1. Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you.
  2. The practice of burying the dead may date back 350,000 years.
  3. About 100 billion people have died in all human history.
  4. More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered.
  5. About 153,000 people will die on your birthday.
  6. Doctors' sloppy handwriting kills more than 7,000 people annually.
  7. When a person dies, his sense of hearing is the last to go.
  8. You are more likely to die from a falling coconut than from a shark attack.
  9. Every hour, at least
    1 person is killed by a drunk driver in the U.S.
  10. Mount Everest has about
    200 dead bodies on it, which are now landmarks on the way to the top.
  11. Every 40 seconds, someone commits suicide.
  12. Sharks kill 12 people per year
  13. while people kill 11,417
    sharks per hour.
  14. Greek philosopher Chrysippus is said to have died of laughter after getting his donkey drunk, trying to eat figs.
  15. The creator of the Pringles packaging had his ashes stored in a Pringles Can after he died.
  16. 80% of all Soviet males born in 1923 died in World War II.
  17. You are more likely to die slipping in the bathtub, getting struck by lightning, or drowning in the bathtub, than from Terrorism.
  18. Every 90 seconds, one woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth.
  19. Crucifixion is still an official form of death penalty in Sudan.
  20. 600
  21. Americans die each year from falling out of bed.
  22. Obese drivers are 78% more likely to die in a car crash.
  23. You are more likely to die in the taxi cab on the way to and from the airport than on the flight itself.
  24. 20,000 children die worldwide every day due to poverty.
  25. We are born with over 270 bones, and die with 206.
  26. One woman dies
  27. every hour
  28. in India because of
  29. dowry-related crimes.
  30. As many as 440,000 people die from preventable medical errors every year.
  31. In London,
  32. it is illegal
  33. to die
  34. in the Houses of Parliament.
  35. In Greek mythology,
    it was believed that redheads
  36. turn into vampires when they die.
  37. 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.
  38. The lack of physical activity is one of the leading causes of preventable death worldwide.
  39. At least 1 in 25 people sentenced to the death penalty in the U.S. are innocent.
  40. 1 in every 8 deaths on earth are linked to air pollution, a study says.
  41. There's a 'Rent a Mourner' service in the UK to fill your funeral with fake friends.
  42. Vending machines kill 13 people per year.
  43. Estimates for the total number of people killed in wars throughout all of human history range from 150 million to 1 billion.
  44. In 2013, Google founded Calico, an anti-aging company designed to ultimately "cure" death.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. Tuberculosis killed 1.5 million people worldwide in 2014, making it a larger cause of death than AIDS.
  48. Malaria is thought to be responsible for the death of about half of all people who ever lived.
  49. The epitaph on poet Charles Bukowski's tombstone reads "DON'T TRY."
  50. Of the 142 million deaths caused by an ideology in the 20th century, 94 million were due to communism.
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