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.””
ANSWER:

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

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/isaf/2014Summary.html

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-california-pedestrian-deaths-20150226-story.html

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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