Tuesday, September 04, 2007

20 things you didn’t know about death

Here are just a few:

3 No American has died of old age since 1951.   That was the year the government eliminated that classification on death certificates.

9 Zoroastrians in India leave out the bodies of the dead to be consumed by vultures.

14 Well, yeah, there’s a slight chance this could backfire: English philosopher Francis Bacon, a founder of the scientific method, died in 1626 of pneumonia after stuffing a chicken with snow to see if cold would preserve it.

19 If you can’t make it here . . . More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered.

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