DEATH & DYING

Death is an inevitable fact of life. Learn about life expectancy, the different ways to die, in this section.
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Shocking: The Thunderstorm Danger Quiz

Lightning can strike the Empire State Building as many times as it wants. But when it comes to human tissues and organs, we can't be so cavalier with our safety. The effects of lightning strikes can be deadly -- or at least blow you right out of your shoes. Test your thunderstorm smarts. Are you the most likely to survive?

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  • 10 Bizarre Ways to Die

    10 Bizarre Ways to Die

    There are a lot of ways to die. Some are just more interesting than others. For example, death by deodorant or death by underwire bra. See more »

  • 10 Most Dangerous Items in the Office

    10 Most Dangerous Items in the Office

    Just because you don't wrestle alligators or fight bad guys for a living doesn't mean your workplace is safe. Here are 10 of the most dangerous items in an office. See more »

  • 10 Potential Death Traps Lurking in Your Home

    10 Potential Death Traps Lurking in Your Home

    Home is where the heart is, but it can also be where hazards lurk. To make certain your house is not just a home, but a "safe" home, you must beware of potential dangers. See more »

  • 10 Worst Ways to Die

    10 Worst Ways to Die

    C'mon. You know you've thought about this. We have, too. Want to see how your list compares with ours? See more »

  • 5 Most Dangerous Contests

    5 Most Dangerous Contests

    Danger is all around you. Some run from it, while others embrace risk and potential peril, welcoming it into their lives in the form of a game. See more »

  • 5 Unusual Aquatic Deaths

    5 Unusual Aquatic Deaths

    Water is "the stuff of life," but it can also kill in crazy ways. Check out these five real-life stories with unfortunate endings. See more »

  • 5 Worst Places to Be in a Thunderstorm

    5 Worst Places to Be in a Thunderstorm

    Planning on hitting golf balls from a small boat under a tree? Probably not after reading this article. But do you know the worst place to be in a thunderstorm? See more »

  • Adventures in Officeland: Is Your Cubicle a Deathtrap?

    Adventures in Officeland: Is Your Cubicle a Deathtrap?

    Even if you don’t work in landmine testing or international espionage, your workplace can be dangerous. How safe is your office? See more »

  • Can you die of a broken heart?

    Can you die of a broken heart?

    When a long-time spouse dies, it isn't that uncommon for potentially life-threatening health problems to arise in his or her partner soon afterward, or for chronic conditions to take a grave turn. Could broken hearts be to blame? See more »

  • Death by Invention! Who didn't make it?

    Death by Invention! Who didn't make it?

    It might sound like that scene in a sci-fi movie when the robot goes crazy and kills its own inventor, but the fact is that inventors have fallen prey to their own creations for hundreds of years. Take this quiz to see how much you know about inventors killed by their own work. See more »

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