A couple of years ago, after reading Walter Raleigh’s classic poetry piece, The Soul’s Errand, I was convinced that only three cities exist; heaven, hell, earth and death is the train that runs across them.
My philosophy is the yield of a keen interest I took in this death. Not because it is such a tremendously intriguing phenomenon or that I enjoy the grim and grotesque but because it is largely inexplicable and downright confusing and men have trouble living with what they don’t understand. It hit me like a ton of bricks when I discovered these nail biting facts about it.
- Hitler married Eva Braun less than 40 hours before they both died.
- If you die in Amsterdam without friends and family left to attend your funeral, a state poet will write a poem in your honor and recite at your funeral.
- There is a gypsy tribe in India that celebrates death as one of the happiest days of their lives and births with as much grief.
- In 2013, Google founded and funded Calico, an anti-aging company designed to ultimately cure death.
- Nearly 6,000 Brits get hurt or die every year after tripping on their trousers or falling down stairs while pulling them up.
- In Greek Mythology, it was believed that when redheads die, they turn into blood-sucking vampires.
- In London, it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
- 600 Americans die every year from falling out of bed while sleeping.
- Crucifixion is still an official form of punishment by death in Sudan.
- Greek philosopher Chrysippus is said to have died from laughter after watching his drunk horse struggle to eat figs.
- Sharks kill on average 12 people per year. Humans kill 11,417 sharks per hour.
- Mt Everest has more than 200 dead bodies on it which are now landmarks on the way to the top.
- Doctors’ sloppy handwriting kills on average 7,000 people yearly.
- 153,000 people will die on your birthday.
- Within 3 days after your death, the enzymes that once digested your diner begin to eat you.