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Micromort: 1 day of living, 20 miles by bike, 250 miles by car

Micromort: The unit of death

A micromort is a one in one million chance of sudden death during the activity. You get a day of regular living for one micromort (though clearly that probably depends on what your average day is). Turns out you get a lot further per micromort by car, and that motorways are by far the safest form of road. You’ll experience 7 micromorts from running a marathon and 39,427 from climbing Everest.

Introduced by Stanford Professor, Ronald Howard.

Also see: Microlife, the unit of life

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