Thursday, February 21, 2008

Golden Gate to Suicide

The Odd Numbers blog had this post on suicide from the Golden Gate Bridge.

A question for those of you who live in the Bay area: If you wanted to commit suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge, where on the structure would you take the leap?

In the middle or closer to one of the coasts (San Francisco or Marin County)? And would you face east towards San Francisco Bay or west towards the great expanse of the Pacific Ocean?

According to this graphic which plots about two-thirds of the known suicides as of 2005, most people choose to face civilization and stay closer to San Francisco.

My brother sent me a link to a documentary film on the same topic. The trailer is a little spooky.

1 comment:

daun1919 said...

Hi,
Quite scary post. But is there anyone knows why they make such a choice.... What is the difference between those two choices?

Cheers,
Pet Treadmills