Teaser Tuesday is a weekly, bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. This will be my last Teaser Tuesday until May, also thanks to the Challenge; and while I'm looking forward to my coming Tuesday posts, I'm going to miss this meme.
Rules for participating:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week, my teaser is from Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson. It's non-fiction, and (as you might have guessed from the title) about humanity's activity--and lack of it--in space.
The chances that your tombstone will read "KILLED BY ASTEROID" are about the same as they'd be for "KILLED IN AIRPLANE CRASH." Only about two dozen people have been killed by falling asteroids in the past four hundred years, while thousands have died in crashes during the relatively brief history of passenger air travel. So how can this comparative statistic be true? Simple.-p. 45
What are you reading right now? Got a teaser from it?
And do you think you can figure out how the above statistic is true?
-----The Golden Eagle