Is there a logical fallacy/cognitive bias that addresses why we are more concerned with a small number of incidents happening in close proximity to each other than a larger number of isolated incidents?

Is there a logical fallacy/cognitive bias that addresses why we are more concerned with a small number of incidents happening in close proximity to each other than a larger number of isolated incidents?

The example that comes to mind is gun control and school shootings. Anyone's opinion notwithstanding, discussions on gun control are more common nationally if a dozen or so people are killed in one shooting, but not as often if the same number or a larger are killed in separate places, or over a longer time.

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LPT: If youre saving up for something, save up more than what it costs. Never let yourself end up with no money.

LPT: If youre saving up for something, save up more than what it costs. Never let yourself end up with no money.
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TIL the Boeing factory in Seattle is so massive that rain clouds began to form inside the facility until a state-of-the-art air circulation system was installed

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TIL the Boeing factory in Seattle is so massive that rain clouds began to form inside the facility until a state-of-the-art air circulation system was installed

TIL the Boeing factory in Seattle is so massive that rain clouds began to form inside the facility until a state-of-the-art air circulation system was installed submitted by natedawgthegreat
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LPT when looking for a new gym, schedule a walk through at a time you likely to be there most often.

LPT when looking for a new gym, schedule a walk through at a time you likely to be there most often.

I scheduled a walk through at 10 am at my new gym and the place was nearly empty. Unfortunately I typically work out 3-5 and apparently so does everyone else in my zip code.

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YSK that your husband-to-be is your “fiancé” and your wife-to-be is your “fiancée”

YSK that your husband-to-be is your “fiancé” and your wife-to-be is your “fiancée”

This seems to be a very common spelling error I've noticed, which is very rarely picked up on. It seems to be misspelt about 90% of the time and usually occurs with men referring to their future wives as their 'fiancé'.

Example usage:

"My fiancé is the greatest! I can't wait to make him my husband!"

"My fiancée is the greatest! I can't wait to make her my wife!"

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Has there ever been a McDonald’s that was shutdown due to not enough business?

Has there ever been a McDonald’s that was shutdown due to not enough business?
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LPT: Studying or working in your browser? Press F11.

LPT: Studying or working in your browser? Press F11.

This gets rid of the address bar at the top of the page, so when you get the urge to procrastinate and go on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit etc. you are reminded right away of what you are supposed to be doing

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TIL that football player Mardy Gilyard was kicked out of the University of Cincinnati and owed the school $10,000. he then worked 4 jobs simultaneously and slept in his car just to get back into school, eventually becoming the leading wide receiver in UC history

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TIL that football player Mardy Gilyard was kicked out of the University of Cincinnati and owed the school ,000. he then worked 4 jobs simultaneously and slept in his car just to get back into school, eventually becoming the leading wide receiver in UC history

TIL that football player Mardy Gilyard was kicked out of the University of Cincinnati and owed the school $  10,000. he then worked 4 jobs simultaneously and slept in his car just to get back into school, eventually becoming the leading wide receiver in UC history submitted by pmoney419
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LPT: When going to the hardware store always bring what you’re trying to replace.

LPT: When going to the hardware store always bring what you’re trying to replace.

Hardware stores are filled with countless odds and ends that fit so many different categories, along with multiple variations of the same product. Instead of spending time trying to explain what the item does or looks like, just bring in the broken one of whatever needs replaced. How you measure something will probably be off from the actual measurements, even an 1/8 of an inch can matter. If it's too big to carry in, try and take a picture. Saves time at the store, and potentially the another trip!

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YSK about botnets, cryptocurrency (like bitcoins, litecoins, etc.) and the hacker underground

YSK about botnets, cryptocurrency (like bitcoins, litecoins, etc.) and the hacker underground

http://verybore.in/?p=1905/

After so many popular sites accepting Bitcoins as payment, you should really know about what cryptocurrency is, and how it works

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