Always outnumbered. Generally overdresssed.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday Morning Memento Mori


You have a 1 in 5 chance of dying from heart disease. A 1 in 7 chance of dying of cancer. A 1 in 24 chance of dying from a stroke. A 1 in 84 chance of dying in a car accident.

There is also a 1 in 119 chance that, before any of these things get you, you will commit suicide.

But let us be clear: whatever happens, you will certainly die.


Scot said...

Sure thing. They talk about growing old gracefully. Is it possible to die gracefully, or glamourously. To get to the nub of it - dying, is there anyway to tart it up? What are history's 'coolest' deaths. And can you start a cool death euthanasia service - 'Die Happy Inc'?

Gordon Comstock said...