Learn more about the science and superstitions about death with these articles and stories from All That Is Interesting!
The Doctor Who Fell In Love With His Patient, Then Lived With Her Corpse
Some people have a hard time letting go — and this physician may have had the hardest.
New Study Finds That These Medieval Villagers Mutilated The Dead To Prevent Zombies
Medieval villagers in England didn't trust the dead not to come back to life, and so made sure they wouldn't have the chance.
Giant Python Eats Man Alive And Locals Capture The Remains On Camera
A python ate a man alive on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia this past Sunday, and you can see the carnage of the aftermath for yourself above. Akbar, a 25-year-old Indonesian man, had been tending his palm oil crops when he went missing. Because his wife was out of town,...
10 Famous Funerals Even More Extravagant Than Fidel Castro’s
Only some of recent history's most famous figures could get send-offs like these.
Texas Managed To Go Six Months Without Executing Anyone
It's the longest Texas has gone without killing anyone since 2008.
5 Funeral Customs That Defy The World’s Most Sacred Taboos
The way we treat the dead says a lot about our values, and as you might anticipate those values are diverse.
Your World This Week, Apr. 24 – 30
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The 10 Most Horrific Execution Methods Throughout History
Whether involving rats, spikes, or boiling oil, the worst execution methods ever invented prove that humans have mastered the art of torture and death.
Inventing The Undead: How The Definition Of Death Has Changed Over Time
How we've created corpses with beating hearts and invented the undead.