Trivial Falling Down
Falling Down seems to be a big reason people click through to my site. So to keep them happy, here is some trivia about falling:
Hypnophobia is a morbid fear of sleep and falling asleep.
Newborn giraffe calves begin their lives by falling 6 feet to the ground
Carl Clark of Vermont, USA has invented Emergency Underwear that contains Inflable Airbags for senior citizens afraid of Falling!
A falling cat will always right itself in a precise order. First the head will rotate, then the spine will twist and the rear legs will align, then the cat will arch its back to lessen the impact of the landing
The Home Safety Council reported that in 2002, 19,324 people died in the U.S. from injuries sustained in the home. Of those, 521 were in Wisconsin. More than half the deaths in Wisconsin were caused by falls.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Fatal falls increased by 17 percent to a new high, led by increases in the number of fatal falls from ladders and from roofs.