death

What Is Liquid Cremation And Why Is It Illegal?

Excuse the bluntness, but once we shuffle off this mortal coil, our bodies are nothing but bags of live bacteria and dead cells. We can attempt to slow our decay (embalming), or we can preempt it with a destructive blaze (cremation). We can also dissolve our bodies with lye, using an increasingly popular procedure called alkaline hydrolysis.


How To Leave All Your Accounts To Someone Else When You Die

Here’s a sobering thought: You’re not going to be around forever. So who gets all those emails, photos and rocking tunes you’ve been amassing over the course of your life? Here’s how to prepare pass on your digital estate to your next of kin on all the major platforms before you shuffle off this mortal coil.


How Do You Tell Someone That They're Dying?

How do you tell someone that they’re seriously ill, or even dying? Chrissie Giles explores how doctors learn and how they deal with the stress and trauma, for both their patients and themselves.


Short Film: The Grim Reaper Can Be Bad At His Job Too

I like this cute short film from animation studio Simpals called ‘Dji. Death fails’ because it shows how the Grim Reaper can be bad at his job too. Death, he’s just like us! The Grim Reaper thinks he has easy pickings when a driver careens off the road, but ends with death escaping, well, death.


All 212,470 On-Screen Deaths In The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy In One Video

Video: It’s been over a decade since the Lord of the Rings trilogy wrapped up and we’re still totalling the body count. After all those sweeping battles and that epically long journey, Digg Video tallied up the death toll and it’s an insane 212,470. I guess those movies were pretty long, right?


Australian Police To Set Up 'Body Farm' To Study Decomposing Corpses

Farming is the backbone of Australia. The produce of our local primary industry is second to none, but a different kind of farm is about to be set up in New South Wales. It’s in the business of farming rotting corpses for scientific study.


The Top 10 Causes Of Death In 1900 Vs Death In 2010

This chart by the New England Journal of Medicine compares the top causes of death in the United States in 1900 and 2010. The shift is fascinating — in little more than a century, humanity has eradicated so many diseases. Others, however, have increased, like cancer and heart disease.


Short Film: You Shouldn't Fear Death (Just Kidding)

The end of your own existence is actually a blessing in disguise, says this short animation by Dice Productions selected for the Encounters Film animation festival. Wait no, actually, what is saying is that death really sucks because it doesn’t make sense. And they are right.


The Dark Alphabet Of Things That Can Kill You From A To Z

Video: It’s hard to keep track of what could kill you these days, but if you really want to know, it’s basically everything. College Humor created this dark comedy animation bit where the Grim Reaper waxes poetic on all the things that can kill a person from A to Z. It’s a reminder to not avoid life when living.


Every Death Scene From Quentin Tarantino's Movies

Few people make killing people look as entertainingly graphic and creatively brutal as Quentin Tarantino does in his movies. All of his films, from Reservoir Dogs to Django, are notorious for violent deaths that sometimes number in the hundreds. Watch them all in this supercut by Jaume R. Lloret.