The circadian rhythms of death


14 Responses to “The circadian rhythms of death”

  1. Gilbert Wham says:

    But, but, that’s when the pubs open, dammit!

  2. Rich Keller says:

    If someone knows which group they’re in, AA, AG or GG, would it be a good idea for them to take it easy at certain times of the day, or would it not matter?

    I’d heard of the “Sundowners’ Club,” people who hang onto life until the sun sets. They might be part of the GG group mentioned in the article. It’s interesting that the group that’s represented by 16% of the population gets a nickname.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      In medicine, ‘sundowner’ usually refers to someone who becomes (obviously) confused or demented at the end of the day.

  3. Anna Loden says:

    In other words, the majority of residents are unlikely to die on my shift….that’s nice, I guess?

  4. nosehat says:

    Hmmm… a great thing to read at 10:45 in the morning.  >:|

  5. sota767 says:

    Getting up early in the morning makes me feel like the walking dead already.

  6. folkclarinet says:

    Makes perfect sense in that the 11 am folks die for the diurnal carnivores and the 6 pm folks die for the nocturnal carnivores, right?

  7. Halloween_Jack says:

    I work near a hospital, and I may pick a particular time of day to take a break and have a nice, relaxing stroll over by the emergency department, from now on. (911 on speed dial.) 

  8. DJBudSonic says:

    But then I’ll miss The Price Is Right!

  9. fergus1948 says:

    Thanks Maggie. I’m 64, eat few vegetables, take little exercise, have an unenviable family medical history and it’s 5 minutes to 11 o’clock.

    Pray for me!

  10. CLamb says:

    All caring individuals should immediately contact there legislators and demand that 11am be removed from the official clock.

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