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One Man a Year Shoots His Penis off and Other Terrifying Statistics

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Let’s Look at the Numbers

Proof in the form of valid statistics may be the single most powerful way of winning an argument or reporting hardline journalism today. Even in personal conversations among friends and colleagues, the person who is best able to pull out the solid facts and numbers and use them in their favor are often the ones who will walk away from the discussion feeling most vindicated about their position, perhaps even convincing others along the way.

After all, people love to spit out statistics. But where do they come from, and can they be trusted? Many times, statistics that, technically speaking, are true can be incredibly biased or use language that drastically warps the information they provide.

When it comes to these terrifying statistics, however, there’s no denying what they say. These facts and figures are probably not the most pleasant in the world, but that makes them even more eye-opening. Redditors were asked to share proven facts that nobody wants to hear, and they knew just the statistics to do it with. You’re going to want to hold on tight to your seat for this one.

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Stop carrying guns in your waistband!

Gunshot Gelding

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About one man a year accidentally shoots his dick off. (demetri_k)

Dude. It’s more than that. My wife works in urology at a trauma hospital and sees a few dick shot cases a YEAR. People carry their gun in their waistband and BOOM [….]

I did a very quick and dirty lit review (“gunshot and penis” in PubMed). There is a surprisingly high number of articles referring to management of genital gunshot wounds.
One article describes the care of 10 gunshot wounds in ONE hospital over 4 years, or 2.5 per year at one hospital. Another describes 14 cases over 5 years, again, 2.8 per year. Another reports on 63 over 20 years, or 3.15 per year [….] Makes some assumptions, but I think it’s safe to say there’s more than 1 guy per year who shoots himself in the dick. (doctorink)

Sad Truth

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While deployed in Afghanistan or Iraq, American female soldiers were more likely to be raped by their fellow soldier than attacked by the enemy. (BradyBunch12)