10 Facts About Death That Make Us Love Being Alive

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Death is a sad event that, unfortunately, cannot be avoided. Every single person in this world is going to die at some point in their lives, the manner of which tends to change between each individual. The simple fact of the matter is that no one can avoid the inevitable. The only thing that can be done at the moment is to prepare for it. You can learn everything you can about what is going to happen, the potential ways to avoid the worst possible cases, and what happens to your precious body after the fact. Here are ten death-related facts that make us love being alive right now.

Three Days

Over the course of three days after dying, the enzymes within the body will begin to digest whatever you had for dinner, but then they will begin eating your body, leaving nothing but bone in the end.

Death Toll

Throughout human history, wars and violence have been prevalent. Over the entire course of humans being alive, roughly 100 billion people have been killed or simply died off in a peaceful manner.

New York City

It is said that more people will commit suicide within New York City than those who are murdered by criminals or loved ones in the entire metropolis. That is both saddening and shocking.

Birthday Wishes

Around 153,000 people will die on your birthday alone while you are alive. This is one particular fact that most people will want to forget after reading, as it is a little disheartening to enjoy your birthday while thinking of that.


Shortly after dying, your sense of hearing is the last sense to lose control. It is unclear whether or not you continue to hear everything around you, as no one has been able to ask a dead person that important question.

Physical Activity

The lack of physical activity has become one of the leading causes of death in the entire world. It is also considered the most preventable cause of death within the western world, meaning we can stop it with no problem.


Cotard’s Syndrome is a very rare disease where a living individual considers themselves to be completely dead. The person truly believes that they have passed on into the next world, so they are a little shocked.


Throughout time, the total number of people who have been killed in a war or a conflict is estimated to be somewhere between 150 million and 1 billion. That is a huge gap, though, and it could be more by now.

90 Seconds

Every 90 seconds, which is a minute and a half, a woman will die during her pregnancy. For everyone planning to start a family with the love of their lives, that is quite sad and terrifying.

Fallen And Can’t Get Up

Every single year, around 600 Americans will fall from their bed, killing themselves in their sleep due to the slight impact. That is impressive, interesting, and scary all at the same time. We all sleep in a bed.