How We All Die, Visualised

Here's one for the morbid amongst you: this visualisation reveals how everyone across the world died during the entire 20th century. It make for interesting — and surprising — reading.

Perhaps most comforting — if you can call it that — is that the primary cause of death is non-communicable disease; the likes of heart disease and diabetes that we can't completely avoid. Still, humanity's own impact is felt starkly: there were 177 million murders and 131 million deaths through war, all of which could have been avoided.

You can download a high-res PDF copy of the visualisation from Information is Beautiful right here. [Information is Beautiful via Guardian]

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