breath \ 'breth\ n [ME breth]
a. the air taken into or expelled from the lungs. (I was gasping for breath.) b. an inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs. (She drew in a quick breath.) c. (archaic) the power of breathing; life. d. SPIRIT, ANIMATION— synonyms: life, life force; in one breath : almost simultaneously

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The Better to Squeeze You With

The Better to Squeeze You With

Just for the record, (to be filed under worst ways to die), when you get squeezed to death by a gigantic boa constrictor you don’t suffocate or asphyxiate, you die of, well constriction. These huge snakes, which can grow up to 13 feet long and weigh more than 80 pounds, were thought to squeeze their victim...
Laughing Gas, Not so Funny

Laughing Gas, Not so Funny

A teenager died recently after inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,”  and whip-its,”  The young man went into cardiac arrest after inhaling the gas and supposedly also mixed it with alcohol. Read his story here. While many people experience a euphoric type high, (it’s no surprise that it was a 21 year self-taught scientist...