Adam Lanza’s Eerie Voice – One Year Before Newtown

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In our morbidity, we find few things more engrossing than the minds of killers. We’ll probably never know what precise neurochemical demon haunted Adam Lanza before he killed 26 people in Newtown. But a new audio recording has surfaced that sheds some light on his state of mind, the kinds of things he thought about, […]

Nuclear Blast Shadows from Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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On an average day, someone in the world dies every 1.8 seconds. One Mississippi, two Mississi–dead. One Mississippi, two Mississi–dead. Somewhere between 150,000 and 240,000 people died from the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Many tens of thousands died in the days, weeks and years that followed. More died instantly. In Hiroshima, between 60,000 […]

How to Find Out Who Died In Your Home

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The new website DiedinHouse.com is a pretty marvelous concept, though it’s hard to imagine most people using it for anything besides ghoulish, morbid delight. What adolescent hasn’t pondered the souls who once lived in his childhood home, wondering if someone died in the very room in which he now fantasizes about women on a daily […]

Company Selling Coffins With Spotify Subscription and Music Speakers

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That’s right, a Swedish company, Pause Ljud & Bild, is selling CataCombo Sound System coffins. The coffins are equipped with two way speakers, a digital display headstone, and a Spotify subscription by which the bereaved can stream playlists into and out of the grave. With a price tag of $30,000, these coffins are sure to […]

How Many People Have Ever Lived?

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With our endless fascination with ghosts and death…sometimes it makes us wonder just how many people have actually existed on planet Earth. After doing some research we found that, according to the Population Reference Bureau, the answer is 108 billion. We were blown away by the sheer magnitude of the number. According to their calculations, […]

Memento Mori: Victorian Death Photos

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Death…it is an unavoidable part of life. Yet in modern human culture it’s a taboo subject, discussed only when necessary, and even then usually only in hushed whispers. Americans in particular are devoted to perpetuating the fantasy that you can stay young forever and live indefinitely, the narrative of eternal life scribed by theologians, who […]