Most Dangerous Things In The World
10. Most Dangerous Natural Disaster: Volcanic Eruptions
Volcanic eruptions can be more dangerous than you think. 75,000 years ago when the Toba supereruption happened, it almost became the cause of human extinction causing a global volcanic winter of six to ten years and likely a 1,000-year-long cooling episode. And the entire human population decreased down to between 1,000 and 10,000 people. Mount Tambora erupted in 1815 in Indonesia, it caused over 80,000 people to die and resulted in a year without a Summer in 1816.
9. Most Dangerous Lake: Lake Karachay, Russia
Lake Karachay in Russia is a toxic dumping ground for nuclear waste. It is the most polluted place on the planet and in 1990, just standing on the shore for an hour would give you a radiation dose of 600 roentgen, more than enough to kill you. Located within the Mayak Production Association, there had been a 21 percent increase in cancer incidence, a 25 percent increase in birth defects, and a 41 percent increase in leukemia in the surrounding region of Chelyabinsk because of this lake.
8. Most Dangerous Bullet: Jacketed Hollow Point
Jacketed Hollow Point bullets are considered as one of the dangerous bullets in the world. After hitting the target the tip of the bullet expands creating much larger wounds than nonhollow point bullets. Some hollow points are also designed to fragment.
7. Most Dangerous Disease: The Black Death
Black Death or the Great Plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, started to spread in Europe in1347 and resulted in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia. The plague was so deadly that it is thought to have killed 30% to 60% of Europe’s population and reduced the world population from an estimated 450 million to 350–375 million in the 14th century.
6. Most Dangerous City: Caracas, Venezuela
Caracas is the capital of Venezuela and known as the most dangerous city in the world because of the high number of homicides that happens in the city. In 2017, Caracas had a population of 3,046,104 and 3,387 cases of homicide. Per 100,000 people, Caracas has a homicide rate of 111.19.
5. Most Dangerous Insect: Mosquito
Mosquitos are recognized as the most dangerous insects in the world. A Mosquito has the ability to inject pathogens into humans, so it causes the death of 725,000 people every year. This dangerous insect transmits deadly malaria disease resulting in 1 million death every year. It also spreads dengue fever, yellow fever, encephalitis and West Nile virus.
4. Most Dangerous Airline: Air Koryo:
According to AirlineRatings.com, Air Koryo is the most unsafe airline in the world. Despite having an IOSA Certification, which is an internationally-recognized standard for the airline’s operation and control systems, North Korea’s national airline is rock bottom in the world rankings. In 2006, Air Koryo even received an EU ban due to safety concerns about their equipment. Though parts of their fleet have been allowed to operate internationally, the majority of their planes remain banned.
3. Most Dangerous Sport: Bull Riding
Bull riding is considered as one of the most dangerous forms of sports in the world. The participant gets on a bucking bull and attempts to stay on its back while the animal tries to toss off the rider. There is always a chance of suffering from concussions and other severe injuries and also the risk of getting trampled by the bull, which can weigh up to 1800 pounds.
2. Most Dangerous Food: Fugu
Fugu is a Japanese dish prepared with blowfish or pufferfish meat. it contains tetrodotoxin, which causes decreased vital signs, general paralysis, and even death. In Japan, this is a delicacy and only prepared by properly trained chefs and it is mostly eaten raw, fried and boiled with miso.
1. Most Dangerous dictator: Mao Zedong
Mao is still widely considered a savior of the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese Emperor Mao Zedong killed twice the number of people that Stalin and Hitler killed combined, a total of 78 million and he is considered as the most dangerous dictator in the world.