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Two cases of bat induced rabies a year in a population of 300 million?
Lightning kills 50 a year in the same population.
A lottery jackpot hits up to 200 a year, again in the same population.
And that is only for power ball and mega millions.
"Duh?" Wow, I feel like I'm in a junior high locker room. Takes me back.
BTW, 300million people has nothing to do with ones odds of getting rabies. 300million people are not exposed to a bat each year. Kind of like the lottery slogan "you got to be in it to win it" to leverage your metaphor.
The above guidelines are based on the CDC's recommendations. I'm not trying to spread panic, just educate someone who's near a bat of the real dangers of contact. As I mentioned above, if you are exposed to a bat (and exposure means you can't be SURE it didn't touch you) you are closer to the 1/100 chance of death than any statistics you made up.
I would personally MUCH rather golf in a lightning storm (and I HATE golf!) than pet or mess with a wild bat.
I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
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