Interesting Facts About Death

Death is the end of life and it will come to you someday. So obviously its a sad thins to happen, but here are some facts about death which makes it interesting. You might want to read this before you die.:P

Did you know you can die by eating lots of food?

Well, not because of cholesterol or any side effects of eating food, but because eating itself. Confused? The thing is if you eat a lot, by this I mean really a lot, it will cause fatal digestion problems and lead to death. There was a king who died like this. It was King Adolf Frederick from Sweden. The king died on 12 February 1771 after having consumed a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, kippers and champagne, which was topped off with 14 servings of his favorite dessert: semla served in a bowl of hot milk. He is thus remembered by Swedish school children as “the king who ate himself to death.”

A Weirder One: You can die from laughing.

Did you know that you can die by laughing too much? Well its indirectly true, there was a guy in England  Alex Mitchell who died after laughing non stop for 25 minutes. He was watching a tv comedy show that he couldn’t stop laughing until he had a heart failure due the lack of oxygen. Moral of the Story: Take a deep breath every now and then even if you’re l;laughing too hard.

Human Teeth Can Kill You

Probably you knew this already. In case you don’t know, goto a doctor if you have bitten or scratched by nail, even if it done by a human friend. May be you will be convinced if you read the story of The second Viking Earl of Orkney, Sigurd the Mighty. He once decapitated his enemy’s head and took a horse ride after attaching the head to his horse’s saddle, may be to show off his kill. Anyway that became his last ride as the teeth from the decapitated head grazed against his leg while he was riding the horse. Now this caused him a fatal infection which took his life!

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