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Death by yeast infection, and other strange ways to go

People pass away in some weird ways, and a national database lets us seem all of them.
skull death illustration

Slim chance.

Stuart Patience

To coroners, every cause of death is a number, a unique code that files incidents into a national database. Each year, ­outlandish cases confirm even our most paranoid fears: Burned by ­flaming water skis? Godspeed,

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