A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it has been decapitated.
Over 2500 left handed people are killed each year from using products made for right handed people.
In 1845, President Andrew Jackson’s pet parrot was removed from his funeral for swearing.
When Thomas Edison died in 1941, Henry Ford captured his last dying breath in a bottle.
A dentist invented the Electric Chair.
Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously – it can kill you.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Orange County, California. Number one is heart disease.
Only one in two billion people will live to be 116 or older.
When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed that his small intestine contained five gold Krugerrands. (not verified)
A body decomposes four times as fast in water than on land.
Dr. Alice Chase, who wrote ‘Nutrition for Health’, died of malnutrition. (not verified)
The tiny poison arrow frog has enough poison to kill over 2200 people.
On average, people fear spiders more than they do dying. However, statistically you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by the bite of a poisonous spider.
Cockroaches can live for nine days without their heads, at which point they die of starvation.
In Erwin, Tennessee an elephant was once hanged for murder.
About 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.
In the Spanish Pyrenees, when a beekeeper dies, each of his bees is splashed with a drop of Black Ink.
On average, right-handed people live 9 years longer than their left-handed counterparts.
A murder is committed in the US every 23 minutes, which makes about 22,852 murders each year.
In 1992, approximately 750 deaths occurred in the United States due to workplace violence.
In the United States, poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among children.
Influenza caused over twenty-one million deaths in 1918.
Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity.
Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for about 180,000 deaths per year.
The leading cause of deaths for children between the ages of 1 and 4 are motor vehicle crashes.
Over the last 50 years in the United States, approximately 9000 people have died as a result of tornadoes, 5000 as the result of floods, and 4000 as the result of hurricanes.
When a person dies, hearing is generally the last sense to go. The first sense lost is usually sight. Then follows taste, smell, and touch.