Death

Ukraine's Crazy Building-Climber Is Still Alive, Somehow

Ukraine's "Mustang Wanted" continues to amaze with rooftop stunts like dangling a woman high above traffic.

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The Complicated Relationship Between Cities and Suicide

Living in an urban area might mitigate the effects of loneliness, a new analysis suggests.

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Take a Hellish Tour of America's Most Satanic Landmarks

A national obsession with the supernatural has led to sinister locales like Satan Hill, Lucifer Falls, Mount Evil, and Lake Chaos.

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Really, It Is Extremely Unlikely That You Will Die in a Train Crash

A reminder from the data.

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You're More Likely to Die a Violent Death in Rural America Than in a City

Yes, homicide-related death rates are higher in urban areas, but you're twice as likely to die in a car crash outside a city.

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Typo of the Day: The Wrong Year Got Etched on the Gravestone of Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch

Whoops.

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Don't Forget, Window Washing Is a Lot Safer Than Driving a Taxi

Despite Wednesday's drama at Hearst Tower in New York, there's no major scaffolding crisis in the U.S.

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Drowning Was the Largest Cause of Death From Superstorm Sandy

A new report examines the human toll of the hurricane.

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A Funeral Car Named 'Descanso,' or, When Death Rode the Rails in America

In the first decades of the 20th century, if you died in a city, you may have traveled toward your final resting place via public transit.

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Morbid Database of the Day: Death Locations

Do you like maps and death?

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Redesign of the Day: A Truck That Won't Kill Cyclists

London Cycling Campaign has a free design tip.

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Why Are We So Afraid of Being Hit by a Subway Train?

How something so statistically unlikely managed to captivate our imaginations.

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Watch This Anxiety-Provoking Simulation of U.S. Births and Deaths

The screams of the newly born and grim silence of the dying is visualized in this statistical tango that's mesmerizing to watch.

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How Ghana's Coffin Builders Inspired 'Zombie Furniture'

Looking for furniture that will both tie the room together and make your guests gag with fear?

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This Week in Bans: Italian Town Outlaws Death

Also, Boston hates moshpits; an Illinois town repeals Prohibition; New York City's teachers should stay far away from Facebook.

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Chicagoans vs. Falling Icicles: A History

The Chicago skyline is gorgeous to look at, but in the winter it rains down icy fingers of death upon the populace.

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The Challenges of Burying the Dead in Urban Asia

Space restraints have led to new rituals in Far Eastern cities.