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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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Death by Invention: 5 Inventors who Died by Their Own Work

Death by Invention: 5 Inventors who Died by Their Own Work

Some inventors have died from their own work. So, is it fate or irony that led these five inventors to die by the hands of their own work? See more »

Death by Invention! Who didn't make it?

Death by Invention! Who didn't make it?

These people experienced death through their own inventions. Take this quiz to see how much you know about inventors who were killed by their own work. See more »

5 Most Dangerous Contests

5 Most Dangerous Contests

Dangerous contests -- some run from them, some embrace the risk. Take a look at these five most dangerous contests that are not for the weak-hearted. See more »

Is 'danger' your middle name?

Is 'danger' your middle name?

There are plenty of dangerous contests that can lead to injury or death. Can you identify the most dangerous contests and the risks involved in this quiz? See more »

Death by Water: Would you survive?

Death by Water: Would you survive?

No one wishes for death by water. Thankfully, though, many aquatic deaths are under unusual circumstances. Take this water death to quiz to learn more. See more »

5 Unusual Aquatic Deaths

5 Unusual Aquatic Deaths

Aquatic deaths do happen, and water can kill you in unusual ways. See these five real-life stories of unusual aquatic deaths to learn more. See more »

Top 5 Common Causes of Death for People Over 300 Pounds

Top 5 Common Causes of Death for People Over 300 Pounds

What are the 5 common causes of death for people over 300 pounds? Learn more about heart disease and other common causes of death for the overweight. See more »

Is there life after death?

Is there life after death?

Is there life after death? Most of us have pondered this question. See research and studies on life after death at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What happens during the dying process?

What happens during the dying process?

The dying process isn't as much of a mystery as what happens after we die. Learn about the dying process and what occurs in the days leading up to death. See more »

The Ultimate Death Quiz

The Ultimate Death Quiz

Take our death quiz to see how much you know about your own mortality. You can't cheat death or cheat on this death quiz -- test your knowledge now. See more »