Various media outlets reported on UBC research that found people are 12 per cent more likely to die in a car accident after 4:20 p.m. on April 20 than on any other fair weather afternoon. John Staples, a UBC researcher, decided to examine the data after seeing what happened in the hospital where he works in Vancouver.
Associated Press coverage of the story appeared in the New York Times, US News & World Report, Bloomberg, Daily Mail, CNBC, CTV, CBC, News 1130, Kelowna Daily Courier and Castanet. The Reuters story was carried by Business Insider, TIME, and Newsweek.
Other stories appeared on Fox News, The Independent UK, CBS and U.S. News & World Report (via Health Day), Los Angeles Times, Tech Times, Gizmodo, Vice, Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun (also in the Times Colonist).