The 20 Facts About Death You Need to Know
September 14, 2006
About 100 billion people have died since humans first walked the earth. The practice of burying the dead may date back 350,000 years.
This fascinating article in Discover takes a look at some information about death you might not have been aware of, including the fact that no American has died of old age since 1951 (when the government eliminated that classification on death certificates).
One fact of particular interest to readers of this newsletter is that 80 percent of people in the United States die in a hospital.