But the thing is, the things people commonly react to with gut-level, pants-shitting terror are objectively not that dangerous.

All you need are a few facts, to set your mind at ease. Facts like:

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CRACKEDCON YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD: MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE ARE DANGEROUS! ACTUALLY... Mental illness doubles your chances of being the victim of violence,

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Real Facts That Make Common Fears Less Scary

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PEOPLE THINK: TERRORISTS WILL KILL US ALL! YOU SHOULD FEAR In the U.S., BABIES MORE. way more people are killed by toddlers getting their hands on g

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THE BEACH IS GREAT BUT... GET OUT OF THE WATER! A SHARK WILL GET YOU! PIGS ARE A BIGGER THREAT. Sharks kill just one person every year in the U.S.-

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YOU'RE STROLLING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, GOOD HEAVENS! WHEN SUDDENLY... SO! MANY! BEES!' DON'T FEAR! Bees are at their least aggressive when they're swar

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ARE YOU SECURITY-MINDED? DON'T BROWSE PORN! YOULL GET A VIRUS! IT'S Church CHURCHES websites are three YOU SHOULD times more likely than WORRY porn

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DO YOU SEE THIS STUFF COMING OUT OF THE COOLING TOWER? POLLUTION! RADIATION! DEATH! That stuff RELAX! is just water vapor- nothing but harmless stea

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CRACKED CO COM WINGED SHADOWS BLOT OUT THE STARS. VAMPIRES! VAMPIRES WILL DRINK YOUR BLOOD! Vampire bats rarely ever bite WELL. humans, and even whe

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YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD ABOUT THAT MONOSODIUM DON'T EAT AT GLUTAMATE THING. CHINESE RESTAURANTS! YOU'LL BE POISONED! NO, YOU WON'T. 40 years of clinica

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CRACKED CON YOU'RE TALKING WITH YOUR DAD WHILE PUMPING GAS, WHEN... HANG UP THAT DAMN PHONE! IT'LL CAUSE AN EXPLOSION! NO, IT WON'T Not only there i

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WHILE IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHEAST... BEWARE OF THE GATORS! Even EXCEPT THAT in alligator ATTACKS country, attacks amount to no more ARE VERY RARE. tha

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IT'S HELL OUT THERE, ISN'T IT? LOOK BOTH WAYS! USE YOUR SEAT BELT! STREETS ARE DANGEROUS!' WHILE THAT'S TRUE... Traffic fatalities today are lower t

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CRACKED EITHER IN GRASSLANDS OR IN THE DESERT... WATCH YOUR STEP! SNAKES ARE LURKING! You can rest assured that in the BY ALL MEANS, U.S., only five

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AN AIRPLANE'S EXIT LOOKS KINDA WORRYING, DOESN'T IT? WHAT IF SOMEONE OPENS IT MID-FLIGHT? IT JUST CAN'T HAPPEN. Cabin pressure keeps the door tightl

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CRACKED CO HOME INVASION. THE PROSPECT IS SCARY. I MUST GET A GUN TO PROTECT MY FAMILY FROM INTRUDERS! YOU'D BE BETTER OFF SHOOTING YOUR STAIRCASE.

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THAT BUZZING SOUNDS LIKE A PORTENT OF DOOM. AAHHH! A HORNET! GET IT AWAY! YOU ARE... We're not gonna SOMEWHAT lie: Hornets, bees, and wasps can be d

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CRACKEDCON THE MEDIA LOVE THEM THEIR EPIDEMICS, 'AAHHH! DON'T THEY? WHAT IF I DIE FROM EBOLA? YOU ARE LITERALLY LIKELIER TO DATE TAYLOR SWIFT. Only t

CRACKED COM THE ENGINES STOP. THE GROUND GETS CLOSER. WE'RE GOING DOWN! GOODBYE WORLD! CHANCES ARE GOOD Believe it or YOULL SURVIVE. not, 90%/ of pe

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CRACKEDCON GRRR! WOOF! WOOF! YOU HEAR. OH, NO! AN ANGRY DOG! I'M DEAD MEAT! Fatal dog attacks are You YOU TOTALLY very rare. are 20 times more lik

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ARE YOUR CHILDREN SAFE OUT THERE? DON'T PLAY OUTSIDE! A STRANGER WILL KIDNAP YOU! THAT'S VERY UNLIKELY Few children are kidnapped by strangers. Most

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ONE DAY THE VERY GROUND YOU WALK ON BETRAYS YOU. EARTHQUAKE! WE'RE DOOMED!' EXCEPT... An earthquake is certainly terrifying, but modern construction s

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CRACKED.COM YOU TURN ON THE LIGHT AND... AAHHH! A SPIDER! More people die every year from being hit by flying champagne DO YOU FEAR corks than from

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CRACKEDCON BECAUSE YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING THE NEWS... LOOK! A PRIEST! GET AWAY FROM MY CHILDREN, YOU PERVERT! INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES ASIDE. Individual C

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SCHOOL SHOOTINGS ARE A REAL PROBLEM. YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING: ARE MY KIDS SAFE AT SCHOOL? SCHOOLIS ACTUALLY THE SAFESTE PLACE FOR THEM. Shootings hav

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LIGHTNING! TAKE COVER! YOU DON'T WANT TO BE STRUCK, DO YOU? While taking PENS ARE cover is a good idea, you are more likely to die choking on a DEAD