Just over 2 centuries ago, it was common to see public executions where the goal was usually to kill the condemned as quickly as possible, in stark contrast to execution by lingchi. Lingchi was the most excruciating way for a person to meet their end.
It is said that the only certain thing in human life is death but even though this bit of wisdom is familiar to most people, few of us truly realize that our time is limited.
Death is the greatest unknown in all of human life. For thousands of years, people have tried to unravel its mysteries. In the process, they've created mind-boggling works dedicated to it that have remained unparalleled in time and culture.
Caesar's wife, Cornelia, dreamed of his murder hours before the Roman general was attacked and stabbed 23 times by his opponents in the Senate. Cornelia's dream of her husband's murder was exactly like it would happen in real life.
Mictlantecuhtli is one of the main gods in the Aztec religion. He is the god of the underworld. Like most other deities recognized by the inhabitants of ancient Mexico, he was linked to various animals.
A study by researchers from the University of Washington has proven that crows are much more sensitive to death than any other form of life.
Dr. Ian Pearson from Great Britain has left society stunned with his prognosis of the near future. According to him, toward mid-century humans will have the ability to plug their brains into computers specially designed for the purpose.
Human sacrifice. The only thing worse than the painful death that would inevitably befall you are the rituals leading up to it. Being eating by a predator. Crushed to death.
Quantum theory can explain what happens to the human soul after we die. According to scientists, at the onset of clinical death, the substances that comprise it leave our nervous system and become part of the vast Universe.
Dr. Bruce Greyson believes that when they live through something that threatens their very existence, people begin to notice a whole lot more meaningful coincidences in their lives.