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The odds of dying in a car accident are around 1 in 5,000.
The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio.
An airplane’s Black Box is actually orange so it can easily be found in case of an accident.
Diana Ross, who sang “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” lost her ex-husband to a mountain climbing accident years later.
Daniel Radcliffe’s stunt double for the first 6 Harry Potter movies was paralyzed from an accident on set in the 7th movie.
During WW2, Allied forces sunk 3 ships carrying concentration camp survivors by accident, killing almost 10,000 survivors.
Joe Ranft, co-writer and co-director on the film “Cars,” died in a car accident while the movie was still in production.
If a self-driving car gets in an accident that is clearly its fault, the owner doesn’t pay damages. The manufacturers do.
Microwave ovens were invented by accident. Percy Spencer was standing in front of an active radar set when he noticed the candy bar he had in his pocket had melted.
The third most serious nuclear accident ever recorded, the Kyshtym disaster in Soviet Russia, was not informed to populations of affected areas for a week. The world only found out years later.
Alfred Nobel, of the Nobel Prize, lost his brother to an accident at his lab. They were working with liquid nitrogen and attempting to create a more stable explosive. Nobel was able to complete his research after the accident and invented dynamite.
The most disproportionately common physical injury diagnosis in California is “Motor vehicle accident.”
A person from Accident, Maryland is called an “Accidental”.
Martin Sheen’s left arm is three inches shorter than his right because of an accident using forceps when he was born.