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And now for something completely different - Horrible ways to die?

Asked by octopussy (1227points) January 9th, 2010

For me it’s a toss up between being buried alive and being burnt to death, how about you?

He that dies pays all debts ~ William Shakespeare ~

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Shield_of_Achilles's avatar

Death is not something I see as horrible. It is just a way of life. I suppose the worst way to die would be doing something embarrassing.

dpworkin's avatar

Poor, with Alzheimer’s, in a bad nursing home where the staff hates their jobs and the patients.

adinaa's avatar

Being shot and slowly bleeding to death. You have to watch your life seep out of your body… that, and I’m terrified of guns.

mass_pike4's avatar

have you ever seen 1,000 Ways To Die on Spike TV? You’ll see some bad/unusual ones on there!

tekn0lust's avatar


Dying alone in anyway terrifies me.

babyblue's avatar

drowning under the ice, being buried alive.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Disemboweled alive, or burned to death.

smashbox's avatar

Slowly, starving to death.

Ansible1's avatar

Jumping off a cliff into helicopter blades

filmfann's avatar

Ebola. Bleeding from every orafice sounds awful.
Having to watch “Project Runway” with my wife again.
A flesh eating disease.

AstroChuck's avatar

Onstage during open mic night.

dpworkin's avatar

That happens to you daily on Fluther. What’s the big deal, @AstroChuck ?

AstroChuck's avatar

Ooh. That hurts!

dpworkin's avatar

be prepared for death by a thousand cuts, chuckie

lloydbird's avatar

By custard!

dpworkin's avatar

@lloydbird No need to swear.

Ghost_in_the_system's avatar

Staked naked, spreadeagle on an ant hill.After the hill was stirred.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

In thinking about how to answer this, I keep returning to situations in which I would not wish to live. The worst I can imagine is dying in some form of captivity, having been rendered incapable of taking my own life before capture. That fear extends to being kept alive in a debilitated physical or mental state.

marinelife's avatar

Being eaten alive by an alligator, shark or other predator.

dpworkin's avatar

I don’t know, @Marina. Violence doesn’t terrify me as much as long, drawn-out, disoriented existential agony.

marinelife's avatar

@pdworkin I thought with a shudder about your option, but I assume I would not know that was my situation if I was in it.

dpworkin's avatar

Yeah, but you do know. My dad died of it, and he knew. And he was tenderly cared for by people who loved him, and died in his own bed at home.

chyna's avatar

I would hate to die by acid being poured over my body, slowly, from the feet up and able to realize the flesh was being eaten off and there would be nothing I could do about it.

phoenyx's avatar

Force me to watch everyone I love or care about get killed in front of me, then destroy my ears so it’s the last thing I ever hear. Next, remove my eyelids so that’s the last thing I see as I slowly go blind. Then remove my limbs slowly, day by day. Cut off a toe and cauterize, cut off a toe and cauterize, then move up to feet and legs, then remove the arms, etc. Finally, completely powerless, leave me to starve to death.

absalom's avatar

Death by water.

No question.

borderline_blonde's avatar

Death by serial killer. Those guys get creative.

I’m also horribly afraid of being buried alive… I plan on being cremated.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Burning to death
Drawn and Quartered
Firing Squad
Hanging by the neck
Subjected to a biological / neurological / chemical toxin (WMD)
Crushed by a heavy object
Skydiving and the parachute fails to open
Buried alive
Disembowelment / vivisection
Iron Maiden

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

The worst I can think of is being eaten by ants. It would take a long time, and they would work their way to new levels of pain the deeper they got. Burning to death is number two.

jamielynn2328's avatar

Dying young would be the worst thing for me. I just hope I am old and done.

octopussy's avatar

@everyone.. Great answers.:)
@pdworkin.. your post scares me the most, there aint nothing good about getting old :(

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dpworkin's avatar

Why come in here and attack me gratuitously? You must be very, very bored.

Shield_of_Achilles's avatar

You say attack. I say poking fun. I mean no discontent. Merely trying to get a laugh.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Slow asphyxiation scares me the most.

Sophief's avatar

Having to live out the rest of my days.

Ghost_in_the_system's avatar

Being locked in a blank, empty room, with no windows or anything new to look at. With a hyperactive bored child.

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