With all those billions of deaths, people and society have developed a plethora of rituals and rites surrounding death.
Odd and bizarre deaths have made the news, as have tragic ones. And a slew of weird and creepy facts about dying have made their rounds on the internet.
But you don’t have to be on your deathbed to find this list of strange and peculiar facts about death and dying (excuse the pun) to die for.
Smithsonian found that the oldest example of someone being buried after death dates back about 350,000 years ago.
Georgetown University found that about 178,000 people die every day. That’s about 120 deaths every minute.
Time reported that about 7,000 people die annually from mistakes made because of a doctor’s poor handwriting on prescriptions.
George Burgess, a shark expert from the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File, claims that 150 people die each year from falling coconuts.
Some researchers have found that at least one person in the U.S. is killed by a drunk driver every hour.
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