What will Kill you?
Interesting on what the primary killers are by age:
Age 0-1 Congenital Malformations
1-44 Injuries from Accidents
65 and up Heart
Overall as an average, the Heart is the biggest killer out there.
this poor cowboy was certainly going to die of a bad heart…..
I’m lyin‘ on the barren ground that’s baked and cracked with drought,
And dunno if my legs or back or heart is most wore out;I’ve got no spirits left to rise and smooth me achin‘ brow –I’m too knocked up to light a fire and bile the billy now.
Oh it’s trampin‘, trampin‘, tra-a-mpin‘, in flies an’ dust an’ heat,
Or it’s trampin‘ trampin‘ tra-a-a-mpin’through mud and slush ‘n sleet;It’s tramp an’ tramp for tucker — one everlastin‘ strife,
An’ wearin‘ out yer boots an’ heart in the wastin‘ of yer life.
For it’s trampin‘, trampin‘, tra-a-mpin‘ thro‘ hell across the plain,
And it’s trampin‘ trampin‘ tra-a-mpin‘ thro‘ slush ‘n mud ‘n rain —
A livin‘ worse than any dog — without a home ‘n wife,
A-wearin‘ out yer heart ‘n soul in the wastin‘ of yer life.
Knocked Up, Henry Lawson