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  • Burned alive

    37 66.07%
  • Drowing

    20 35.71%
  • Suffication

    15 26.79%
  • Crushed to death

    9 16.07%
  • Fall from a high place

    5 8.93%
  • Hit by a fast vehicle

    1 1.79%
  • Painful Disease

    17 30.36%
  • Stabbed to death

    4 7.14%
  • Beaten to death

    13 23.21%
  • Dying of your worst phobia.

    14 25.00%
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    What's the WORST way to die ?

    Despite my ability to hold my breath for long periods of time underwater and long distance swimming capabilities, I have a fear of drowning. So it's drowing for me.

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    I have a serious fear of plane crashes, that would be the worst way for me! I guess no way is good though! Lol!

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    Sorry I had to come back and post the poll cause I forgot to the first time around. Ha

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    Just in case you don't have a BEST way to die poll, I'd like to say that my preferred method would be to be locked in the orgasmotron in Woody Allen's Sleeper.
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    In my opinion, hypothermia is worst. It takes a long time and you most likely suffer a lot.

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    It was a close tie between "burned alive" and "stabbed to death"... Being burned alive seems slightly worse, though.
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    burned alive and drowning are the worst. Suffocation is also pretty bad.

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    There are a few factors that can help you make up your mind about your un-preferred method:

    - is it a long drawn out painful experience, or is it over in a flash?

    - is there a lot of time to aniticipate it coming, or is it a surprise?

    - does it hurt a lot, and what sort of pain is it?

    - is it an embarrassing way to go (I know you don't blush when you're dead, but I still think it's a factor)

    - is it hard for your surviving relatives to get over, or is it particularly traumatic for them?

    I think that a particularly nasty way to go is by getting pneumonia as a complication from lung cancer that resulted from smoking. I say this because it draws from all of the factors I listed - you know it's going to happen for quite some time, you die early, leaving relatives without a family member so it is emotionally traumatising, it's very slow and drawn out, and therefore, pain relief aside, it hurts a lot.

    By the way, happy new year!
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    Burned alive, buried alive, and hypothermia all sound terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revs_org
    By the way, happy new year!
    LOL

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    In the pre-antibiotic days, pneumonia was known as "old mans friend" because it was mostly rapid and painless.

    I came very close to checking out via hypothermia one time, and I did not even realize how close until later. I knew I had been cold for a long time (I was out in freezing rain for six hours) but thought I was OK. It was only when I got back to my tent and was physically unable to unload my rifle that I began to wonder. If I had not been able to unzip and get into my heavy down sleeping bag I wouldn't be here

    I would vote for end stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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    Nothing like a cheerful thread like this to blast into the new year, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings
    Nothing like a cheerful thread like this to blast into the new year, right?
    I think my new years resolution has to be to stay alive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geniusgoalie
    burned alive and drowning are the worst. Suffocation is also pretty bad.
    You're talking like you know.

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    I think starvation would be the worst way to die.

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    Burnt alive, Beaten to death, suffocation.

    all sound pretty bad to me

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    "stabbed to death" is the best way to die. All the rest are worst ways.
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    Painful Disease .....

    cause u have to go through it on a daily basis

    the other methods are quite fast way to go

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    in an old folks' home, unable to get up out of bed on your own, unable to feed yourself properly because of the tremors of parkinson's, unable to control your bladder or bowels, requiring daily sponge baths because you can't get into the shower even with assistance, can't dial the phone to call anyone, most of the people you knew are dead anyway, and none of your kids come to visit you...

    happy new year!
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    I would say getting beaten to death by a spoon. I mean, think of how much you'd have to get beaten to die from it. Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937
    in an old folks' home, unable to get up out of bed on your own, unable to feed yourself properly because of the tremors of parkinson's, unable to control your bladder or bowels, requiring daily sponge baths because you can't get into the shower even with assistance, can't dial the phone to call anyone, most of the people you knew are dead anyway, and none of your kids come to visit you...

    happy new year!
    I was about to say the same thing.


    I want to die in an interesting way. I mean, your gonna die anyways, right? Why does it have to be boring. Go out with a blast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r937
    ...requiring daily sponge baths...
    Maybe I don't get out enough - that sounds like fun!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by r937
    unable to control your bladder or bowels
    I have trouble doing that already

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    Quote Originally Posted by lo0ol
    I would say getting beaten to death by a spoon. I mean, think of how much you'd have to get beaten to die from it. Ouch.
    LOL

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    How come there is no "Sudden Decompression in the Vacuum of Space" option?

    Anyway, I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like his passengers.
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