10 facts about death that you probably didn’t know

10 facts about death that you should know 

Well, death certain. Nobody can predict when she or he will die but one day we will die.  As sad as it may be, one day everything must come to an end.  Nobody knows what happens when we die, but today, we will tell you 10 facts about death that you probably didn’t know.

facts about death

1. Enzymes begin to eat the body

Yes, three days after someone dies, the enzymes present in their last meal begin to eat their body.

2. Mortal came to English through old French

The words Mortal and Mortality came to English through French. The word came Latin word Mors which means death.

3. Burial

According to history, the ritual of burying dead goes back more than 350 thousand years.

4.  What is the leading cause of death?

The leading cause of death worldwide is heart disease.

5. Facts on death

As per reports, it is estimated that 100 billion people have died since the beginning of humanity.

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6. The astonishing fact about Birthday

Around 153 thousand people died on the day they were born.

7. Brain Death

A person is declared brain dead, the loss of all functions of the brain, including those of the brain stem is diagnosed by coma.

8. Fingernails and Toenails

Fingernails and toenails do not grow after the death.  The skin around them dries and contract, making it look as though they have grown.

9. Animals who do not die due to age

There are animals who do not die due to age including a jellyfish and a kind of flatform.

10. When do skin cells stop working?

Brain cells stop working within a  few minutes of heart-stopping whereas skin cells stop working after 24 hours.


Death is certain and nobody knows what happens after death.  Human death is saddening as well as fascinating. A body decomposes four times faster in water than the land.  These interesting facts about the death make it even more strange.

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Parul Srivastava

She likes to express herself through her write-ups. She doesn’t believe in doing different things but she enjoy doing things differently.
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