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  • Stephan shared from SuperFreakonomics, Illustrated edition by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    The beauty of terrorism—if you’re a terrorist—is that you can succeed even by failing. We perform this shoe routine thanks to a bumbling British national named Richard Reid, who, even though he couldn’t ignite his shoe bomb, exacted a huge price. Let’s say it takes an average of one minute to remove and replace your shoes in the airport security line. In the United States alone, this procedure happens roughly 560 million times per year. Five hundred and sixty million minutes equals more than 1,065 years—which, divided by 77.8 years (the average U.S. life expectancy at birth), yields...
    Note: How do terrorists "win?" Not by killing, but by terrorizing.
  • Stephan shared from SuperFreakonomics, Illustrated edition by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    Doing the math, you find that on a per-mile basis, a drunk walker is eight times more likely to get killed than a drunk driver.
    Note: ~SUPERFREAKONOMICS
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