As we ramp up to the Day of the Dead, it's important for us to consider and contemplate all of the death sciences. Sure, you can learn true meaning of "necropolis" by studying megapolisomancy, but that's just supernatural stuff. If you want to get scientific, you've got to turn to the International Association for Near-Death Studies. Yes, it really exists — and it even has an annual journal.
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