Trivia Question for September 10, 2015 – Shark Attack, Pedestrian Deaths

shark-attackpedestrian deathQUESTION:

We’ve had a number of Hammerhead Shark sightings in the past month with a Kayaker bitten on the foot last week off of Deer Creek Road, near the Ventura/LA County boarder.  The bite turned out to be minor and the kayaker survived.

So I was wondering how shark attack numbers compare to pedestrian deaths by motor vehicles in contrast which generated tonight’s question:

“”For Last year 2014, I want to know how many unprovoked fatal shark attacks there were in the state & how many pedestrian deaths occurred in the same period.   How many people were killed by sharks compared to how many pedestrians were by cars.””

In 2014 there were a total of four shark attacks in California & worldwide only three deaths.

Significantly, worldwide only three fatalities resulted from unprovoked shark attacks in 2014.    By contrast, 700 pedestrians died being hit by cars in the state.

Perhaps we need a “Shark Week” series on killer drivers?

No one got both parts correct.   Those who got zero attacks were: KE6CZH, K6JRD, KI6LOV, KK6MWW, W6REH, KK6UGT, K6WSJ.   One got the pedestrian deaths correct: 700 by K6FCC.

Thanks to all amateurs for checking in, and special thanks to Gary (W6NVY) for use of the repeater.



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