Men successfully commit suicide three times more frequently than women do. But women attempt suicide three time more often than men.
More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.
The ashes of the average cremated person weigh nine pounds.
About 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.
The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people.
A murder is committed in the US every 23 minutes, which makes about
22852 murders each year. Every year 23400 people in the US are arrested on murder charges.
Three chemicals are used to execute criminals by lethal injection. First Sodium Thiopental is injected, causing the inmate to fall into a deep sleep. The second chemical agent, Pancuronium Bromide, a muscle relaxer, follows. This causes the inmate to stop breathing due to paralyses of the diaphragm and lungs. Finally, Potassium Chloride is injected, stopping the heart.
On average, right handed people live nine years longer than their left-handed counterparts.
On average, people fear spiders more than they do dying. However, statistically you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than the bite of a spider.
Alice Chase, who wrote Nutrition for health, died of malnutrition.
Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats.
These grim facts have been brought to you by HBO Video, which is releasing the complete fifth series of Six Feet Under, as a £50 five DVD box set, on April 10.