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10 Things You Didnt Know About The Dead

Even though we do not want to think about it death is something that is going to happen to each and every one of us. The question is when and how. Many of us make up some elaborate scenario of how we would like to die but the harsh reality to this is we really have no clue when it is going to happen to us or how. So speaking of death here are 10 mind-blowing facts that you didn’t know

1. A human head stays conscious for 15-20 seconds after decapitation. A cockroach can live for up to 9 days without its head.



2. One in 200,000 high school-age athlete dies suddenly every year. Most deaths occur in football and basketball, and males are five times more likely to die than females.

The usual cause is previously unsuspected cardiovascular disease. A twelve step screening process (nothing to do with AA, by the way) can detect risk for sudden death in athletes.



3. 80% of all U.S. deaths occur in hospitals despite the emergence of the popularity of dying at home through hospice and home healthcare.



4. The average burial within the U.S. puts around 827.060 gallons of embalming fluid into the soil.

Embalming fluid contains formaldehyde, methanol, and ethanol.



5. It not true that suicide rates are higher around the holiday season; really the opposite is the case.



6. A death erection, angel lust, or terminal erection is a post-mortem erection, technically a priapism observed in the corpses of human males who have been executed, particularly by hanging.



7. The majority of people that die in fires don’t die from burns, but rather from inhaling toxic gases such carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and hydrogen cyanide that and the lack of oxygen.



8. After death, the decaying process involves the enzymes that once digested your meals, will then begin to digest the tissues of your body.
This digestion begins within 3 days of death.



9. The one common cause in all incidents of death is the lack of oxygen.



10. What do the following people have in common? Elvis Presley, Lenny Bruce, Orville Redenbacher, Robert Pastorelli and Jim Morrison- they all died in a bathroom.

 
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