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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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15 Most Common Causes of Death in the World

These 15 causes of death make up about 58 percent of all deaths, according to the World Health Organization's World Health Report. Some of these statistics might just surprise you.


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 »

What are the odds?

 What are the odds?

What are the odds of dying in a freaky way? Take a look at the odds of death for a variety of conditions and situations. See more »

Odds of Death: A Numbers Game

 Odds of Death: A Numbers Game

What are the odds of dying in a natural disaster? How many people die from cancer each year? Find out the odds of these death scenarios and more. 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? Take the quiz. See more »

Can you die of a broken heart?

 Can you die of a broken heart?

Can you die of a broken heart? Read about the connections between death, romance and broken hearts at HowStuffWorks. See more »

My Home Is Trying to Kill Me: The Home Death Trap Quiz

 My Home Is Trying to Kill Me: The Home Death Trap Quiz

Some may say that home is where the heart is. But is it actually a potential death trap? Take our home death trap quiz to find out. See more »

Shocking: The Thunderstorm Danger Quiz

 Shocking: The Thunderstorm Danger Quiz

Thunderstorm dangers include lightning strikes, which can be deadly. Take our thunderstorm danger quiz to see if you would survive. See more »

5 Worst Places to Be in a Thunderstorm

 5 Worst Places to Be in a Thunderstorm

Do you know the worst places to be in a thunderstorm? Golf course? On water? See our list of five worst places to be in a thunderstorm to learn more. See more »

10 Potential Death Traps Lurking in Your Home

 10 Potential Death Traps Lurking in Your Home

Did you know that you might have some death traps in your home? See our list of 10 potential death traps that might be lurking in your home to get informed. See more »

10 Most Dangerous Items in the Office

 10 Most Dangerous Items in the Office

There are more than one dangerous items in an office that can make your workplace unsafe. See 10 dangerous items in an office to learn more. See more »