Veterinarians kill themselves at rates 2.5 to 3.5 times the general population, due in part to online trolling and threats from pet owners who blame them for the death of a pet, and easy access to lethal medicines npr.org/2019/09/07/757822…
Author H.P. Lovecraft was never able to support himself from his earnings as an author. His book "The Shadow Over Innsmouth", written one year before his death, sold a meagre 200 copies. He died in poverty at age 46. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._…
Rust can kill you. Rusting metal consumes oxygen and can lead to death especially in confined spaces like holds of ships. In 2007, three people suffocated one after the other in the anchor locker of a vessel because rust had consume all the oxygen. maritimeaccident.org/libr…
A woman named Frances Perkins was outside the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory during the fire and saw dozens of people jump to their deaths due to unsafe work conditions. She went on to become the first female Secretary of Labor and founded the Factory Investigating Commission to improve work safety en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Michael Jackson suffered from severe insomnia and did not get any real sleep for 60 days prior to his death. Instead, his personal doctor had been putting him under general anestheisa every night. cnn.com/2013/06/21/showbi…
Despite modern connotations of death as evil, the Greek god Hades was actually more altruistically inclined. Very few individual aspects of his personality were recorded, as Greeks refrained from giving him much thought to avoid attracting his attention. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Had…
In 1911, inmates on death row played baseball for their lives. If they won, execution was delayed. If they lost, their execution went ahead as scheduled. mycountry955.com/the-wyom…
Actor Danny Trejo has the most on-screen deaths of anyone in Hollywood history, with 65. Followed by Christopher Lee (60), Lance Henriksen (51), Vincent Price (41), Dennis Hopper (41), Boris Karloff (41), and John Hurt (39). foxnews.com/entertainment…
Joseph Strauss, the engineer of the golden Gate Bridge, mandated that a net be installed under the bridge for safety while being built. This was revolutionary at the time. The net caught 19 men who fell, saving all of them from a certain death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
The 'Mona Lisa' painting was created and 'tweaked' over a period of sixteen years (1503 - 1519). Da Vinci never relinquished ownership until his death and instead carried it on the backs of mules as he travelled from Florence to Milan to Rome and finally France. erenow.net/biographies/mo…
During the 4 plane hijacks of 9/11, one plane managed to not reach its target, UA Flight 93 where passengers bravely fought to take back control of the plane and ultimately crashing in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania lowering the death toll of its supposed target, Washington D.C history.com/topics/21st-c…
Christopher Lee always wanted to play Gandalf in LOTR and even discussed it with Tolkien himself. Peter Jackson wanted Lee to play Saruman instead, much to Lee's disappointment. Saruman's death scene was a surprise homage to Christopher Lee's, Dracula, with a wooden stake through his chest. ew.com/article/2015/12/28…
Today I learned about the modern 300 - in 1821, during the Greek War of Independence, 120 Greek men held out against 8,000 Ottoman soldiers, causing 900 casualties against 6 of their own deaths. This bought time for the Greek army to regroup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In the months before his sudden death, former Mythbuster Grant Imahara built a fully animatronic Baby Yoda. Having spent 3 months of his personal time designing, programming, and 3D printing the project, he intended to bring it to hospitals to cheer up sick children. nerdist.com/article/grant…
Just before lethal hypothermia, a person will undress themselves because they perceive themselves to be burning up when indeed they're freezing (paradoxical undressing). Consequently people frozen to death are often found naked and misidentified as a victim of a violent crime. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyp…
Since 2012, 6 people have choked to death during competitive eating contests. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
A UK study found that 1 in 6 deaths is caused by a 9–5 office lifestyle. Sitting for prolonged periods of can make you twice as likely to die prematurely image.ie/editorial/office…
On Nov 22, 1963 while watching TV reports of JFK's death, Annie Shapiro had a stroke and slipped into a coma. 29 years later she awoke in bed as a 79 year old grandmother still married to her husband. Her first words upon sitting up were "Turn on the television. I want to watch I Love Lucy" cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/…
The crime that led Sisyphus to push a boulder was cheating death. He made his wife not bury him properly before he died, chained death, and tricked Persephone into letting him briefly return to earth to scold his wife and ran away instead of returning to hell. greekmythology.com/Myths/…
In English and German culture, Death is typically portrayed as male, but in French, Spanish, and Italian culture, it is not uncommon for Death to be female. In the Netherlands, Death is sometimes referred to as 'Uncle Hendrik'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Had Otis Redding not died β€œSittin’ On The Dock of The Bay” would have not been released. Record producers didn’t like it, but right after the plane crash wanted to cash in on his death npr.org/2018/01/08/576413…
After a set date where it became a faux pas to wear summer straw hats, people wearing said hats would be attacked and have their hats destroyed. In one instance in 1922, this caused a riot which lead to at least one death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
The Black Death was responsible for the beginning of the end of European Feudalism/Manoralism. As there were fewer workers, their lords were forced to pay higher wages. With higher wages, there were fewer restrictions on travel. Eventually, this would lead to a trade class/middle class. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
A female donkey was acquitted on charges of bestiality at a trial in 1750 due to witnesses attesting to her virtue and good behaviour, but her co-accused human was sentenced to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
A Scottish woman was sentenced to death by hanging around 1721. Maggie Dickson was hung, declared dead, put in a wooden coffin and carted off. She woke up en route to the churchyard, the law said her sentence had been carried out and she lived another 40 years known as 'Half-hangit Maggie'. scotsman.com/whats-on/art…
In North Korea, illegal deforestation is punishable by death nknews.org/2016/11/exclus…
In 1950, the US army dispersed a cloud of bacteria (serratia marcescens), believed to be harmless, in the SF Bay Area in 1950 to test whether enemy agents could launch a biological attack from an offshore location. The test resulted in an outbreak in urinary tract infections and one death. sfgate.com/health/article…
Radar was developed as a consequence of the urgent need to counter Nazi bomber attacks. The British Radio Research Station was asked to investigate a radio-based "death ray", but found it was more practical to use radio to detect enemy aircraft en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rad…
Countess Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova was convicted of killing 38 female serfs by beating and torturing them to death. Imprisoned at Ivanovsky Convent in Moscow; for the first 11 years, she was chained in a basement dungeon without a window and only given a candle during meals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
While high levels of sodium in your diet can lead to high blood pressure, low levels can increase the risk of death in those who'd had heart failure. One study found a higher risk of dying from heart disease at the lower sodium levels that many guidelines currently recommend healthline.com/nutrition/…
Neither the FBI or New York recorded the 9/11 attack in the crime statisitcs report for 2001. They claimed this single event would skew the entire crime statistics program and therefor could not be counted as deaths in New York. huffpost.com/entry/911-on…
Since 2016, the real bones of nazist Josef Mengele, the nazist Angel of Death, are used in a brazilian school to teach medical forensics. theguardian.com/science/2…
Hasbro (the toy company behind the likes of My Little Pony and Furby) owns Death Row Records, which includes the rights to records by Tupac, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg. vice.com/en/article/884am…
George Washington was essentially killed by his doctors. Due to them draining 40% of his blood ultimately leading to his death. npr.org/2019/10/14/769324…
During WWII Captain Picard was killed leading a successful attack that freed large numbers of French resistance agents who had been condemned to death by the Nazis. The attack killed the Nazis by precisely bombing their living quarters during lunch. youtu.be/_GI2AxVJbLg
Today I learned of Motts Tonelli, a Notre Dame fullback who ran in the winning TD against USC in 1937. 5 years later in 1942 he had his class ring confiscated during the Bataan Death March. A Japanese officer returned his ring, telling Tonelli that he was US-educated and recognized him from his time at USC. armyhistory.org/mario-ton…
In 2013 a Brazilian football referee was killed and beheaded by spectators after he stabbed a player to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
The Code of Hammurabi banned selling beer for money, allowing it only to be bartered for barley. The punishment for selling beer for money was death by drowning en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Atheism was Treason, Punishable by Death in Ancient Rome worldhistory.org/article/…
The funeral of Japanese musician Hide was attended by 50,000 fans, not including the 10,000 who attended his televised wake. His death resulted in numerous suicides including one at his funeral. One person died in a car crash and around 200 people were hospitalised due to exhaustion and heat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hid…
British royal family members must pack a black outfit with them when they travel in the event of a death in the family rd.com/article/royal-fami…
"Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber was one of John F. Kennedy's favorite pieces of music. The Monday after his death, Jackie Kennedy arranged a performance of the piece by the National Symphony Orchestra. They played it to an empty hall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada…
There is a town in West Virginia, USA named "Hundred" for centenarian Henry "Old Hundred" Church. He was a British soldier under Cornwallis who was captured and stayed in the area until his death in 1860 at 109. He was born c. 1751 and was about 25 when the DOI was signed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hun…
The rate of Alcohol related deaths in 2019 were the highest since the 1910s jec.senate.gov/public/ind…
The Brooklyn Dodgers name stems from a nickname given in the 1890s to people who, in a matter of life and death, had to evade railcars speeding down the streets. They were known as trolley dodgers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Today I learned of KΓΆsem Sultan who made donations to the poor, paid people's debts, supplied poor daughters with clothes and wed them, freed slaves after 3 years, in addition to building mosques, & schools. She was given the name Valide-i Muazzama (magnificent mother) upon her death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C…
The Siege of Stalingrad resulted in more Russian deaths (military and civilian) than the US and Britain sustained (combined) in all of World War II. history.com/topics/world-…
Certain animals perform death rituals or a β€˜funeral’ when one of their members dies. bbc.com/future/article/20…
The creator of Death Note Tsugumi Ohba is a pen name, his real identity is a closely guarded secret. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsu…

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