Tag Archives: Death

Study: You’re Most Likely To Die On Your Own Birthday

12 Jun

Originally posted on NewsFeed:

We all know that birthdays can be full of hazards – candles in close proximity to hairspray, excessive alcohol consumption, aggressively forced merriment, the realization of our inevitably advancing decrepitude — but  “Happy Deathday To You” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it?

Yet researchers who have studied more than two million people over the course of two decades have found that the term might be apt: we are more likely to die on our own birthday than any other day of the year.

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The study, published in the journal Annals of Epidemiology, found that people over 60 were 14% more likely to die on their birthdays than on any other day. The most common causes of birthday deaths were heart attacks, which rose 18.6% on birthdays, and strokes, which were…

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Theodore Roosevelt’s Diary in 1884

30 Mar

The diary entry of Theodore Roosevelt, the U.S’s 26th President, on Valentine’s Day in 1884. The day both his wife and mother died.

North Koreans Weeps Hysterically Over The Death Of Kim Jong-il

19 Dec

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Propaganda from KCNA,  state news agency of North Korea.

America’s Next TARP Model

2 Dec

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The U.S. government loaned banks $7.7 trillion in secret bailout funds at no interest and then borrowed the money back with interest, according to a Bloomberg report. [via The Daily Show]

Reincarnation Of Jobs

14 Oct

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Source: Matt Bors.

Colbert’s Celebration, Daily’s Details And Conan’s Beard

3 May

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Full Episode From Last Night: Colbert throws a «We Got Bin Laden» theme party, and Francis Fukuyama warns of the Chinese threat.

(Meanwhile down south).

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To Kill a Mockingturd: Express ambivalence about the targeted killing of Osama? Not really. Stewart wants details.

Brutal Shave: Conan O’Brien gets his beard shaved by Will Ferrell here and talks about the three O’s: Osama, Obama and Oprah.

On Inheritance Tax

12 Aug

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“The effect of an inheritance tax is simply to drive us out of the things that we know will be taxed when we die. That includes a lot of productive investments, that could be growing wealth for ourselves, our children and our fellow citizens. A report for the Adam Smith Institute some years ago found that, for as long as inheritance taxes – or death duties, or whatever they were called – existed, their yield to the nation as a whole had been negative, because they drive people into less productive ways of using their money, but leave them more to give their children. It’s an unjust and counterproductive system. Inheritance tax should go.”

Read the full article from Adam Smith Insitute: We should scrap inheritance tax.


….And Eddie Izzard On The Death Star Canteen:

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