Study Shows Country Life Full of Danger, Self-Knifings
The study, appearing in the January American Journal of Preventive Medicine, says rural people are "more likely to take part in risky behaviors such as recreational drug use, drunken driving or failing to use seatbelts." Also, their "culture of self-reliance" leads them "to undertake household fix-up chores that are inherently dangerous, such as roof repairs" or whittlin'.
The study also says rurals suffer more "self-inflicted injuries... with poisons, knives and guns the instruments of choice." Knives? Hard-corn! Respect for our country cousins, y'all. They got a mighty rough life out yonder.