Did you know that there are over 200 ways to say that someone has ‘kicked the bucket’ or ‘bought the farm’? Neither did I, until I read Temescu’s collection of fun facts about death over at Discovery Magazine.
2 Never say die: There are at least 200 euphemisms for death, including “to be in Abraham’s bosom,” “just add maggots,” and “sleep with the Tribbles” (a Star Trek favorite).
9 Zoroastrians in India leave out the bodies of the dead to be consumed by vultures.
16 Waiting to exhale: In 1907 a Massachusetts doctor conducted an experiment with a specially designed deathbed and reported that the human body lost 21 grams upon dying. This has been widely held as fact ever since. It’s not.
Read them all here . . .