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What are the effects of muscle and fat mass on survivability?

If we have humans A, B and C who are different: A is thin (skinny) without significant muscle or fat mass. B is muscular C is fat Which one of them has the best body for survival in accidents like ...
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Can one die from pain?

Is it possible that a human or any other creature can die from pain? I googled and found different answers. Some articles say Yes while others say No.
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What could account for an apparent loss of mass at death?

An interesting tidbit floating around the internet these days is that Dr. Duncan MacDougall apparently weighed people shortly before and after death, and found an average of a 21 gram discrepancy, to ...
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How long human can survive with just drinking water everyday

Can humans live without eating food, just by drinking water? How long can we survive just by drinking water everyday?
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How long can a naked human survive on Mars?

How long can a naked human survive at the surface of the Mars planet? For instance, let's say a worker's base takes fire while he sleeps, and he has to run to the emergency building 200 meters away ...
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In humans what is the last metabolic process to cease after death?

After death which of our body's metabolic processes will continue functioning for the longest?
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In the vacuum of space would death be instantaneous?

I was arguing with my colleague about this matter (I'm not going to mention which side I fall on). Would death be immediate in the vacuum of space? For example, if I was suddenly teleported into the ...