Loved these visuals!Speaking about DEATH, here is some interesting points worth being shared:
Have been picked from Toyash's Flickr account, where loads of the cyber dude's creative design expressions are featured.
We're all going to die. But here are some things you might be interested to know!
- The practice of burying the dead may date back 350,000 years...
- Never say die: There are at least 200 euphemisms for death, including "to be in Abraham's bosom," "just add maggots," and "sleep with the Tribbles" (a Star Trek favorite).
- No American has died of old age since 1951. That was the year the government eliminated that classification on death certificates.
- The trigger of death, in all cases, is lack of oxygen. Its decline may prompt muscle spasms, or the "agonal phase," from the Greek word 'agon', or contest. Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you.
- In 1907, a Massachusetts doctor conducted an experiment with a specially designed deathbed and reported that the human body lost 21 grams upon dying. This has been widely held as fact ever since. It's not.
- In 19th-century Europe there was so much anecdotal evidence that living people were mistakenly declared dead that cadavers were laid out in "hospitals for the dead" while attendants awaited signs of putrefaction.
- It is estimated that 100 billion people have died since humans began.