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Headphones deadly; marijuana less so

Atlantic magazine's wire online always has some great items that fit into this "death blog.". Here are two from today:

1) The number of people who have died because they were wearing headphones to listen to music and didn't hear the car, train, etc., tripled in six years to 47 fatalities in 2010, according to the University of Maryland.

2) States that have legalized marijuana saw a decrease of almost 9 percent in fatal traffic accidents. One theory? Kids who are so inclined will smoke pot rather than drink too much booze, a big driver of car accident fatalities.




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