Heart disease, cancer, car crashes --- you already know that these things cause thousands of deaths all over the world. However, there are some very surprising things that cause unexpectedly high amounts of deaths each year that you'd never expect.
Beach-goers are probably more scared of sharks than coconuts, but the brown, hairy fruit is actually responsible for more annual human deaths than the ferocious sea creatures. Falling coconuts kill an alarmingly high 150 people each year!
For most people, mosquito bites are just an annoyance, but they can also be lethal. As the world's deadliest insect, mosquitos are most dangerous because they can carry malaria. Malaria contracted from mosquito bites kills an astounding 2 million people per year.
Strangling oneself while masturbating may not seem like a widespread phenomenon, but it actually kills 600 people each year. Probably not the happy ending these people were looking for.
Getting out of bed in the morning may be hard sometimes, but who would have thought that it could actually be threatening to your life!? 450 people in the US die from falling out of their beds each year.
Many people are afraid of moving or traveling to New York City due to the crime rates — fearful that they could be murdered. In actuality, more people in NYC die from suicide each year than from homicide.
Yes, cars are deadly, but so are horse-drawn carriages, it turns out. About 120 people die each year sue to being a passenger in a vehicle that is pulled by an animal.
You're probably wondering what's so dangerous about your kitchen or bathroom sink. The scalding water from the faucet can be deadly if it isn't monitored, and this causes the demise of 43 people annually.
While the sugary contents of these machines may cause a slow death, the bulky dispensers themselves are responsible for the deaths of 10-13 people each year due to falling and crushing. There's a reason for that "no shaking" warning label!
It's hard to imagine an icicle killing someone, but 100 people die anually after being impaled by falling icicles in Russia alone. These icy chunks may be beautiful, but it turns out they're also deadly.