Ten Cool and Interesting Facts About Death

Ten Cool and Interesting Facts About Death

A cold event like death may not appeal to everyone. But we wanted to share with you 10 interesting pieces of information that have been recorded on this subject from the past to the present. In short, death can be defined as the definitive termination of the vital activities of all kinds of living beings. We said that vital activities should come to an end because in some cases such as poisoning, suffocation, and cardiac arrest, it is possible to return to life with interventions such as artificial respiration and heart massage. So let’s get on with these other facts while we still have life left in us…


Your Body Starts Eating Itself

From the 3rd day of death, the enzymes you receive through nutrition begin to eat the body. When a small sac filled with dozens upon dozens of enzymes gets breached after death they are free to roam around and start breaking down every part of the cell, digesting it from the inside out.

Old Burials

It is estimated that the practice of burial dates back to 350,000 years ago.  Burial at this time is characterized by single or multiple cave burials, possibly because these sites have survived glaciation, or perhaps indicating a preference for burial in such places.

All The Dead

It is estimated that 100 billion people have died throughout human history. But it doe shave to be said that calculating the number of people who have ever lived is part science and part guesswork.

Death by Coconut

Death from a coconut falling from a tree is more likely than death from a shark attack. In June 2002, The New York Times reported Burgess’s claim that “the chances of being killed by a shark are less than those of being killed by a coconut that falls from a tree”. “Falling coconuts kill 150 people worldwide each year, 15 times the number of fatalities attributable to sharks,” said George Burgess, Director of the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File and a noted shark researcher.

Ten Cool and Interesting Facts About Death

Drink Driving

Every day, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that’s one person every 45 minutes. In 2020, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths — a 14% increase from 2019.

Deaths on Mount Everest

There Are Over 200 Bodies on Mount Everest, And They’re Used as Landmarks. More than 200 people have died in their attempt to scale Mount Everest. The mountain offers seemingly endless options for kicking the bucket, from falling into the abyss to suffocating from lack of oxygen to being smashed by raining boulders

Every 40 Seconds

Around the world, nearly 1 billion people live with a mental disorder. Every 40 seconds, someone dies from suicide. And depression is now recognized as a leading cause of illness and disability among children and adolescents. All of this was true, even before COVID‑19, but now we are now seeing the consequences of the pandemic on people’s mental well‑being with increasing numbers of suicides.

Shark Deaths

While sharks cause 12 deaths each year, humans kill 11,416 sharks every hour. More specifically, an estimated 6.4% to 7.9% of all shark species in the world are killed each year. This figure, converted into hours, amounts to 11,416 sharks killed worldwide every hour.

Ten Cool and Interesting Facts About Death

War Deaths

Around two thirds (more exactly, 68%) of the original 1923 male birth cohort did not survive World War II. But the war is not the most important reason for the poor survival rate; almost half of them died before the war broke out. One can say 40% of Soviet males born in 1923 who survived to see WWII died in WWII.

1 Minute

In just a single minute a colourful menagerie of about 35 000 billion red blood cells, 50 billion white blood cells and 1500 billion platelets, salubriously swathed in ultra-rich liquid nutrient, travels through about 40 000 million individual arteries, veins or capillaries for a combined distance of about 96 000 km to reach the nethermost points of the body multiple times. During each visit, each red blood cell carries about 100 million oxygen molecules strapped onto about 25 million haemoglobin molecules in a collective effort to supply tissues with the oxygen needed for metabolism. A sturdy cocktail of a couple of trillion antibody molecules completes a highly technical, and successful, surveillance of the entire system, tumbling along with the cellular constituents. Tragically, this 1 minute also sees the death of about 300 million cells. Fortunately, replacements arrive even as the cells die.

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