Death Facts, Reasons And Aspects

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  • Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you.
  • The practice of burying the dead may date back 350,000 years.
  • About 100 billion people have died in all human history.
  • More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered.
  • About 153,000 people will die on your birthday.
  • Doctors' sloppy handwriting kills more than 7,000 people annually.
  • Left-handed people die, on average, 3 years earlier than right-handed people.
  • When a person dies, his sense of hearing is the last to go.
  • You are more likely to die from a falling coconut than from a shark attack.
  • Every hour, at least 1 person is killed by a drunk driver in the US.
  • Mount Everest has about 200 dead bodies on it, which are now landmarks on the way to the top.
  • Every 40 seconds, someone commits suicide.
  • Sharks kill 12 people per year while people kill 11,417 sharks per hour.
  • Greek philosopher Chrysippus is said to have died of laughter after getting his donkey drunk, trying to eat figs.
  • The creator of the Pringles packaging had his ashes stored in a Pringles Can after he died.
  • 80% of all Soviet males born in 1923 died in World War II.
  • You are more likely to die slipping in the bathtub, getting struck by lightning, or drowning in the bathtub, than from Terrorism.
  • Every 90 seconds, one woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth.
  • 35 million of your cells die every minute.
  • Crucifixion is still an official form of death penalty in Sudan.
  • 600 Americans die each year from falling out of bed.
  • Obese drivers are 78% more likely to die in a car crash.
  • You are more likely to die in the taxi cab on the way to and from the airport than on the flight itself.
  • 20,000 children die worldwide every day due to poverty.
  • We are born with over 270 bones, and die with 206.
  • One woman dies every hour in India because of dowry-related crimes.
  • As many as 440,000 people die from preventable medical errors every year.
  • In London, it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
  • In Greek mythology, it was believed that redheads turn into vampires when they die.
  • Nearly 6,000 people per year get hurt or die in the UK after tripping over their trousers or falling down stairs while pulling them up.
  • The lack of physical activity is one of the leading causes of preventable death worldwide.
  • At least 1 in 25 people sentenced to the death penalty in the U.S. are innocent.
  • 1 in every 8 deaths on earth are linked to air pollution, a study says.
  • There's a 'Rent a Mourner' service in the UK to fill your funeral with fake friends.
  • Vending machines kill 13 people per year.
  • Estimates for the total number of people killed in wars throughout all of human history range from 150 million to 1 billion.
  • In 2013, Google founded Calico, an anti-aging company designed to ultimately "cure" death.
  • There is a gypsy tribe in India that celebrates death as one of the happiest events in their lives, while treating births with great grief.
  • if you die in Amsterdam without any friends or family left to attend your funeral, a poet will write a poem for you and recite it at your funeral.
  • Tuberculosis killed 1.5 million people worldwide in 2014, making it a larger cause of death than AIDS.
  • Malaria is thought to be responsible for the death of about half of all people who ever lived.