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  1. Robin Williams' will prevents Disney from using his name, taped performances or voice recordings for 25 years after his death

  2. Red spider lilies are poisonous and were planted near burial sites in Japan to prevent animals from digging up corpses. As a result the flowers are now associated with death, funerals, and the afterlife.

  3. Law in India mandates that doctors write prescriptions in CAPITAL LETTERS in a 'Legible' writing as a measure to prevent deaths caused by the misinterpretation of their sloppy handwriting.

  4. According to NASA, the use of nuclear power prevented an average of over 1.8 million net deaths worldwide between 1971-2009 as a result of lower air pollution from reduced coal usage.

  5. Henry Moseley, the scientist that pioneered the concept of the atomic number, volunteered for combat duty in World War I, and was killed by a Turkish sniper. As a result of his death, scientists were later prevented from enlisting in the military.

  6. During the Black Death, incoming ships were forced to wait for 40 days to prevent possible infection. The Italian word for 40, "quaranta", is where we get the word "quarantine".

  7. That, over the course of 144 episodes, only one character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer died of natural causes. The following episode, which examines Buffy's mourning/reaction to the first death she couldn't have prevented, is consistently ranked as one of the best television episodes of all time.

  8. Army officer Hugh Thompson prevented the deaths of hundreds of Vietnamese civilians including women and children, by a group of American soldiers. Thompson, an Army helicopter pilot, landed between the soldiers and the villagers and threatened to open fire if they continued their attacks.

  9. In 2002, a fire at a girls' school in Mecca, Saudi Arabia killed fifteen girls. It has been strongly suggested that their deaths occured due to the involvement of the "religious police," who prevented them from leaving the building because the girls were not wearing correct Islamic dress.

  10. When the Champawat Tigress, a Bengal tiger responsible for the deaths of over 436 people was killed, it was discovered that it's canine teeth were broken. This had prevented it from hunting it's natural prey.

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There is a count for preventable illnesses and deaths caused by Jenny McCarthy and the anti-vaccine movement since 2007. It currently stands at 144,866 preventable illnesses and 6,312 preventable deaths. The number of autism diagnoses linked to vaccines? 0

The main function of the little hole in the pen cap is to prevent deaths by suffocation in case someone swallows the pen cap by mistake; saving hundreds of lives a year.

Nuclear Power Prevents More Deaths Than It Causes

The Arab slave trade typically dealt in the sale of castrated male slaves. Black boys between the age of 8 and 12 had their scrotums and penises completely amputated to prevent them from reproducing. About six of every 10 boys bled to death during the procedure.

There was a satirical study published in the British Medical Journal in 2003 in response to the antivaccination movement titled "Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge". It's conclusion? Throw antivaxxers out of planes without parachutes.

The word quarantine comes from the Venetian "quaranta" meaning 40, for the 40 days that ships were supposed to stay off the coast in Europe to prevent the spread of the black death in the 1300s

Coca Cola allegedly used Colombian death squads to terrorise workers and prevent the organisation of unions

After Edith Thompson's hanging in 1923 caused a massive vaginal haemorrhage - later speculated to be a foetus - women sentenced to death by hanging were made to wear special canvas knickers to prevent such things occurring again.

"nearly 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States."

In 2010 alone, a peer reviewed study found that reductions in fine particle pollution and ozone pollution achieved by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 avoided more than 160,000 deaths and prevented 13 million lost workdays.

About Bishop Curry V - a 11 year old boy from Texas who invented a device called 'Oasis' that is intended to prevent hot car deaths of children. The device contains sensors that detects and manages the car's temperature as it alert parents and authorities.

Besides Chernobyl and Fukushima, there was a Soviet nuclear disaster that happened on 1957. The Kyshtym Disaster. Death toll is estimated to be at 50 to more than 8,000. The CIA knew about it but covered it up to prevent panic affecting their own nuclear plants.

For a 40 yo woman, the chance that annual mammograms give a false alarm is roughly 50/50 and the chance that the false alarm leads to unnecessary mastectomy is greater than the chance that a curable cancer is treated and prevents death. (1.1 vs. 0.16%).

South Africa's health minister from 1999 to 2008 was an HIV/AIDS denialism sympathizer who promoted the use of garlic, beetroot, and lemon juice to treat AIDS. These policies have been blamed for the preventable deaths of between 343,000 and 365,000 people.

Football helmets built to prevent death may do a worse job of preventing concussions.

Preventable Medical Mistakes Account for One-Sixth of All Annual Deaths in the United States

If 90% of U.S families could breastfeed exclusively for 6 months, the U.S economy could save 13 billion dollars a year and prevent 900+ deaths of mostly infants.

Army officer Hugh Thompson prevented the deaths of hundreds of Vietnamese civilians including women and children, by a group of American soldiers. Thompson, an Army helicopter pilot, landed between the soldiers and the villagers and threatened to open fire if they continued their attacks

Robert Wagner is a person of interest in actress Natalie Wood's 1981 drowning death. The captain of the boat admitted that he lied to police & that Wood & Wagner had argued the night she drowned & that Wagner had prevented the captain from turning on the search lights & contacting authorities.

The CDC estimates that a million deaths could be prevented annually if people washed their hands properly.

About a man called Chen Si. Known as the 'Angel of Nanjing', he has prevented over 300 people from jumping off a bridge to their deaths. Each day, he travels 25km to this bridge to save the lives of these people.

Nuclear power prevented an average of over 1.8 million deaths between 1971-2009 as a result of lower air pollution from reduced coal usage according to NASA.

A British spy agency monitored the internet to try and prevent Dumbledore's death from leaking prior to the book release.

The most preventable risk factor for early deaths worldwide is hypertension, so controlling blood pressure is important for the majority of people as they age.

Nuclear power has prevented 1.84 million air-pollution related deaths, and could save as many as 7.04 million lives by 2050

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