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Worst Ways To Die

Mon Jul 22, 2002 10:47 pm

I'm not trying to be morbid or anything, but what do you think would be the worst way to die? We all will have to go someday, but some ways are obviously more dignified and less painful than others.

My top three:

Burning to death

Being mauled and eaten alive by a bear

Being trapped on a doomed airliner and knowing that you are going to crash

I'm pretty sure you've all thought about it, so how about it?

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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Mon Jul 22, 2002 10:50 pm

I still think plane crashes are the worst way to die, there aren't many other accidents as violent and gruesome as planes crashing.
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Mon Jul 22, 2002 10:58 pm

The thought of dying in a plane crash does not bother me, because ultimately your demise is very quick. But things like drowning, being burned alive, mauled by an animal as someone said to me are the worst ways to die. If for some reason I get shot, I want it in the head or heart, so it's quick. Not in the gut, where a lot of internal damage could be done, and the death would then be slow.
 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:00 pm

Being buried alive

Being put in a barrel of boiling oil and then rolled down a hill.

Asthma attack
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:01 pm

Being stabbed to death multiple times would rank high in violent deaths, you would feel that you are being stabbed repeatedly knowing that you're dying while being in unbearable pain.
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:10 pm

How about skydiving and your parachute doesn't deploy? You'd have a relatively long time to reflect on your life and make your peace with G-d on that one.
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:12 pm

AC320,
How about skydiving and your parachute doesn't deploy? You'd have a relatively long time to reflect on your life and make your peace with G-d on that one.

True...but you would probably die in mid-air instead of hitting the ground.
 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:12 pm

Being eaten by Crocs and bears and other violent stuff would be terrible too.
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:14 pm

Actually, a guy here in Denmark came across what I'd say was the most worst way to die:
He was on one of these free-fall type of rides (where you're pulled up in the air, and then go down fast, VERY fast!). Anyway, apparently he was a bit *ahem* fat, and the safety bar was unable to close completely.

Anyway, at about 100 feet, and this is what some witnesses have told the police, he fell out of his seat, dropped the 100 feet to the ground, hit the engine case, and finally fell on the fence that surrounded the ride, thus being spiked to death  Wow!
 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:14 pm

Listening to you trying to make funny jokes is an even worse way to go.

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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:41 pm

stroke.....long and slow and in a hospital
 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:53 pm

Being captured by Islamic terrorists, being tortured and having your throat cut while being filmed seems like a pretty bad way to go. If I had my choice it would be while doing my job and dying quickly in a crash.
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:57 pm

Suffocation is the worst for me, also burning to death  Sad
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 12:12 am

Getting hit head-on by a speeding train (I was on an Amtrak train a few years back when a guy decided to "end it all"--just looking at the bloodied nose of the P42 locomotive made me sick).

Nerve gas (up there with suffocation or asthma, but much worse)

How about getting "intimately familiar" with the internals of a jet engine? On the gruesome scale it gets pretty high marks...

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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 12:14 am

To be honest, suffocating and drowning doesn't bother me, as its more awkward than painful. Being stabbed, or in particular, throat cut, is far more of a bad way to go  Sad.

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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 2:05 am

Dying in your sleep. I hate the idea of just going to sleep and not waking up. I would want to know.


BTW, if your 'chute didn't open in a skydive, you likely WOULDN'T die on the way down. You'd just black out.
 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 2:24 am

Falling down an elevator shaft of a 100-story flaming building and on the way down having a stroke, getting stabbed, drowned, being eaten alive by rabid elevator monkeys that have locked on to your jugular vein, and then finally landing on a family of excitable porcupines.


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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 2:42 am

To be killed in a train or a car crash is far more horrible than to be killed in a plane crash... and i think the worst way to die is to be killed in a car accident..
its stupid, and bloody..

 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 3:27 am

I got another one, having your testicles trapped in the door of a lift, and dying of starvation (because nobody finds you).
 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 3:29 am

If your 'chute didn't open, wouldn't you just pull the other cord and let the emergency 'chute hande things?

Or are we saying that one's bust too?
 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 4:53 am

Burning, Bleeding to death, Drowning, being eaten all bad.

I'd prefer to die in a plance crash if it goes quich. The worst way reall is when you are being murdered/executed and you know it. When death is not inevitable by nature but being inflicted by a person.
 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 5:00 am

Most plane crashes go quick...but I think one of the worst ways to die would be in the AS MD-80 crash...falling from 18000 ft knowing youre going to die...like being in a falling elevator only much worse. Also...I head a story of a girl who fell into the machine area of a roller coaster and was shoved through a 6"X10" hole...
 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 5:01 am

Hmm the thought of Having to make the choice of staying in a burning building 1000 feet above ground or jump to the streets below sounds like a pretty bad situation. The worst part about it would be making the way up to the ledge and letting go. Afte that, I am sure you would black out and that would be that.
 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 6:12 am

1)Watching re-runs of Opra Winfrey for the rest of your life.

2)Being a cast in that movie: SPy Kids. (I feel sorry for Antonio Banderas)
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 6:31 am

The ones I fear most are:

Plane crash, Asthma Attack, Suffocation, Drowning, Being attacked by an animal.

I wouldn't want to experience any of the mentioned above my post, though, either.
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 6:56 am

Apparently drowning is quite peaceful .. you reach a point where you body simply relaxes and you drift away....

So say survivors.

I suspect any death where you know you will die and that is extended and painful must rate up high on the "avoid at all cost" list.



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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 7:11 am

Burning to death.

But the very worst way to die........................
























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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 7:23 am

How is someone stoned to death? Throw rocks at them until they die? That's going to be very tedious. Or are they crushed by stones and large rocks?
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 7:55 am

Well, I've heard that when you drown, you can take quite alot... I remember seeing a program about how you drown.

I think, you can struggle for something like 60 seconds, remain concious for nearly 3 minutes, and still be alive for another 10.

Scary huh?

One thing scientists can't decide is what happens after that, and where you 'go'!

 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 8:30 am

A tornado warning is issued, you have no basement, so you hide in an interior closet, and the tornado picks you up and slams you down on a pile of debris....it's happened....
 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 8:52 am

OK let's recap so far...

Burning to death: 5 votes
Mauled/eaten by an animal: 5 votes
Drowning: 4 votes
Plane crash: 4 votes
Asthma attack/suffocation: 3 votes
Thrill ride accident: 2 votes
Stabbing: 2 votes
Gut wound: 1 vote
Buried alive: 1 vote
Ingested by jet engine: 1 vote
Bleeding to death/cut throat: 1 vote
Execution: 1 vote
Elevator accident: 1 vote
Dying while sleeping: 1 vote
Car crash: 1 vote
Stoning: 1 vote
Dying alone: 1 vote
Skydiving accident: 1 vote
Hit by speeding train: 1 vote
Stroke: 1 vote
Nerve gas: 1 vote
Tortured to death by Islamic terrorists: 1 vote
Tornado: 1 vote
Having to choose between a burning building and jumping: 1 vote
Getting testicles caught in lift and starving: 1 vote
Being put in a barrel of boiling oil and rolled downhill: 1 vote
Listening to bad jokes: 1 vote
Watching Oprah re-runs: 1 vote
Being cast in Spy Kids: 1 vote
Falling down an elevator shaft of a 100-story flaming building and on the way down having a stroke, getting stabbed, drowned, being eaten alive by rabid elevator monkeys that have locked on to your jugular vein, and then finally landing on a family of excitable porcupines: 1 vote
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 9:08 am

'Dying while sleeping: 1 vote'
I havn't kept upto date with the thread so whoever posted that, are you sure?
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 9:13 am

I sure wouldn't mind dying peacefully in my sleep.

I've gotta agree with burning to death. That's got to be the most unbearable and painful way to go. I'd also say being eaten by a shark or shark attack, or to be run over by a truck, tracker or anything large. A plane crash though scary, it's a relatively quick and painless death.
 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 9:38 am

Anything involving the following is not on my list!

Burning
Falling
Slashing
Slice n' Dice
Collisions at high speeds which leave you barely alive to suffer
Crushing
Drowning
Suffocating
Heart Attack
Pecking
Bashing
Clubbing

And I'm sure I can think of some more if you'd like....
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 9:44 am

dudes... ever get frightened that you didn't fasten your safety harness properly, or it might suddenly release or something (rollercoasters).

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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 9:47 am

1. Having a fat guy sit on you
2. Seeing Jacko naked



3. Being eaten by a pack of wild weasels (the animals, not the aircraft)
4. Getting your eyes pecked out by crows

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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:05 am

I always thought having a heart attack was one of the worst ways to die seeing that 1) it's painful, 2) some heart attacks are slower than others and 3) it's usually an opportune time to start thinking of regrets in life. When I die, I wouldn't want to regret anything I've done in life, especially during the 2 minutes before it all ends.
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:41 am

Well I heard on TV that having your space suit tear during a space walk would be the most painful way to die. The suction of space would suck ALL of the air from your lungs and burst your blood veins.
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:43 am

painfully.

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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:44 am

I got another one.

Being Stucked inside a fully loaded Septic Tank.
Or drowing in a Poo clarifyer at a waste treatment plant.

But ya, Burning has to be the worst. Buring after your drenched in jet fuel even worse than worst.

How about those Guillitines like what the French used to do during the Revolution?

Yes, Pirhanas are also a bad way to end things.
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:52 am

For me, the worst way to die would be:

Alone
Knowing that I have not done everything I can in my life
Not feeling like I had a good life..
etc etc

I know there are many bad ways to die, burning, stabbed, etc etc, but if right before you die, you look back on so many things incompleted, you'll die a very bad death, no matter how your body dies..

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victech
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 11:00 am

I also have to vote for dying by SNV (Sin Nombre Virus)...it causes your lungs to fill with fluid, you literally drown internally. Unless you are hooked to a heart/lung machine, you have a 5-10% of coming out of it alive...and that's if you're on a 100% oxygen positive-pressure ventilator. In room air only, you have almost no chance of survival.

Chuckles1225, it's worse than that: the nitrogen in your blood would instantly "boil" as well...(think "the bends" taken to the Nth degree) Also, your sinuses would explode inside your head...

Depending on how you burn...you might lose consciousness from the lack of oxygen and the abundance of CO2 and NOx before you actually start to burn...just a thought.

All in all, I'd pray for a quick death (or best of all--dying in one's sleep).
 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 11:01 am

I was burned before. I can say that it was the most excruciating pain I ever felt.
I never ever want to be burned again. That would be the worst way to go.
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 11:15 am

Based on reports from people saved at the last minute, drowning is said to be exceedingly unpleasant. I'd also imagine that choking on food is horrible.
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 11:43 am

Drwoning is, contrary to popular belief, a very unpleasant way to die. For the person that said bleeding to death, I assure you that is not very unpleasant. After getting shot many years ago, that's what I would have died from. I thank God that Dr. Strugg was available that night. All that happens is you go to sleep.

And why would anyone be afraid of going to sleep and not waking up?

The only method of death I fear is one where I can contemplate that my poor dog will cry at me not coming home. Or me dying near her. Those are my fears.
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Tue Jul 23, 2002 11:45 am

I heard choking was quite a terrible way to die, in fact, a lot of people would like their worst enemies to die this way and wouldnt help them either... a damn shame they would just walk on by, this is what the world has come to.



 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Wed Jul 24, 2002 4:43 am

Radiation poisoning. If you've seen the footage of the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, you know what I'm talking about. So definitely don't want that as a way to go.

 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Wed Jul 24, 2002 4:46 am

Being electrocuted once before, I can say that's not a pleasant experience
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Wed Jul 24, 2002 7:58 am

Someone putting a lawnmower on your face.
 
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RE: Worst Ways To Die

Wed Jul 24, 2002 8:34 am

For me, dying in a plane crash is still the worst way to die, even though it might a quick and painless death. Did anyone see a picture of one of the victims of USair flight 427, a burnt and shredded human "body" with no arms or legs, just a torn torso with the gut's spilling out? I almost cried when i saw that.

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