This Will Most Likely Kill You

This Will Most Likely Kill You


This episode is sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates. I have some bad news for you. We’re all going to die. In fact, 1.8 people die every second. The main way of knowing how you’re gonna die is based on your age. So here are the statistics of how you’re likely going to die. Let’s move in reverse and begin with those who are 70+ years old. This is the age bracket accounting for nearly half of all deaths worldwide and the leading cause of death in this age group is overwhelmingly heart disease. If you’re between the ages of 45 to 64 in the US, cancer is the leading cause of death. In 2016, globally, 8.9 million deaths were attributed to cancers which is 5.7 million more than in 1990. Wait, why has cancer increased so much? It’s because as our population grows and lifespans increase, so do the cancer rates. If you die between the age of 25 and 44, the most common cause of death in America is from unintentional poisoning. This may sound strange, but it’s because unintentional poisoning as a term includes deaths related to overdosing on drugs. Dying due to drug use in the US has tripled since 1999 to 2016, largely due to the opioid crisis. The data now coming in from 2017 indicates that it is the worst year in US history for overdose fatalities. In fact, in 2017, the death toll from drugs is higher than US military casualties in the Vietnam and Iraq war combined. But this is not the case around the world. In South Africa, the number one killer for this age group is HIV/AIDS and in Brazil, it’s homicide. Between 15 to 24 years old in the US, the leading cause of death is motor vehicle accident. Crash risk is particularly high within the first few months of obtaining a license. Also, 53% of these fatalities occur on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, with male driver death rates being twice as high as their female counterparts. Teens also have the lowest incidence of wearing a seatbelt, are more likely to speed, and leave a smaller space between drivers. For ages 5 to 14, the leading cause of death is malaria. Malaria is the result of single-celled parasitic microorganisms called plasmodia that are transmitted via mosquitoes. The complexity of the malaria parasite makes developing a vaccine very difficult, but a recent trial is showing promising results. 5.4 million children under the age of 5 died in 2017. The leading cause of death was a variety of neonatal disorders. Though tragic, the death rate among children has dropped dramatically. In 1990, 1 in 11 children under five passed away but in 2017, the number was 1 in 26. So how you will die greatly depends on when you will die. If you make it to old age, heart disease will likely do you in. That being said, 100 years ago influenza was the leading cause of death. So who knows how we will die in the future? But we can do better, and science can help. By reviewing over 40,000 DNA samples voluntarily submitted, geneticists have discovered a link between premature births and the genes that process the mineral selenium. The study found that expectant mothers who carry the gene were more likely to give birth early. 15 million babies are born premature every year and understanding what causes prematurity is hugely important as these babies in the low-income countries are at much higher risk of death. This issue and potential solution is one of the fascinating and surprising issues you can read about in Bill and Melinda Gates’ Annual Letter at GatesLetter.com. This year, they’re sharing the surprises they’ve encountered in their work, including the fact that toilets haven’t changed in a century and that textbooks are becoming obsolete, and the surprising reasons these two pieces of information are actually really important. You’re gonna want to learn about how these surprising moments are prodding them to help make the world a better place, so go check out GatesLetter.com and subscribe for more weekly science videos every Thursday.

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    NML Wright

    In my opinion water is very much a risk to human life as we know it. It is a seldom acknowledged fact that 10 in 10 people who consume or come in contact with water perish some time in a lifetime. It is therefore that I unequivocally support a ban on water.

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    jon mass

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    Jade Slojkowski

    It’s true: I almost died from a car accident when I was 23 but now I’m almost 25 so I can’t wait to see when I might die from accidental poisoning! Fingers crossed I make it to the cancer stage 🤞🏻

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    Jesus Avila

    Me: people between 13-18 mostly die because… (heard shots from school across the street).. oh sh*t here we go again.

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    Hannah Wolf

    Yeah great all those examples about America… Unless you're not from the USA. Please change the title cause this is bullshit

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    G.C.O.B Studios and old fan mades

    More death: Murdered, Sick, bit by zombie (Probably) suffocate (Probaly) in fire or on or in lava (If they exist) Bit by venous spider (For young children) Moms die during your birth 😂

    I don’t care if zombies exist

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    Sumit Baisla

    Just think everyone buries you by thinking that your are dead,but you wakeup in a blacked out casket.
    MY WORST NIGHTMARE

    😰😰😢😢😢i am getting scared by just imagining it

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    P.B.Q: purposely bad quality

    Studies also show that 100% of people who breath the air end up dying within 70 to 90 years of being born, is the air toxic?
    i think so

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    Lethal Doses

    If i die. My last wish would be to be remembered. So if they find a revive machine im gonna be revived LOL.

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    sage carr

    Something funny is I an in the 5-14 bracket, but I have cickle cell so I cant malaria…..dose this mean I will live for ever

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    Pen BFDI

    How will I die: DDLC.
    It's been 3 weeks and it's slowly taking over my brain.
    Please send me some help…
    Especially you, Riley…

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    reality check

    The video:
    1.8 people die every second

    Me: VERY interesting cause of death,
    I wonder how it could happen

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    KitCatz Animations

    Me:I wish my cat was ever inside instead of being outside fighting with cats/dogs..
    Mom:really..?
    Me: Don't you remember our pet Sophia? You let her inside and not Roger!?
    Mom:shut up! We will get a dog when we move out of the house..
    Me:ok… Wait WHAT?

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    Julia Smolina

    Can you die from watching YouTube too much,
    Cause if you can, I'm dead.
    Ps. There is no such thing as too much YouTbe, in my world

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    - Grace Editz -

    0:08 “Bad News: we’re all gonna die”

    other people: NOOOO
    Me: What how is that bad news?! I’m excited!

    the butten will be blue if you are like me
    👇

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    Isa Ojeda

    Planet Earth is the most dangerous planet because studies show that more humans die in this planet than any other planet

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    Dega Dawod

    I am the most latest comment

    Note: if someone else put a comment before me then I l probably look really stupid right now

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    Leontine Ketting

    how about commit suicide?

    i know someone who died of euthanasia, a form of commit suicide
    he was 71 when he did it!

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