This term marks out a phenomenon of a lethal fright. In the story of sir Arthur Conan Doyle «Dog of Baskervilej» about legendary Sherlock Holmes sir Charlz Baskervil perishes from the heart attack caused by the strong psychological distress. According to the American sociologist, doctor David Filipsa, people really can be frightened to death. Doctor Filips considers that there is an obvious connection between a powerful psychological distress and lethal heart attack. He speaks: «I remember that in„ the Dog of Baskervilej “sir Charlz Baskervil perishes as a result of the lethal heart attack explicitly caused by pavor of death at the sight of a dog. As Arthur Conan Doyle was the doctor, and not just the writer it is interesting, its story on hospital intuition or on literary fiction was grounded, that is really there is a connection between stress and heart attack or is not present?»
Though numerous laboratory investigations have demonstrated that the stress is followed by cardiovascular changes, for the clear ethical parents of patients during probes nevertheless did not frighten to death. Ground moderate stresses cannot be spotted, a leah really after a powerful shock follows lethal heart attack. According to doctor Filipsa, «it was difficult to discover a method of checkout of these hypotheses owing to the ethical problems connected to laboratory testas. Probably, realisation of experiments in vivo, that is in the real vital situation corresponding to certain measure would be the best solution. At first, real life events have psychologic action on one people, and on others are not present. Besides, it should not be lethally dangerous event, it should be perceived only as that».
Doctor Filips has discovered such event. This stressful factor has been connected to the Chinese and Japanese superstition. On kantonskom a dialect of the Chinese tongue and in Japanese tongue of a word "death" and "four" sound almost equally. As a result number «4« causes offensive feels and sad presentiments in many Chineses and Japanese. Therefore digit "4" misses on labels with titles of some Chinese and Japanese streets, on levels and in hotel rooms, in the menu of restaurants and in phone numbers. Besides, in labels of planes of the Air Forces of China also there is digit "4" because of association with death.
Doctor Filips has discovered that at Americans of the Chinese and Japanese parentage of pikes of death from heart diseases it is necessary for the fourth month of year that it is not watched among Americans of the european parentage. Doctor Filips has learnt death certificates more than 200 thousand Americans of the Chinese both Japanese parentage and 47 million white Americans from 1973 on 1998 He tells the following:« Konan Doyle guesses that sir Charlz Baskervil has been specially subject to the heart attacks caused by stresses as suffered affliction a heart chronic disease. If Doyle was fed by hospital intuition the spike of death from chronic heart diseases among Americans of the Chinese and Japanese parentage should have on the fourth number. Superstitious pavor of sir Charlza Baskervilja before revenge in a fashion of a terrible dog parted and its neighbours boosted. Similarly the Chinese and Japanese superstitious pavors, was interquartile, even more strongly when they are boosted by the environmental population ».
The evidences presented by doctor Filipsom, affirm both these guesses. Americans of the Chinese and Japanese parentage on 13 % have more than death from heart diseases it is necessary for the fourth month. And in California where the Chinese and Japanese population is centred, on 27 % there are more than death from heart diseases it is necessary on the fourth number. Doctor Filips has learnt 9 of alternative, not psychosomatic explanations of the facts discovered by it, including a capability of that the fourth number Chineses and Japanese change a diet, drink more alcohol, are failed from drugs or overstress itself. And he has come to a conclusion that data of probes guess connection retention between a psychological distress and cordial приступами42.
Annually in Australia three persons when test for serviceability a 9-volt battery perish, touching tongue it контактов43.
In 1998 142 Australians were wounded, because have not pulled out all pins from new рубашек43.
Annually 58 Australians are traumatised, using instead of screwdrivers acute ножи43.
For a continuance in 1993 on 2000 31 Australian has perished because that has watered a Christmas X-tree when illumination on it was включена43.
Three years prior to 2000 19 Australians have perished because that have eaten Christmas-tree decorations, having considered them шоколадными43.
The Australian hospitals have reported in 1999 about four events of fractures of the arms which have happened in a starting time петард43.
In a continuance between 1997 and 2000 101 Australian have deleted from a base surface of stack chunks broken plastic игрушек43.
In 1998 18 Australians severe combustions when mounted a new pull-over have got and held down thus in a mouth fired сигарету43.
In 1997 and 1998 543 Australians were wounded, trying to unclose beer bottles cogs or глазницами43.
In 1998 5 Australians were traumatised as a result of casualties when at competitions slotkary have quitted from under контроля43.
In 1997 in 8 Australians have discovered the skull cracks, the resulted losses of consciousness during vomiting in туалете43.
Brown grease well burns. Presumptively, the people resorting to voluntary self-incinerating, had is unusual a high level of brown grease in an organism. Therefore people were literally inflamed.
The probability to be slayed by fragments from a cosmos constitutes 1:5 billion
The probability to be slayed by a dog constitutes 1:700 thousand
The probability to perish as a result of slope from a bed constitutes 1:2 million
If today we had a same mortality rate, as in 1900 half of the people living now, would be dead.