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Death & Dying

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


What happens during the dying process?

It's hard to be prepared for death. Too much is unknown about what dying feels like or what happens after we die. However, we do know a bit about the process that occurs in the days and hours leading up to death. See more »

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 »

How Dying Works

Dying is one thing we all have in common. Our bodies weren't built to last, and you can't trick the Grim Reaper out of coming to call. So what are we in for at the end of life? See more »

What's more likely -- death by an auto accident or death by french fries?

Car accidents kill people every day, but fast food fats might be just as lethal. So which is deadlier: your french fry habit or a crash on your trek to the drive-through? See more »

Top 10 Lessons on How Not to Die

Do you want to live a long and healthy life? Take a look at what we have gathered for you for maintaining your health and getting the most out of life. See more »

What causes rigor mortis?

Murder victims found clutching strands of their attacker's hair aren't the stuff of Hollywood -- rigor mortis is the cause. What makes muscles tighten and joints lock after someone dies? See more »

Is there a worst way to die?

How does it feel to die? Is there a worst way, or is it totally subjective? What factors make some ways of dying so much grislier than others? See more »

15 Most Common Causes of Death in the United States

Where you live has a lot to do with how you meet your Maker. See our list of the 15 most common causes of death in the United States, including Diabetes mellitus and heart diseases. See more »

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. See more »

7 Strange Ways to Die

Some causes of death stand out for their sheer level of peculiarity. See our list of 7 strange ways to die, including being struck by a tortoise falling from the air and laughing too hard. See more »