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10 Facts you (probably) didn’t know about death


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 When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go — the first is usually sight, followed by taste, smell and touch

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 A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it has been decapitated


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100 people choke to death on pens each year. One is more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a spider

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Alexander’s funeral would have cost $600 million today. A road from Egypt to Babylon was built to carry his body

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When inventor Thomas Edison died in 1931, his friend Henry Ford captured his last dying breath in a bottle

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Over 2500 left-handed people are killed each year from using products made for right-handed people

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It takes longer than ever before a body to decompose due to preservatives in the food that we eat these days

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An eternal flame lamp at the tomb of a Buddhist priest in Nara, Japan has kept burning for 1,130 years

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Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry is the first person to have his ashes put aboard a rocket and ‘buried’ in space

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Japanese factory worker Kenji Urada became the first know fatality caused by a robot in July, 1981, in a car plant.


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