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Out Of The World's Most Dangerous Animals, I Bet You're Most Afraid Of The Safest Ones

Bill Gates posted this relatively fascinating infographic on his blog recently. I'm guessing he's not a big mosquito fan.


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!