Questions tagged [death]

The event of a person becoming deceased.

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What ever happened to the methylphenidate synthesiser and his family?

Leandro Panizzon 1 2 3 synthesised methylphenidate or something like that back in 1944. Ritalin is named after his wife Rita. He doesn't seem to have a Wikipedia page or anything. What happened to ...
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Did Abraham De Moivre really predict his own death?

At the last point of his life, he noted that he slept 15 minutes extra every night then he calculated that he would die on the day that the extra 15 minutes a night accumulated to 24 hours. That day ...
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Is it true that Hideyo Noguchi had neurosyphilis when carrying out his last experiments in Africa?

On the Wikipedia page on Hideyo Noguchi, one can find the following: Possibly his erratic and irresponsible behaviour was caused by the untreated syphilis with which he was diagnosed in 1913, and ...
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Why did Norbert Wiener break off relations with Walter Pitts?

I read on the Wikipedia page on Walter Pitts that Norbert Wiener broke off relations with Walter Pitts, which "sent Walter Pitts into 'cognitive suicide'". Why did Norbert Wiener break off relations ...