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Death is likely

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Death is likely

Presumably I am more likely to die within the next 24hrs than I was at this time 24hrs ago.
I wonder what the probability actually is. Cheesy
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Re: Death is likely

Depends whether or not you're in the outside lane when Pierre is behind you or not...
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Re: Death is likely

Presumably at some stage the probability will become 1.
Just not sure what it is today.
There is now less time between now and death than there was when I posted the question, so I must be more likely to die soon than I was before.
Do you feel an impending sense of mortality?
Maybe the coffee is getting to me...
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Re: Death is likely

I suspect you wrote that in the wrong box...
Multiple tab fail?
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Yeah I think I had a 6 open.
Ah well not too much harm done. I'm sure Jim won't mind you all finding out...
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Re: Death is likely

<puzzled look>
What are you on about
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Re: Death is likely

Distracting everyone from my whoopsie Cheesy
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Re: Death is likely

Could've happened to anybody - just fortunate i guess that it never happened at all.
To anybody.
Ever.
That is all. Cheesy
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Re: Death is likely

Oxygen is lethal! Everyone and everything that breathes it dies! Eventually.  Smiley
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Re: Death is likely

Indeed.  And life is a sexually transmitted disease.  Smiley
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Re: Death is likely

My dog thinks he's a blacksmith. Every time I kick him in the backside he makes a bolt for the door!
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Re: Death is likely

Quote from: nozzer
Oxygen is lethal! Everyone and everything that breathes it dies! Eventually.  Smiley

<serious mode>
That's quite true actually – if you're subjected to too high a concentration of oxygen it will kill you.
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Re: Death is likely

Our Cats are the same Nozzer...
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I remember when learning about stats at school the teacher talking about life expectancy in the UK. We were told that from birth the chances of dying in the following year decreased until one reached an age that we had just passed (early teens).  From then on the odds of dying each year is greater than in the previous year. I think these days that teacher would be sued for mental cruelty for the trauma caused.