Category: death

A dead person’s mind and consciousness continue to work, at…

A dead person’s mind and consciousness continue to work, at least for a short time, meaning the deceased can recognize their own death.

Photo : Robert Bejil / Flickr

By 2020, depression will be one of the leading causes of death…

By 2020, depression will be one of the leading causes of death and disability. Mental illness is a factor in most suicides and is the most common cause of death for people aged 15 to 24. 

By 2020, depression will be one of the leading causes of death…

By 2020, depression will be one of the leading causes of death and disability. Mental illness is a factor in most suicides and is the most common cause of death for people aged 15 to 24. 

In the high mountains of Tibet, they do not bury or cremate…

In the high mountains of Tibet, they do not bury or cremate their dead because of a scarcity of resources and the ground being too rocky to dig. Instead, their dead are fed to the birds in a “Sky Burial”.

Photo :  John Hill / wikimedia

Squeezing a man’s testicles too tightly can release too…

Squeezing a man’s testicles too tightly can release too much adrenaline and cause death.

Photo : Calgary Reviews / Flickr

The traditional “last meal” for those condemned to death didn’t…

The traditional “last meal” for those condemned to death didn’t begin as a final compassionate act for them, but as a way to bribe their ghost not to haunt the executioners.

Some people in South Asia smoke scorpions to get high. The high…

Some people in South Asia smoke scorpions to get high. The high is very powerful and painful for first six hours, outstrips heroine, lasts from 10 hours to three days, provides a euphoric, floating feeling bolstered by the ability to remain completely alert, and can possibly lead to death.

Multiple people have died attempting to cross a seemingly calm,…

Multiple people have died attempting to cross a seemingly calm, innocent creek called the Bolton Strid. The stream actually hosts multiple underwater cave systems and dangerous currents below the surface that have sucked numerous people to their deaths.

Photo : Andy Hawkins / Flickr

The number of people donating their bodies to science has…

The number of people donating their bodies to science has doubled in the last ten years because funeral costs are so high, and most schools will cremate the donated body when they are done and return it to the family at no cost.

A research study led by University of Oxford found out that…

A research study led by University of Oxford found out that atheists and highly religious people are the ones least scared of death.