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odds of dying per stage of flight




the odds that the next flight you take will be your last

odds of dying by seating position on flights with at least one survivor

Airbus A330


<99% odds of dying per crash type


water crash

air crash

land crash

odds of being killed on any given flight:

pilot seats jump seats




odds of dying in a car crash: three worst aircraft disasters of all time September 11 terrorists attacks

Cause: Hijacking On the morning of September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners and succeeded in flying three of them into the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The fourth plane, headed for the White House, was recaptured by the passengers, but was tragically lost in the ensuing struggle.

plane goes this way

Loss of life: 2,995



Tenerife collision airport disaster

Cause: Pilot error March 27, 1977, two Boeing 747â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collided on the runway when one attempted to take off without clearance. Both aircraft suffered total-hull-loss, although miraculously, 61 passengers survived. Loss of life: 583

exit Mt. Osutaka disaster

Cause: Mechanical failure August 12, 1985, a pressure bulkhead on a Boeing 747 bursted, causing it to lose control. It then slammed into Mt. Osutaka. Somehow, four survivors climbed from the incinerated wreckage.

sources: Popular Mechanics, Thomas Cook Airlines,, NTSB, Airbus, Boeing


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1:92,000,000 1:843,744

in the top 25 safest airlines on earth: in the bottom 25 least safe airlines on earth:


illustration/resarch by Stephen Cook

Loss of life: 520

1:14,000,000 top


% 50 % 22

pilot error

mechanical failure

% 12 % 9



% 6

other human error

other (geese, etc)


Destructionary total hull loss A circumstance in-which the total super-structure of the aircraft becomes insolvent.

coffin corner At extremely high altitudes, the stall speed of an aircraft raises to a number only slightly lower than the sonic destruction speed of that aircraft. Therefore, the airplane has roughly 10-20 knots of practical lift speed. Any lower, and the plane stalls. Any higher, and the airframe dissolves.

mach tuck An instance where a shock-wave is created once the tip of the wing exceeds mach speed, typical during a turn at near sonic conditions. The shock wave forces air away from the wing, creating an envelope of zero lift.

flutter Self feeding vibrations that resonate through the airframe once it exceeds its critical mach speed. A sustained acceleration caused by something such as extreme turbulence can potentially destruct the airframe.


The F.P.S. (Friends Positioning System)

The Longest Yard (2005)

“Joey” (20042005) Two episodes

The Switch (2010)

Talk Show Diaries (2005)

The Bounty Hunter (2010) Modest box office success

Starred in




Matthew Perry (Chandler)

Jennifer Aniston (Rachel)



Broke up

Hook up

Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe)

Matt LeBlanc (Joey)




“Little Britain USA” (2008)

Just Go With It (2011)

“Hopeless Pictures” (2005)

Courtney Cox (Monica)

Our Town (2009)

Merry Madagascar (2009)

“Mr. Sunshine” (2010-2011) Original idea, to be aired on ABC

Trust (2011)

David Schwimmer (Ross)

Fault Lines (2008)

“American Dad!” (2006) David Arquette, actor, 7/96present, married One daughter, Aniston is godmother

“Mix It Up” (2004) New Car Smell (2005)

The Goree Girls (2011)

P.S. I Love You (2007) Melissa McKnight, model 1997-10/06, divorced One daughter

Kabluey (2007) Nominated for Satellite Award for Best Actress

Powder Blue (2009) Scream 4 (2011) With husband Arquette

“Scrubs” (2004) Played with his real-life father

Hoosiers II: Senior Year (2005)

“The Comeback” (2005)

Duane Hopwood (2005) Independent film “Father of the Pride” (20042005)

17 Again (2009)

Bradley Cooper, actor, 5/09, hook up, He’s Just Not That Into You

“Daisy Does America” (2005-2007)

ST JU AT S ’ TH Just HE T He’s OU Not That NO O Y T Into You (2009) IN

The MidNightly News (2005)

Dirt Squirrel (2005) The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (2006) Broadway debut

Andrea Anders, actress, 1/063/06, affair “Joey” (20042006)

John Mayer, musician, 4/08-3/09, broke up

Untitled Aisha Tyler Project (2004)

Marley & Me (2008) Record for largest Christmas Day box office

Some Girl(s) (2005) Barnyard (2006)

Beck and Call (2004)

Zoom (2006) Management (2008)

Deal (2005) Big Nothing (2006)

“Studio 60 of the Sunset Strip” (2006-2007)

Zoe Buckman, photographer 2007-present, engaged

Intense Girl Scouts (2011)

Michael Stern, ad executive, 5/95-present, married one son

“Dirt” (2007) Piper Perabo, actress, 3/07present, dating

Andrea Anders, actress, 3/06present, dating “Mr. Sunshine” (2010-2011)

Friends With Money (2006)

Room 10 (2006)

“Cougar Town” (2010) By Tara McCarty

Kristen Davis, actress, 3/065/06, broke up Friends (2001)

Rumor Has It (2005)

“Who Do You Think You Are?” (2010)

“Web Therapy” (2008-2009) 30 episodes

Vince Vaughn, actor, 6/0512/06, broke up The Break Up Nothing But the Truth (2008)

Run Fatboy Run (2007) Debut as a director Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)

Numb (2007)

Easy A (2010)


The Butler’s in Love (2008)

The Break Up (2007) Grossed $39.2 million opening weekend

Bedtime Stories (2008)

Paper Man (2009)

Derailed (2005)

The Ron Clark Story (2006) Nominated for a Golden Globe and Emmy Birds of America (2008) “30 Rock” (2008)

Friday Night Lights Lost Scene (2005)

Fly Like Mercury (2008)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

Madagascar (2005) $532 million worldwide

The End of Steve (2008)

Happy Endings (2005)

Grossed $27.5 million

The Tripper (2006)

Love Happens (2009)

Down and Dirty Pictures (2010)

Hotel for Dogs (2009)

Brad Pitt, actor 4/98-10/05, divorced Friends (2001)

Nevermind Nirvana (2004) Becoming Icizzle (2009)

For ten years, the cast of Friends brought laughter to millions of viewers. In 2004, the series ended after ten seasons. After the split, the friends have appeared on various shows and even starred in movies. Some expanded their careers to include theater, while others never really achieved greater success. This chart maps out every production each of the friends have been involved in as well as what is next for them. Correlations between relationships, children and projects have all been addressed as well.

Bandslam (2009) The Monday Before Thanksgiving (2008)

The Prince (2006) by his Fort Hill Productions company

Dispelling the Myth Pit Bulls

The American Pit Bull Terrier has often been portrayed as a vicious and aggressive dog. The media blames them for many of the dog attacks that are reported. County and State governments have attempted to adopt breed specific legislation (BSL). These dogs are just misunderstood. And the media has helped shed a negative and often inaccurate light on them. Now it’s time to dispel that myth.

Myths Revealed


Pit Bulls bite more than any other dog. There is no system in place to track statistics on dog bites and attacks accurately in the U.S. Many attacks go unreported according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pit Bulls provocation.





According to Karen Delise in the book The Pit Bull Placebo, most declarations of unprovoked attacks come from owners who do not understand canine behavior. Dogs will display signs of potential attacks by stares, body stiffening and growling. Pit Bulls give these signals like many other dogs. Pit Bulls have locking jaws. Experts say there is no factual research to support this claim. Dr. I Lehr Brisbin of the University of Georgia says there are no “mechanical or morphological differences


Communities with Breed Specific Legislation in Florida Four communities in Florida have adopted breed specific legislation. As the media report more and more attacks, the State of Florida is considering a state-wide ban on Pit Bulls.


between the jaws of the American Pit Bull Terriers and those of any of the other comparable breeds of dogs which we studied.”


Pit Bulls have more bite force in pounds per square inch than any other animal. Dr. Brady Barr of National Geographic conducted a study on animal bites. The force of bite (in pounds of bite pressure) for dogs was 320. Crocodiles had a force of 2,500 pounds. Hyenas had a force of 1,000 pounds.

Source: American Dog Owners Association

Pit Bulls do not feel pain.

Results of the Temperament Test

While most dogs do not respond to pain while in the frenzied state of a severe attack, Pit Bulls feel pain just like other breeds do. They have the same nervous system as any other breed.

This is a test to determine how well a specific breed handles itself in certain situations. The test involves walking the dog in a park area, where it will encounter neutral, friendly and threatening situations. A dog fails when it shows unprovoked aggression, panic without recovery or strong avoidance. See how Pit Bulls compare to other popular dogs.

Source: The American Humane Association


The majority of reported dog attacks involve children. Whether it’s a Pit Bull or a Miniature Poodle, it’s important that parents watch their children when they are around dogs. Here are some helpful tips.


700 500


Total: 665 98 567

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

If knocked over by a dog roll into a ball and lie still.






0 Do not run from a dog or scream.


Total: 221



Do not disturb a dog that is eating, sleeping or caring for puppies.

Total: 720

400 200

Avoid direct eye contact with a dog.

Tamarac North Miami

Keeping your kids safe from dog attacks

Do not approach an unfamiliar dog.

Coral Springs

Pit Bull 85.3%

Golden Cocker Retriever Spaniel 84.6% 81.9%

Total: 63 12


Beagle 81%

Source: American Temperament Society, Inc.

Total: 37 11


Chihuahua 71.1%

Winter Sports

In the spirit of the past winter Olympics, many wonder what the fastest winter sports are. Snowboarding beats them all, downhill skiing comes in second, in third is bobsledding and the slowest of the fastest is luge. If you think 86.6 mph is fast, with nothing between the snow or ice and your skin, 125.4 mph is out of this world!

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Les Arcs, France Powell set the world record for speed snowboarding three times

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Tony Benshoof 86.6 mph Oct. 16, 2001 Park City, Utah



speed in mph


Janis Mininsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; team 90



Downhill skiing

95.09 mph Legend

Klaus Kroell

February 2010

96.6 mph

Whistler, British Columbia

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speed date

Lauberhorn course in Wengen Switzerland

location By Taylor Gaudens

May 2, 1999

125.4 mph

Darren Powell



Sample infographics by JMS students  

These are a few sample infographics created by JMS students from the Infographic class, spring 2010.