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Old 04-09-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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Kinda interesting from Discover Magazine about 20 different things you probably were unaware of when it comes to death.

I liked #6 and that is within 3 days of death our digestive enzymes and gut bacteria start to consume our 100 trillion ruptured cells which releases noxious gases that bloat our bodies and make our eyes bulge out.

Enjoy .

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Death | Aging | DISCOVER Magazine

Last edited by Six Foot Three; 04-09-2009 at 10:18 AM.. Reason: Typo's - 6'3''
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Cicero, NY
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They forgot the 21st--most people prefer being alive to being dead
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:52 PM
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It is estimated that 100 billion people have died since humans began.

hrm interesting...
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I liked #6 and that is within 3 days of death our digestive enzymes and gut bacteria start to consume our 100 trillion ruptured cells which releases noxious gases that bloat our bodies and make our eyes bulge out.

Enjoy .
That's disgusting. Now I really have to find out what else made the list lol. Thanks!
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:40 PM
 
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Maybe you should have titled the thread

20 Things Didn't WANT To Know About Death?

Nah, just kidding 6/3!

That was interesting, although I coulda done without knowing a couple of them! Like the fueling trains with mummies bit! And #6 of course!!
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:09 AM
 
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Maybe you should have titled the thread

20 Things Didn't WANT To Know About Death?

Nah, just kidding 6/3!

That was interesting, although I coulda done without knowing a couple of them! Like the fueling trains with mummies bit! And #6 of course!!
LOL...well i thought about titling the thread like you said however.......it's more romantic this way .
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:19 AM
 
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LOL...well i thought about titling the thread like you said however.......it's more romantic this way .
ROMANTIC???????

Sheesh 6/3!! Clearly we need to talk!
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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Some of the list seems to be anecdotal. Mummies used as fuel for trains is probably a hoax, as noted by the editor's comment at the bottom of the listing.

I'm kind of scratching my head over the estimate that 100 billion people have died since humans began. Does that include the extinct hominid species that preceded modern humans (homo sapiens)?

Regarding embalming fluids, I understand that today only a small amount is usually used (along with makeup) in order to help make the body cosmetically presentable for the funeral. There usually isn't enough to preserve the body for long periods of time like the Egyptian mummies. But nearly three-quarters of a million gallons used in embalming each year?
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Old 04-12-2009, 05:39 PM
 
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ROMANTIC???????

Sheesh 6/3!! Clearly we need to talk!
I'm just having some fun with ya moongirl .

6/3
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:51 AM
 
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Why was Carbon-14 left out? Disappointment... 19 If you can't make it here . . . More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered. Too sad.
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