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The Top Contender for How You'll Likely Die

The Top Contender for How You'll Likely Die

The BrainStuff team lined up all the grave statistics on how you're likely to die. Learn more about your own mortality at HowStuffWorks Now.

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  • "Deodorant obsession killed boy." BBC. Oct. 29, 1998.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/203730.stm
  • "DICE 09: NPD - Six Million New Gamers in Last Year." Gamasutra. Feb. 20, 2009.http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=22415
  • "Hair Apparent." TIME. July 18, 1949. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,794879-2,00.html
  • "How Attila the Hun Died of a Nosebleed." Associated Content. Feb. 4, 2008.http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/570531/how_attila_the_hun_died_of_a_nosebleed.html?cat=37
  • "Peg Entwistle." Imdb.com. 2009.http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0258201/
  • "S Korean dies after games session." BBC. Aug. 10, 2005.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4137782.stm
  • "Sheep Push Woman Over Edge of Cliff." Los Angeles Times. Jan. 29, 1999.http://articles.latimes.com/1999/jan/29/news/mn-2886
  • "Surrey school teacher has world's longest beard." Ctvbc.ctv.ca. Nov. 14, 2008.http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20081113/BC_world_longest_beard_081113/20081113/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome
  • Alfred, Randy. "Jan. 15, 1919: Morass of Molasses Mucks Up Boston." Wired.com. Jan. 15, 2009.http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2009/01/dayintech_0115
  • Leong, Kristie, M.D. "11 Very Strange Deaths! Bizarre Ways People Have Died!" Associated Content. July 11, 2007. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/301128/11_very_strange_deaths_bizarre_ways.html?cat=7
  • Lidz, Franz. "The Paper Chase." The New York Times. Oct. 26, 2003.
  • Morse, Paul. "Welland man dies after being trapped in storm sewer." Thespec.com. Feb. 24, 2006.http://www.thespec.com/news/article/330908
  • Osadchuk, Svetlana. "Mysterious Deaths of 9 Skiers Still Unresolved." The St. Petersburg Times. Feb. 19, 2008.http://www.sptimes.ru/story/25093
  • Perrie, Robin. "Blood lust of killer sheep." The Sun. Feb. 19, 2002.http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article146406.ece
  • Spies, Kelly. "World Beard and Mustache Championships." Associated Content. June 19, 2007.
  • Thorhill, Ted. "World's most bizarre deaths." The Sun. Sept. 3, 2008.http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/article1639113.ece

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