Beware the snake, the spider and the scorpion. But you are much more likely to be killed by a bee or a dog. Of the 1,610 people killed in encounters with animals from 2008-15, 478 were killed by hornets, wasps and bees, and 272 by dogs, said a study in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. Snakes, spiders and scorpions were responsible for 99 of those deaths. Using a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention database, researchers found that 72 people annually were killed by “other mammals,” including horses, cattle and pigs.
Yes, your nose does look big in this selfie
Smartphones allow a person to take selfies as fast as the index finger can click, yet from a dismayingly close distance that may leave the subject dissatisfied. Researchers from Rutgers and Stanford said the culprit is distortion. Using a mathematical model, the group found that in a selfie taken from 12 inches away, the nose appears 30 percent wider than in a photo taken from 5 feet. The researchers undertook the analysis because plastic-surgery patients — who spent more than $16 billion on procedures in 2016 — often cited their appearance in selfies as a reason for getting a nose job. Their findings were published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.