25 Death Related Facts That Might Make You Glad To Be Alive

Posted by , Updated on November 11, 2015

Death. It can be a sad event in our lives but it happens to all of us at one point or another. Some people spend their whole lives trying to avoid it. Others have a scary fascination of dancing with it but at the end of the day, death is pretty much a guarantee. So might as well learn as much about it as you can right? At the very least you can feel a bit more prepared for the inevitable. It’s usually a lot harder to face something if you don’t know what it is or if you don’t know anything about it. To give you some examples, did you know that every 90 seconds, a woman dies during pregnancy? How about the fact that there are more than 200 dead bodies on Mount Everest because due to impossible conditions they must be left to serve as grim way points. What about the fact that you are more likely to die in the taxi on the way to the airport than in the plane itself. There’s a heck of a lot more death related facts on today’s list! So whether it’s depressing statistics about suicide or the way your stomach acids will eventually devour your corpse (it’s morbid, we know), these are 25 Death Related Facts That Might Make You Glad To Be Alive.

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Within three days of dying, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to digest you

stomachSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
24

Roughly 100 billion people have died in all of human history

medieval knightsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
23

More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered

new york citySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
22

Roughly 153,000 people will die on your birthday

candlesSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
21

When you die, your sense of hearing is usually the last to go

earSource: abc.net.au, Image: wikipedia

20

80% of all Soviet males born in 1923 died during World War II

world war IISource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
19

Although your body is alive, 35 million of your cells die every minute

cellsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
18

We are born with over 270 bones but only die with 206 (some of them fuse)

skeletonSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
17

The UK has a "rent a mourner" service that allows you to fill your funeral with fake friends

flowersSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
16

Vending machines kill 13 people every year

vending machineSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
15

There is a gypsy tribe in India (the Satiyaa) that celebrates death with happiness and births with grief

indiaSource: dnaindia.com, Image: wikipedia
14

Every hour, one person is killed by a drunk driver in the United States

beerSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
13

There are more than 200 dead bodies on Mount Everest because due to impossible conditions they must be left to serve as grim waypoints

mt everestSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
12

Every 40 seconds, someone somewhere commits suicide

suicideSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
11

Sharks kill roughly 11 people every year. People kill about 11,417 sharks every hour

sharkSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
10

Every 90 seconds, a woman dies during pregnancy

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9

Crucifixion is still an official form of capital punishment in Sudan

crucifixionSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
8

Falling out of bed kills 600 Americans every year

bedSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
7

You are more likely to die in the taxi on the way to the airport than in the plane itself

taxiSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
6

Nearly half a million people die from preventable medical errors every year

drugsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
5

Lack of physical activity has become a leading preventable cause of death in the western world

joggingSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
4

Cotard's Syndrome is a disease where living people believe themselves to be dead

Cotard's Syndrome is a disease where living people believe themselves to be deadSource: wikipedia
3

1 in every 8 deaths are linked to air pollution

air pollutionSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
2

The total number of people ever killed in war or conflict is estimated to be between 150 million and 1 billion

tankSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
1

20,000 children die every day due to poverty

childrenSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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