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Death is an inevitable fact of life. Learn about life expectancy, the different ways to die, in this section.

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How does death by hanging work?

Hanging, when carried out with modern techniques, can be one of the quickest and most painless ways to be executed. But not all hangings are designed to be quick and painless.


Test Your Knowledge: Which Is Deadlier?

Test Your Knowledge: Which Is Deadlier?

Every minute of every day, the world is trying to kill you. Figure out which threats are most likely to cause your untimely demise at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Superstitions About Death

10 Superstitions About Death

Death is a fact of life, but how we understand it isn't always factual. Learn about some intense death superstitions at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can a splinter kill you?

Can a splinter kill you?

Splinters are small things that can cause a lot of pain. But can a splinter actually kill you? Find out. See more »

10 Worst Ways to Die

10 Worst Ways to Die

Is there a worst way to die? Hard to say, but here's our list of ten contenders for the title of worst way to die. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions About Forensic Pathology

Frequently Asked Questions About Forensic Pathology

Forensic pathology is a fascinating field. Take a look at frequently asked questions about forensic pathology to learn more. See more »

10 Fallen Stars and Their Toxicology Reports

10 Fallen Stars and Their Toxicology Reports

Fallen stars are tragic, but what their toxicology reports say are shocking. Here are 10 fallen stars and their toxicology reports. See more »

10 Celebrity Deaths: The Final Details

10 Celebrity Deaths: The Final Details

Find out the final autopsy details behind some of the worlds biggest name celebrities with 10 celebrity deaths and their final details. See more »

10 Things to Know About Forensic Medicine

10 Things to Know About Forensic Medicine

Forensic medicine covers a range of procedures and professions. See 10 things to know about forensic medicine to see if you have what it takes. See more »

Forensics Quiz

Forensics Quiz

Forensics can play a large role in autopsies. Take Dr. G's quiz to see how much you know about forensics. See more »

Behind the Death of Whitney Houston

Behind the Death of Whitney Houston

Go behind the death of Whitney Houston for a look at the final autopsy results. Learn about the contributing factors that led to the singer's passing. See more »