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More people die in hurricanes named after women because they’re not taken as seriously

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, June 2, 2014 21:17 EDT
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Girly names make for deadliest hurricanes (via AFP)

Hurricanes with feminine names may kill three times as many victims because people do not perceive them as being as threatening as storms named after men, scientists said Monday. Hurricanes are named by a pre-determined, alternating order that has nothing…

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