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August 16, 2013

#1252: Increased Risk

Increased Risk

[[Three figures are standing around. Two have beach towels. A woman is looking at her cell phone. One of them is beret guy.]]

Woman: We should go to the north beach. Someone said the south beach has a 20% higher risk of shark attacks.

Man: Yeah, but statistically, taking three beach trips instead of two increases our odds of getting shot by a swimming dog carrying a handgun in its mouth by 50%!

Beret guy: Oh no! This is our third trip!

Reminder: A 50% increase in a tiny risk is still tiny.