Why do we take risks?
Some people actively embrace risk by jumping out of aeroplanes, scuba-diving or motor-racing. But we all face risks every day by eating, drinking, walking and driving – simply going about our daily lives carries all sorts of unseen threats. And yet for some reason we don’t judge these risks accurately. Follow Alice and Finn’s discussion and learn new words.
This week’s question
What are your chances of being knocked off your bicycle and killed during a one-mile journey (and this is the same as your chances of winning the national lottery)? Is it…
a) 1 in 4 million?
b) 1 in 14 million?
c) 1 in 400 million?
You can hear the right answer at the end of the programme.