I realize this is a little morbid, but it's a reality we all someday will face. What month are you most likely to die? There was one famous Missouri author who claimed to know, but statistics say he was quite wrong.

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I saw an interesting story that originated from The Washington Post that was shared by MSN. "In what month are you most likely to die?" it asks and there is data that provides real insight into that. But, it was the words of a famous Missouri author (no, not Mark Twain although he addressed the subject, too) known as T.S. Eliot who gave the month your expiration date would most likely be up.

What month did T.S Eliot say you would most likely die?

In his tale "The Wasteland", he said "April is the cruelest month". The MSN article does not agree. It shows that the months you're most likely to die in Missouri are not in Spring at all. According to maps they shared, it's the months of December and January when your clock will stop ticking.

They also said that the month of your death will be decided by what you're going to die of. Accidents can sadly happen anytime, but different diseases seem to bring about the end in different seasons. But, even those seem to favor the end of one year and the start of the next.

There is also data to support that mental health can unfortunately deteriorate during the winter months of December and January which is why it's crucial to reach out if you're feeling the despair of being alone and/or sad.

Let's end with the words of the most famous Missouri author Mark Twain who once said "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."

Remembering the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge

Gallery Credit: US Army Corp of Engineers, , Steven Bushko, photographer, Library of Congress

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