If one is so inclined, one may look around and find all manner of everyday threats to our health. There is bisphenol-A (BPA) in plastic water bottles (a recent Harvard study found that people drinking from these bottles for a week showed an increase in BPA in their urine by as much as 69 percent). The food we eat will definitely kill us. A survey of national chain restaurants in the U.S. found that slow-food places like Applebee's or T.G.I. Friday's are the unhealthiest, so much so that fast-food places didn't even register in the top 10. (The Cheesecake Factory's Chicken and Biscuits entree, for example, has about 2,500 calories -- the same as an eight-piece bucket and five biscuits at Kentucky Fried Chicken.) Plus, there are plenty of buses.
If you weren't a trembling blob of death-fearing jelly already, here's some more bad news.