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27 Club graffiti in Tel Aviv. Left to right: Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse
Some occupations and their (raw) life expectancies in years
  • Aviators die the youngest. That seems to make sense.
  • Generals outlive soldiers and both are outlived by admirals.
  • Scientists have a higher life expectancy than sports stars. One reason this might be is that cricketers become famous at a younger age than scientists — and so have more of an option to die young. In the case of some sports like boxing, the activity itself might of course reduce their life expectancy.
  • Republicans live a year longer than Democrats.
  • Actresses outlive actors by four years.

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