100 Interesting Facts Concerning Death

  1. Human beings are born with 350 bones, but most of us die with approximately 206.
  2. Human fingernails and hair continue growing for some time after the body dies.
  3. In three days after your death, the enzymes used to digest your last meal will have begun to eat your body.
  4. The first rituals and practices for burying dead bodies probably date back to 350,000 years ago.
  5. Modern science has found that Neanderthals were the first beings to perform funeral ceremonies.
  6. Flowers were found in Neanderthal burials, this is the first such token known to be left to mark a gravesite.
  7. Approximately 100 billion human beings have lived and died in our species history.
  8. Left handed persons die an average of three years earlier than right handed persons.
  9. When surveyed, the average person fears spiders and other insects, more than they fear their own death.
  10. Statically, men are almost twice as likely to suffer from heart attacks, but about equal in chances of dying from one.
  11. Women are more likely to die from a heart attack, but within a year after already having suffered from one.
  12. On the bell curve, women have always been living longer than men do, today is no exception.
  13. The life expectancy for a human being in 1900 was only 47 years, if they were lucky.
  14. Less people are murdered in New York City, than successfully commit suicide.
  15. The day of your birthday, just about 153,000 people will kick the bucket.
  16. Only 7,000 or more people die each year, thanks to physicians with sloppy or unreadable handwriting.
  17. When a person dies, hearing is usually the last of the five senses to stop working.
  18. You are more likely to be killed by a falling coconut, than from a shark attacking you.
  19. You are more likely to be killed from a rattlesnake bite, than you are from a lightning strike.
  20. Sharks kill a total of 12 people per year, on the average.
  21. White people kill an average of 11,417 sharks every hour.
  22. A landmark on Mount Everest contains 200 frozen corpses, it has become a tourist attraction over the years.
  23. Someone in the world commits suicide every 40 seconds or more frequently.
  24. Voltaire was asked to praise God and renounce Satan on his death bed, but replied, “This is no time to be making new enemies.”
  25. Men are more likely to commit suicide than women worldwide.
  26. Women are more likely to die at the hands of a man, than men are likely to die at the hands of a woman.
  27. Men are more likely to successfully commit suicide than women in the United States.
  28. Women only successfully commit suicide around fifty percent of the time.
  29. Bill W. founder of Alcoholics Anonymous said on his death bed, “I want a drink.”
  30. Of people who only kill once in their lifetime, it is over fifty percent likely to be their spouse.
  31. Each hour, one or more people are killed by a drunk driver in the United States.
  32. More than fifty percent of drunk drivers that kill someone in an accident, survive that accident themselves.
  33. Greek philosopher Chrysippus is reported to have died from laughter, this following him getting a donkey drunk while trying to eat figs.
  34. Donkeys actually kill more individual people each year, than the total killed in airplane crashes.
  35. The creator of Pringles potato chips was cremated and his ashes were put away into a Pringles can after death.
  36. The creator of Star Trek died, had his body cryogenically frozen and then launched into space in a small ship with other frozen famous people.
  37. Of males born worldwide in 1923, eighty percent died during World War II.
  38. Edgar Allen Poe feared being buried alive after reading about a condition like narcolepsy.
  39. Edgar Allen Poe later suffered from a serious pneumonia like illness and was accidently buried alive.
  40. You are less likely to die from terrorism, than you are slipping on soap in your bathtub.
  41. You are less likely to die from terrorism, than you are from drowning in a bathtub.
  42. You are less likely to die from terrorism, than you are getting struck by lightning in your home.
  43. Terrorist suicide bombers are more successful at killing themselves, than the average person attempting to commit suicide by any other method.
  44. A woman dies every 90 seconds due to complications during pregnancy.
  45. A woman dies every 90 seconds during the process of childbirth.
  46. In the Sudan today, crucifixion is still considered a legitimate form of the death penalty.
  47. Some people have actually lived through several attempts to kill them with the electric chair.
  48. Over 600 Americans die each year, simply from falling out of their beds.
  49. Elephants actually have their own graveyards, and go there to die.
  50. Ants actually have their own graveyards too, but bury their dead in them.
  51. So many Chinese graves exist, than when it floods in the mainland, it is common to have graves wash up in the streets.
  52. Most graves in China are dug with 2 to 3 more graves underneath them.
  53. Drivers who are obese are 78 percent more likely to die during an automobile accident.
  54. People in a taxi cab on their way to an airport are more likely to die, than from their flight crashing on the way there.
  55. People in a taxi cab on the way back from an airport are still more likely to die, than from their flight crashing coming back from a trip.
  56. Poverty is the cause of 20,000 deaths everyday, all of them children.
  57. A woman from India dies once an hour, because of dowry related issues that escalate into homicidal crimes.
  58. Upwards of 440,000 human beings die due to medical errors in treatment each year.
  59. It is illegal in the city of London to die while visiting the Houses of Parliament.
  60. In ancient mythology, it was believed that red headed persons will become vampires after their physical death.
  61. Vampires were pinned to the Earth with stakes, doing this to a corpse was believed to keep them from rising from their coffins after death.
  62. Nearly 60,000 people in the United Kingdom die while pulling their pants up, then falling down, every year.
  63. Nearly the same number of people in the UK die while taking their pants off, then falling down, every single year.
  64. An estimated one in 25 people on death row in the United States is actually innocent.
  65. An estimated one in 3 people on death row in the United States actually claim to be innocent.
  66. Air pollution is said to be an active part of one in eight human deaths daily.
  67. Thirteen people are killed by vending machines each year, most while using them.
  68. Approximately one billion people have died in all wars throughout our human history.
  69. In 2013, Google founded an anti-aging company that is trying to cure death.
  70. A gypsy tribe in India celebrates death and welcomes it, but finds birth to be sad.
  71. Tuberculosis killed over 1.5 million people around the world in 2014.
  72. Tuberculosis killed more people than the AIDS virus in that same year.
  73. Half the human beings that ever lived probably died from Malaria.
  74. Nobody knows what Einstein’s last words actually were, but we know he was speaking German to his English speaking nurse just before death.
  75. Voltaire was asked to praise God and renounce Satan on his death bed, but replied, “This is no time to be making new enemies.”
  76. Steve Jobs had these last words to say before dying, “Wow! Oh Wow…”
  77. Koko the famed gorilla who uses sign language was asked where gorillas go when they die, she signed, “Comfortable hole, bye.”
  78. Of males born worldwide in 1923, eighty percent died during World War II.
  79. In Utah, it is against the law to use profanity in front of a dead person.
  80. It is illegal to sell or auction human body parts on eBay, whether living or dead.
  81. It is illegal to sell your soul while you are still alive on eBay, a young boy sold theirs to a postal worker and thus this rule was created.
  82. An average of 35 million cells in your body die every minute.
  83. Jellyfish don’t die, or at least not from old age or natural causes.
  84. Flatworms do not die either, their lifespan is unknown to modern science.
  85. Vampire romance novels and paranormal death romances are more than 10 percent of all books sold today, but most are purchased by the living.
  86. Death during sex happens every few minutes in the United States.
  87. Every 40 seconds, someone suffers from a stroke in America today.
  88. Every 3 minutes, someone dies from a stroke in America today.
  89. Nostradamus died during 1566, but his famous almanac was prepared due to his foresight and became published in 1567.
  90. Jesus of Galilee probably died on April Fools Day.
  91. Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun just 40 hours before they both would die historically.
  92. Kodokushi is a common Japanese phenomenon of people dying alone and unattended in their homes.
  93. Harry Houdini died on Halloween day.
  94. Almost 20 percent of heavy metal musicians die from a suicide.
  95. Over 50 percent of hip-hop artist deaths are from homicide.
  96. Nearly 38 percent of American children die in car crashes.
  97. Nearly all these same children were not wearing a seat belt at the time.
  98. Democide or murder by your government was the leading cause of non-natural death in the 20th century.
  99. Murder by your government is the leading cause of non-natural death in the 21st century still.
  100. Santa Muerte is worshipped in Mexico as the Saint of Death.
  1. Human beings are born with 350 bones, but most of us die with approximately 206.
  2. Human fingernails and hair continue growing for some time after the body dies.
  3. In three days after your death, the enzymes used to digest your last meal will have begun to eat your body.
  4. The first rituals and practices for burying dead bodies probably date back to 350,000 years ago.
  5. Modern science has found that Neanderthals were the first beings to perform funeral ceremonies.
  6. Flowers were found in Neanderthal burials, this is the first such token known to be left to mark a gravesite.
  7. Approximately 100 billion human beings have lived and died in our species history.
  8. Left handed persons die an average of three years earlier than right handed persons.
  9. When surveyed, the average person fears spiders and other insects, more than they fear their own death.
  10. Statically, men are almost twice as likely to suffer from heart attacks, but about equal in chances of dying from one.
  11. Women are more likely to die from a heart attack, but within a year after already having suffered from one.
  12. On the bell curve, women have always been living longer than men do, today is no exception.
  13. The life expectancy for a human being in 1900 was only 47 years, if they were lucky.
  14. Less people are murdered in New York City, than successfully commit suicide.
  15. The day of your birthday, just about 153,000 people will kick the bucket.
  16. Only 7,000 or more people die each year, thanks to physicians with sloppy or unreadable handwriting.
  17. When a person dies, hearing is usually the last of the five senses to stop working.
  18. You are more likely to be killed by a falling coconut, than from a shark attacking you.
  19. You are more likely to be killed from a rattlesnake bite, than you are from a lightning strike.
  20. Sharks kill a total of 12 people per year, on the average.
  1. White people kill an average of 11,417 sharks every hour.
  2. A landmark on Mount Everest contains 200 frozen corpses, it has become a tourist attraction over the years.
  3. Someone in the world commits suicide every 40 seconds or more frequently.
  4. Voltaire was asked to praise God and renounce Satan on his death bed, but replied, “This is no time to be making new enemies.”
  5. Men are more likely to commit suicide than women worldwide.
  6. Women are more likely to die at the hands of a man, than men are likely to die at the hands of a woman.
  7. Men are more likely to successfully commit suicide than women in the United States.
  8. Women only successfully commit suicide around fifty percent of the time.
  9. Bill W. founder of Alcoholics Anonymous said on his death bed, “I want a drink.”
  10. Of people who only kill once in their lifetime, it is over fifty percent likely to be their spouse.
  11. Each hour, one or more people are killed by a drunk driver in the United States.
  12. More than fifty percent of drunk drivers that kill someone in an accident, survive that accident themselves.
  13. Greek philosopher Chrysippus is reported to have died from laughter, this following him getting a donkey drunk while trying to eat figs.
  14. Donkeys actually kill more individual people each year, than the total killed in airplane crashes.
  15. The creator of Pringles potato chips was cremated and his ashes were put away into a Pringles can after death.
  16. The creator of Star Trek died, had his body cryogenically frozen and then launched into space in a small ship with other frozen famous people.
  17. Of males born worldwide in 1923, eighty percent died during World War II.
  18. Edgar Allen Poe feared being buried alive after reading about a condition like narcolepsy.
  19. Edgar Allen Poe later suffered from a serious pneumonia like illness and was accidently buried alive.
  20. You are less likely to die from terrorism, than you are slipping on soap in your bathtub.
  1. You are less likely to die from terrorism, than you are from drowning in a bathtub.
  2. You are less likely to die from terrorism, than you are getting struck by lightning in your home.
  3. Terrorist suicide bombers are more successful at killing themselves, than the average person attempting to commit suicide by any other method.
  4. A woman dies every 90 seconds due to complications during pregnancy.
  5. A woman dies every 90 seconds during the process of childbirth.
  6. In the Sudan today, crucifixion is still considered a legitimate form of the death penalty.
  7. Some people have actually lived through several attempts to kill them with the electric chair.
  8. Over 600 Americans die each year, simply from falling out of their beds.
  9. Elephants actually have their own graveyards, and go there to die.
  10. Ants actually have their own graveyards too, but bury their dead in them.
  11. So many Chinese graves exist, than when it floods in the mainland, it is common to have graves wash up in the streets.
  12. Most graves in China are dug with 2 to 3 more graves underneath them.
  13. Drivers who are obese are 78 percent more likely to die during an automobile accident.
  14. People in a taxi cab on their way to an airport are more likely to die, than from their flight crashing on the way there.
  15. People in a taxi cab on the way back from an airport are still more likely to die, than from their flight crashing coming back from a trip.
  16. Poverty is the cause of 20,000 deaths everyday, all of them children.
  17. A woman from India dies once an hour, because of dowry related issues that escalate into homicidal crimes.
  18. Upwards of 440,000 human beings die due to medical errors in treatment each year.
  19. It is illegal in the city of London to die while visiting the Houses of Parliament.
  20. In ancient mythology, it was believed that red headed persons will become vampires after their physical death.
  1. Vampires were pinned to the Earth with stakes, doing this to a corpse was believed to keep them from rising from their coffins after death.
  2. Nearly 60,000 people in the United Kingdom die while pulling their pants up, then falling down, every year.
  3. Nearly the same number of people in the UK die while taking their pants off, then falling down, every single year.
  4. An estimated one in 25 people on death row in the United States is actually innocent.
  5. An estimated one in 3 people on death row in the United States actually claim to be innocent.
  6. Air pollution is said to be an active part of one in eight human deaths daily.
  7. Thirteen people are killed by vending machines each year, most while using them.
  8. Approximately one billion people have died in all wars throughout our human history.
  9. In 2013, Google founded an anti-aging company that is trying to cure death.
  10. A gypsy tribe in India celebrates death and welcomes it, but finds birth to be sad.
  11. Tuberculosis killed over 1.5 million people around the world in 2014.
  12. Tuberculosis killed more people than the AIDS virus in that same year.
  13. Half the human beings that ever lived probably died from Malaria.
  14. Nobody knows what Einstein’s last words actually were, but we know he was speaking German to his English speaking nurse just before death.
  15. Voltaire was asked to praise God and renounce Satan on his death bed, but replied, “This is no time to be making new enemies.”
  16. Steve Jobs had these last words to say before dying, “Wow! Oh Wow…”
  17. Koko the famed gorilla who uses sign language was asked where gorillas go when they die, she signed, “Comfortable hole, bye.”
  18. Of males born worldwide in 1923, eighty percent died during World War II.
  19. In Utah, it is against the law to use profanity in front of a dead person.
  20. It is illegal to sell or auction human body parts on eBay, whether living or dead.
  1. It is illegal to sell your soul while you are still alive on eBay, a young boy sold theirs to a postal worker and thus this rule was created.
  2. An average of 35 million cells in your body die every minute.
  3. Jellyfish don’t die, or at least not from old age or natural causes.
  4. Flatworms do not die either, their lifespan is unknown to modern science.
  5. Vampire romance novels and paranormal death romances are more than 10 percent of all books sold today, but most are purchased by the living.
  6. Death during sex happens every few minutes in the United States.
  7. Every 40 seconds, someone suffers from a stroke in America today.
  8. Every 3 minutes, someone dies from a stroke in America today.
  9. Nostradamus died during 1566, but his famous almanac was prepared due to his foresight and became published in 1567.
  10. Jesus of Galilee probably died on April Fools Day.
  11. Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun just 40 hours before they both would die historically.
  12. Kodokushi is a common Japanese phenomenon of people dying alone and unattended in their homes.
  13. Harry Houdini died on Halloween day.
  14. Almost 20 percent of heavy metal musicians die from a suicide.
  15. Over 50 percent of hip-hop artist deaths are from homicide.
  16. Nearly 38 percent of American children die in car crashes.
  17. Nearly all these same children were not wearing a seat belt at the time.
  18. Democide or murder by your government was the leading cause of non-natural death in the 20th century.
  19. Murder by your government is the leading cause of non-natural death in the 21st century still.
  20. Santa Muerte is worshipped in Mexico as the Saint of Death.

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