Monday, May 12, 2008

Poll results

Apparently according to the always-accurate blogger poll, the USA is the most dangerous western tourist destination.

Who would have thought that all those Michael Moore films about how sucky it is to be in America with so much violence and no health cover would make an impact on the tourist industry!

While the USA does have the highest violent crime rates in the western world, a study in 2006 showed that it actually has lower over-all crime rates. So the bonus is that you are less likely to get pick-pocketed while visiting New York, your still more likely to shot in the head while visiting the local mall where your great aunt Mildred lives.

Remember to vote in the newest Poll and have your say on the way of the world!

2 comments:

Ben said...

I guess it depends on your definition of dangerous. I voted for Australia because most of the native fauna (and flora) are just waiting to kill you.
It is a place not too dissimilar to XXXX (fourecks) on the Discworld.
"HMM... Death picked up a book at random and read the cover.
DANGEROUS MAMMALS, REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS, BIRDS, FISH, JELLYFISH, INSECTS, SPIDERS, CRUSTACEANS, GRASSES, TREES, MOSSES, AND LICHENS OF TERROR INCOGNITA, he read. His gaze moved down the spine. VOLUME 29C, he added. OH, PART THREE, I SEE.
He glanced up at the listening shelves. POSSIBLY IT WOULD BE SIMPLER IF I ASKED FOR A LIST OF THE HARMLESS CREATURES OF THE AFORESAID CONTINENT?
They waited.
IT WOULD APPEAR THAT--
'No, wait, master. Here it comes.'
Albert pointed to something white zigzagging lazily through the air. Finally Death reached up and caught the single sheet of paper.
He read it carefully and then turned it over briefly just in case anything was written on the other side.
'May I?' said Albert. Death handed him the paper.
'"Some of the sheep,"' Albert read aloud."

kris said...

LOL! very true. Australia definitely has much more dangerous animals and plants than anywhere else in the world. I'm glad the people seem to be pretty sane though:)