Friday, July 29, 2011

10 Scary & Interesting Death Facts



1. On average, right-handed people live 9 years longer than their left-handed counterparts.
2. Only one in two billion people will live to be 116 or older.
3. About 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.
4. Statistically, you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by the bite of a poisonous spider.
5. In Erwin, Tennessee an elephant was once hanged for murder.
6. More people in America die from suicide than homicide.
7. When a person dies, hearing is generally the last sense to go.
8. The act of burying corpses is thought to have begun around 200,000 years ago.
9. No American has officially died of 'old age' since 1951.
10. In the end, 'lack of oxygen' is always the final cause of death.

18 comments:

  1. Cool i'm right handed, in yo face lefties! Followed!

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  2. I've had serious faints because of lack of oxygen, several times. I pass out, twitch about, get REALLY white skin, then I come back. What I've noticed is that apart from the weird-ish "dreams" I encounter during this, hearing is what comes back to me first of all. First to come, last to go I guess.

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  3. What if you completely immerse yourself in oxygen. Could you die of too much oxygen?

    Think about it.

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  4. Wow... those things make me worry to be human. I had no idea we hanged elephants or died choking on ballpoint pens.

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  5. "No American has officially died of 'old age' since 1951."

    That's probably the most disturbing one

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  6. You have successfully creeped me out sir. That elephant must have really been a dick.

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  8. Horrible spelling on my part a post ago...

    I'm righty, I hope I live those 9 years more... wait! Does that mean I have a left handed evil twin?

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  9. Number 4 made me feel better :) Arachnophobia BLEAH! +follow

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  10. "9. No American has officially died of 'old age' since 1951"

    It's that true? wow

    New fan for your blog!

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  11. how do you choke on a ball point pen, seriously, how?

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  12. Did you know that falling coconuts kill more people each year than sharks do?

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  13. And that elephant would have gotten away with it too, it if werent for those meddling kids!

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  14. http://io9.com/5862418/10-bodily-functions-that-continue-after-death

    This makes me think of this article in io9.com, the subject matter , of course is a little bit different, but still fits the topic..... I thought it would be interesting to share.

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