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.
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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 atheists and highly religious people are the ones least scared of death.
Motorcyclists are almost 30 times more likely to die than other motorists.
Loneliness has a greater chance of causing premature death than obesity.
The Great Smog of London in 1952 was caused by using coal as the main source of heat and was responsible for the deaths of around 12,000 individuals.
During construction of a railway in Uganda, two Tsavo lions halted progression by repeatedly killing workers at night. Deaths were estimated to be 135.
Abraham Lincoln’s ghost is the most popular ghost story in the White House. Lincoln’s ghost is said to have haunted the White House since his death, and has been reported by over 20 employees and residents, including first ladies, Harry Truman, Teddy Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill.
There has never been a reported death linked to consuming too much marijuana. You’d have to smoke about 680 kg of pot within 15 minutes to induce a lethal response.
Cruise ships have morgues on board. Roughly 200 people die on cruises each year, especially on those that carry a lot of seniors, so most ships have a small morgue and are prepared to store up to 10 bodies.