Thinking about robbing a house? You might want to reconsider your career as a criminal mastermind if you’re planning to pursue it in the states listed in today’s infographic.
You could end up with a fifty year sentence if convicted of robbery in Montana, a hundred year sentence if found out in Alabama, and even a life sentence in South Carolina.
Burglars and homeowners alike might also want to be aware of of the “shoot first” laws in some of these states. The ‘”Stand Your Ground Law’ and ‘Castle Doctrine’ allow homeowners to use deadly force when threatened, without any requirement to retreat.”‘ So, at this point, as a burglar, you’re faced with hard time in prison or a bullet in your back.
And watch out for hefty fines. In Alabama, Montana, and Maine you can be fined anywhere from fifty to sixty thousand dollars for breaking and entering; in DC you might be slapped with a seventy-five thousand dollar debt; and in Virginia you may be fined as much as one hundred thousand dollars.
This infographic also asks the important question “do the ‘Worst States to Be a Burglar’ actually have fewer burglaries?” For Virginia their harsh punishments seem to be keeping crime at bay, while South Carolina and Alabama continue to fight high burglary rates.
With that being said, stay safe, and check out the graphic below. [SimpliSafe Home Security]
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“Knives, knives…Curse them all, and the wretch who invented them…” – Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding.
I do not wish to curse the “wretch” who invented knives, for they are a wondrous object! One could survive for days on end with just a knife at hand. One could also quickly bleed to death if their opponent has a knife on hand. There is nothing quite like playing with a butterfly knife, or quickly opening and closing a pocket knife, they are such simple little tools, that achieve so much! In my everyday life I use knives all the time to do really extreme things like…cooking, as I hope a lot of you do. And the knife that one uses to cook makes a huge difference!
A dull knife will squish a tomato to mush, whereas a nice quality sharp knife will cut it like butter. You can even take a cooking class where they focus only on how to use a knife!
Speaking of cooking knives reminds me of Cutco, and vector marketing. Cutco knives are AMAZING, but why the shady sales pitch? Why don’t they just sell them to Williams Sonoma and have the department stores do the work for them? Door-to-door knife sales — it’s weird.
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We all have things that we are irrationally afraid of. For some it’s spiders, others it’s flying in airplanes, and for many it’s sharks in open water. For me it’s an odd, politically incorrect fear of homeless people who hang out in dumpsters. It’s not a crippling anxiety, but I do get this far away feeling of uneasiness when I walk by big industrial trash receptacles, that someone just might pop out of one. I’m not afraid of what said homeless person might do to me, I’m more afraid of the initial feeling of shock of someone suddenly appearing out of a trash can.
Now that I have that off my chest, let’s look at today’s infographic that addresses exactly what people are afraid of and why they shouldn’t be. For example, according to the graphic below you have a better chance of being injured by your lawn mower than bitten by a dog; a greater chance of death from choking on a ball point pen than death from food poisoning; your spouse is more likely to do you in than a shark; and you’re twice as likely to become injured as a pedestrian than if you were to be riding a motorcycle (Mom, I know you’re reading this, don’t freak out).
Hopefully today’s infographic can help us face more than a few of our fears. Louthian Law (South Carolina Injury Attorneys)
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It can often only take one episode of Monsters Inside Me to give up traveling. What many don’t realize is that the danger doesn’t really come from parasites or things unseen, but rather the very popular animals that cartoons have made us adore.
What is surprising to me is that the hippopotamus is so dangerous. Although only found in Africa, they kill close to 3,000 people annually. The Lion King never showed how vicious they are. It wasn’t until one of the earlier episodes of river monsters that I realized just how colossal these animals are.
I have never seen a grizzly bear in person but I know they are cute. If I did see one while I was out, I am pretty sure I would be the type to hang around it for a just a little too long. Unfortunately for me, and many others, grizzly bears are the deadliest animals in North America. Of course that is excluding the real killer: Mosquitos.
Mosquitos are responsible for the deaths of over 1 million people world wide annually. With the exception of crocodiles, mosquitos are the animals most frequently found anywhere in the world. Personally, and this probably rings true for most, mosquitos are really freaking scary. You can’t really stop them from going anywhere. They are light enough that you usually do not feel them land on you. They carry the blood of another person as they fly. This infographic gives light to the deadliest animal, but also the scariest too… Mosquitos! [via]
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What is this place we’re living in? Society, I guess that’s what they’re calling it these days. I call it the social prison, man. We are, like, animals, caged within the concrete jungle, viciously tearing at each others’ throats for that next promotion.
It’s a conspiracy, man. They’re trying to turn us into robots. I know; I read something about it once. One of my friends knows a lot about it. The government, man. It’s time we pack our bags and hit the road. It’s time for us to shake these business suits and stubborn shells we call our “place in the world” and go back to the way things are supposed to be, man. Like, seriously, we were meant to live in the wilderness, and eat raw meat, and make fire from rocks, and fight larger animals. It’s the way of life, dude.
So first things first. Grab the hiking backpacks from the garage. We’ll need a tent, for sure a knife, insect repellent, a flash light, bear spray, uh, what else? I guess we might need some water. And, uh, oh yeah! Grab my sunglasses from the counter! I can’t leave without them. Do we still have that first aid kit in the bathroom? What’s the expiration date? Oh, ok, throw it away… Also, grab my hiking boots, please? I thought they were in your room… Shoot, I guess we’ll have to buy some then. How much money do we have? We only have $17? Man, what a drag. I wish the government didn’t take all my money…
Oh well, check out this infographic I found, dude. [via]