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19 Facts About Death You May Not Want to Know

As you know, I'm very fond of sharing Top 10 Lists of the educative, humorous and healthy kind with you often.

The life insurance Web site, LifeInsure.com, collected its own longer list of 19 historical errata, superstitions and just plain weird facts about death that make you wonder how and where they found all of them. Then again, it's a site meant to sell you life insurance...

What follows are a few of the most interesting things about death, so you'll need to hit the link below for the rest. The good news: If you follow the guidelines of the Total Health Program, you may not have to worry about facing death for a very long time.

  • It takes 2.5 minutes from the top of Mount Everest to reach the bottom.
  • Cowboys carried pistols to avoid being dragged to death by their horses.
  • Some 2,500 left-handed people lose their lives annually by using instruments meant for the right-handed.
  • One hundred people die every year merely by choking on a ballpoint pen.
  • Despite the dreaded death curse of King Tut, only one of the 22 people who witnessed his exhumation were actually dead a decade later.