Black Swans

People spend a lot of time talking about black swans, which are usually things that are not black swans, just an occasion where they didn’t study enough history and an event surprised them.  We tackled the black swan topic in our paper Where the Black Swans Hide and the Ten Best Days Myth, and below is a fun infographic on your chances of dying from an asteroid or choking from the Economist (HT: jaq):