Fun Death Facts
100 Billion people have died in all of human history
More people commit suicide in New York than they get murdered
153,000 people will die on your birthday
People who are left handed die 3 years before right handed people
When a person dies their hearing is the last to go
Dying from a shark attack isn’t as common as dying from a falling coconut
1 person is killed every hour by a drunk driver in the US
After a human is decapitated it remains conscious for 20 seconds
The enzymes that once helped you digest food start to digest your body 3 days after death
You really can’t die from old age it’s the diseases you get at that certain age
Men who have been hung have gotten a death erection also known as rigor Erectus
In very rare cases bodies may develop a corpse wax that will help preserve their bodies
By Stephanie Arroyo
Once a person dies the skin around the finger tips and toe nails dries out making it seem as if they grew
Dead bodies normally swell up after 4 days due to the releases of gas and liquids
Egyptians would shave their eyebrows off after losing a beloved cat
A dentist invented the electrical chair
Only 1 in 2 billion people will live to be 116 or older.
On average, people fear spiders more than they do dying. However, statistically you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by the bite of a poisonous spider.
A murder is committed in the US every 23 minutes, which makes about 22852 murders each year.
Bodies decompose 4 times faster in water than underground
Quick side note: Out of 20 kids interviewed here in South Gate High School 12 thought bodies decomposed faster under ground than in water.