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UK study revealed the most common date for people to die

UK study revealed the most common date for people to die

Try to buck the trend and expire on a different day

A study into the final curtain we all must face has pinpointed the most common day for Brits to shuffle off their mortal coil.

We understand this is a bit morbid but the phrase 'morbid curiosity' exists for a reason and we're here to satisfy that curiosity of yours.

While some people reckon they've found a way to reverse the ageing process and others are spending a fortune in an attempt to turn back the clock on their body, the simple fact of the matter is that unless we soon figure out how to preserve people's brains in robots there is going to be some sort of ending.

We're not really sure we'd want to know exactly when that end is going to come, because if your last day on Earth is much sooner than you were hoping for it's likely to spoil your enjoyment of what would have been your unwitting final days.

Even if your death date is a comforting number of decades away you might still reckon you were better off not knowing and have preferred the Grim Reaper to spring a surprise on you.

This isn't the actual Grim Reaper, his fee to pose for a photo was too high so it's just a bloke in a costume but you get the idea.
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While the exact moment of your death, dear reader, is ultimately unknown a study has pinpointed the most statistically likely date for it to be.

According to a study from after-life services site Beyond, the most common day to die in the UK is 6 January, and indeed that post-Christmas period is really fraught with danger.

Since 2005 an average of 1,387 Brits have died each day, but the average number of deaths on 6 January in that time is some way above the standard daily death rate and sits at 1,732.

In fact, the 10 days you're most likely to die in the UK all fall in an 11-day period between 30 December and 9 January, only 3 January doesn't feature in the top 10 deadliest days in the calendar.

New Year's Day is the third deadliest of the year while New Year's Eve is fifth highest for average deaths.

We're all going to end up here one day, not this exact spot since it's already occupied but unless we crack immortality in the next few decades the curtain falls for everyone.
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Cold winter weather and the battering immune systems take during that period between the end of one calendar year and the start of a new one is thought to be one of the contributing factors towards why the 10 deadliest days in the UK are all grouped together.

Adding credence to this is the day people are least likely to die on - 30 July, at the very height of summer and warm weather.

Beyond co-founder James Dunn said people would often 'target certain milestones to keep them going', meaning some will hang on for one more Christmas or to usher in the new year.

Anyway, here's a nice story about how most kittens see the humans who care for them as their parents and actually are very happy when you come back to them.

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Topics: Weird, Health, UK News