The Pocket Book of Death

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A laugh-out-loud miscellany of everything you ever wanted to know about death. From bizarre funeral practices and macabre urban myths to lucrative jobs in the death business. Accompanied by cartoons from the creators of the hit webcomic, 'Cyanide & Happiness.' There's just something about the end that makes us want to run screaming back to the beginning! Did you know that three American states still use the firing squad as a means of execution? Or that you can see Galileo's preserved middle finger in Florence? How about the new trend of having your loved one's ashes turned into a diamond? Loaded with funny and fascinating facts, The Pocket Book of Death is a jaw-dropping miscellany of macabre word origins, hysterical famous last words, bizarre death rituals, the last meals of death row inmates and more. This is a side of death you've never seen before. Is your job killing you? Maybe it's time to find the perfect career in the death business. Browse through the list to find the most lucrative jobs in the industry. A little paranoid perhaps? Then discover some of the deadliest jobs in the world or the tiniest animals that can kill you. Accompanied by side-splitting cartoons from the creators of the hugely popular webcomic, 'Cyanide & Happiness', The Pocket Book of Death is so packed with info that it leaves no stone unturned!er, tombstone that is.

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Morgan Reilly is a freelance writer and editor, and she's not obsessed with death. Not really. She only wears black a lot because it's slimming. Joanna Tempest lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. She has a degree in English studies from the University of Stirling.

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