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  • Surveys show that most people want to die "quickly, in their sleep, and without notice."

  • But the odds of that happening for you are incredibly low.

  • So, when the time comes, how are you most likely to die?

  • In 1901, the average life expectancy of humans was 31 years old, and in just over 100 years, that average has gone up to 71.

  • If you live in a developed nation like France or Canada, you'll likely live closer to 82, while developing or majority world countries like Rwanda age to 64 on average.

  • And many of these people die in weird ways, including 27 people from selfie-related accidents in 2015.

  • One man died of heart failure and exhaustion after playing Starcraft for 50 hours on end, and annually 100 people die in Russia from falling ice.

  • Not to mention about 70 children will choke to death on hot dogs every year.

  • But if we use the United States as an example of the western world, we had over 318 million people living in 2014, of which more than 2.6 million died.

  • Almost half of these people died of heart disease or cancer, which is much different than 100 years ago when most people died from tuberculosis and influenza.

  • Scientific advancements such as antibiotics and vaccines have allowed us to die less often of the flu or TB, and even decreased how often we die of cancer.

  • In the 1970's, the survival rate from cancer was only 50%.

  • Today that has increased to 68%, with 15.5 million cancer survivors alive in the US today.

  • Thanks science!

  • Unfortunately, both heart disease and cancer aren't 'sudden killersand involve mostly long, drawn out deaths.

  • In fact, 60% of deaths in hospital are attributed to one of these, with 1 in 10 of those individuals being in a hospital for a month or more.

  • Of course, sudden deaths do happen, with over 136,000 people dying of unintentional injuries or accidents in 2014, in the US.

  • The media can also affect our fear and anxiety of death from strange causes.

  • After all, not one person died of a shark attack in the US during 2014, but 38 people were killed by dogs that year.

  • Many fear biking within a city, but you're more likely to die walking as a pedestrian, with 6,200 pedestrians killed, and only 900 killed in bike accidents.

  • For every one person that dies in a terrorist attack, 80 will die from alcoholism.

  • In fact, a majority of terrorist activity in the west is caused by lone wolf attackers, of which 80% were not islamic fundamentalists, but instead, political extremists, nationalist, racial and religious supremacists.

  • On a worldwide scale in 2015, 78% of all terrorists deaths occurred in just five countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria.

  • Where you live has a big impact on how you're likely to die too.

  • In the 34 poorest countries, you're most likely to die of respiratory problems, not from cigarettes, but from ingesting smoke while cooking.

  • Females in Japan are less likely to die of heart disease, and live to 87 years old on average, compared to 80 years old for American females.

  • This is often attributed to the Japanese diet.

  • In the future, we'll likely not only live longer, but potentially know exactly how and when we'll die.

  • In fact, a recent computer software has been developed that has been shown to estimate how and when you will die with 96% accuracy, based on medical history, lifestyle, and many other factors.

  • The question is , do you want to know how and when you'll die?

  • Let us know in the comments below.

  • You can also find out the Top 5 Regrets People Have Before Dying in our Asap THOUGHT video.

  • Link in the description for that video.

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Surveys show that most people want to die "quickly, in their sleep, and without notice."

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