Benjamin Franklin (or maybe Christopher Bullock) said it best when he said, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” If governments collapse, you can forget about the whole taxes thing, but death will always haunt you. It is the one thing we are all born to do, and we will do it by a variety of methods. Instead of running from our fears, let us seriously explore the concept of death.
1.) Left-handers die approximately 3 years earlier than right-handed people.
2.) Doctors’ sloppy handwriting kills more than 7,000 people annually.
3.) The practice of burying the dead may date back 350,000 years.
4.) Someone commits suicide every 40 seconds.
5.) Sharks kill 12 people per year.
6.) About 100 billion people have died throughout human history.
7.) Italian serial killer Leonarda Cianciulli was famous for turning victims into tea cakes and serving them to guests.
8.) About 153,000 people will die on your birthday.
9.) Mount Everest has about 200 dead bodies on it, which are now landmarks on the way to the top.
10.) You are more likely to die slipping in the bathtub, getting struck by lightning, or drowning in the bathtub, than from terrorism.
11.) Greek philosopher Chrysippus is said to have died of laughter.
12.) There are more suicides than murders in New York City.
13.) Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you.
14.) 35 million of your cells die every minute.
15.) One woman dies every 90 seconds during pregnancy or childbirth.
16.) The creator of the Pringles packaging had his ashes stored in a Pringles Can after he died.
17.) Crucifixion is still an official form of punishment in Sudan.
18.) When a person dies, their sense of hearing is the last to go.
Death is an inevitability that we all must face someday… unless someone invents some kind of invincibility serum. But who would want that? Living forever sounds pretty boring.