“You were born to die, motherfucker!” -that’s what I would yell if I were some badass, blood-lusting vigilante in an action movie. Just killing people left and right. Dropping Stallone-ian quotes (“When you’re pushed, killing’s as easy as breathing”) that folks would use for ages. On second thought, maybe I would just cast Stallone so he can add to his illustrious on-screen kill count.
As rocking as my bad-guy-murdering quote is, it’s also kind of true. You’re born, you live something that you consider a “life,” and then you kick the bucket with a ton of regrets. How you kick the bucket, however, isn’t generally up to you.
We all know Cancer and Heart Disease are the most common killers in the U.S., but there are plenty of other ways to go. The map below shows which of those ways is the most “distinctive” in each state. Kind of a map of weird, but likely ways to die, really. I currently live in New York and I’m pretty jazzed that there is no possible way for me to add to our state’s distinctive death statistic. Unless something crazy happens, I doubt there’s any way for me to croak from “inflammatory disease of female pelvic organs.”