FACT CHECK TIME! As with every piece of content we publish, we rigorously checked some of the numbers presented here. So while the obvious point of this graphic is that mosquitoes kill far more humans than any other animal, and humans kill the second-most (although this infographic doesn’t seem to contain war fatalities), we did — for the record — find some pretty different numbers for a few of these. For example, according to the African Wildlife Foundation and National Geographic, elephants kill about 500 people per year and hippos almost 3,000!


The original infographic was posted recently on Bill Gates' blog, but we can't figure out who actually made it (if you know, please let us know so we can credit them). The adorable little dog used in the thumbnail is Mosely. If you've fallen in love with him, I occasionally will post pictures of him on my Facebook page.

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