Data in everyday life: World Snake Day

This month, the U.S. celebrates Independence Day—not a holiday for our British friends, to be sure. One holiday that is celebrated universally, apparently, is World Snake Day (July 16). While Australia has a reputation for its poisonous snakes, it has surprisingly few fatalities, compared to other places with fewer venomous varieties. What country has the greatest number of fatal snake bites? Mexico? The Amazon? Africa? This CHARTrunner chart tells the story.


2 thoughts on “Data in everyday life: World Snake Day

  1. Whereas the snake bite / fatality report is interesting it should be reported as a percentage of the population or fatalities per 100,000 to show a true correlation.

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