Worst Ways to Die


The Top Ten

1 Buried Alive

It's dark, you can't move, you're running out of air, and no one can save you, because no one knows you're there. Creepy - TwinsFan11092

*come on people, its not THAT horrible. *shudders*. on second thought, it is.

Once I went caving (for those who don't know it is when you explore caves) and I was crouching down because the ceiling was only like 2 or 3 feet high, then we came to this little hole in the ground, and I was laying on my stomach to get a close-up look at it, and I lost my grip and slid head-first into this tiny little hole. I couldn't move my arms, and couldn't see anything... After about 10 or 15 minutes people pulled me out but, sheesh... Scariest moment of my life for sure

It would actually only take 15-20 minutes before you die. Not as bad as the one where a nail goes 1 inch an hour.

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2 Burning

Enough with the stupid Justin Bieber and virgin jokes.
This is indeed the worst way you can die, it is slow and extremely painful, come on guys this is much worse than dying a virgin.

All I can say about being burned alive is... HOLY CRAP THAT WOULD HURT! - HorsebackCheerleadingGirl

that is horrible I would hate to be burnt
- chip123polo

Dude come on man, just think about your eyes and your private part getting slowly burnt...oh damn I would rather die more quickly and peacefully

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3 Drowning

Drowning is undoubtedly the most painful on this list. Number one isn't bad because it's fiction. Number two isn't bad because once I'm dead I won't care. Number three I could just sleep through. Number four would be quick and easy for me and gruesome for the poor guy who had to clean it up. Number five would be quick and easy. Number six isn't that bad.

I think drowning is the worst I would rather be tortured for years before I die than drown I've almost drowned once and it's the scariest thing out there your deep under water no one can hear your screams for help and it you do scream your wasting air that's keeping you alive and you don't know where your at and all you can think about is oh my god I'm going to die

I think this one is the most painful of all. There other ones are kind of a joke. Except burning. I think burning and drowning are THE WORST, but drowning is like REALLY painful. Just experiencing it, not really drowning, is enough!


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4 Torture

This method can be steered VERY lethal in many ways. You could be kidnapped since childhood, then tortured until they're too fragile. They could use MANY instruments! Pliers, electric drills, screwdrivers, ropes, crowbars, steel bars, shackles, broken glass, fire, hot wax, needles, hot iron rods and more!

Torture is such a broad term that can encompass both drowning and burning for many days or years. The amount of of torture methods are beyond comprehension. Being eaten alive by maggots or slowly impaled are two fun torture methods to say the least! Almost any of the opposing ways to die could be counted as torture.

You could be tortured for the rest of your, like could you imagine being tortured for years( and people can think of some really crazy ways to torture you) until you body couldn't handle it anymore. The person(s) your being tortured by gets to decide when and how you die if they wanted to kill you. This is definitely the worst way to die.

My head died

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5 Listening to Justin Bieber

NO I'd rather be buried alive than listening to that piece of... I'd like to die in war, trying to defend my country...

This is the worst way to die by far, if I go to hell then the Devil will have this one in store for me in purgatory

This should be on 1,000 Ways To Die! This should be Number one. Everybody one earth should tell Justin this' Yo mammas so stupid she gave birth to you! No! Just looking at Justin Bieber makes you die just look at his HAIR!

He is crap

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6 As a virgin


I would hate to die the same way Justin Bieber would.

I'm still a virgin I could not stand it at all and + dieing I mean really

Shame never gonna hapen

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7 Having your skin torn off

Having your skin torn of I imagine is pretty god damn painful, so for me its one of the most painful ways to die

Think about it! This shouldn't be #8. Sit there right now and try not to blink for twenty seconds. Now imagine, you still can't, and you never can again no matter how much your eyes burn. And you can't stand because the weight hurts too bad oioin your feet. But you can't lay down because the weight hurts too bad everywhere else. And you're freezing, but also burning, and are vomiting and everything else. This is the worst, beside a billion papercuts slices through entire chunks of your body, just a half inch at a time, until too much of you has been cut off.

This would be HORRIBLE I would rather do anything else then that! It would hurt so much oh god never ever!

I was looking for this.

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8 Trapped under ice

Screaming (screaming) I'm trapped under ice! (A one for all you Metallica fans) - IronSabbathPriest

More horrifying than being buried alive, because you can see the world thru the ice, but can't get out to it. Plus, in your panic, you loose sight of were the hole in the ice is and you begin to drown from the shock.

Being trapped under ice is like being buried alive while drowning. Ice actually is pretty soundproof, and thick ice is hard to break. Plus, you would be able to see people, and the world, knowing that they won't be able to save you. It also is much more possible than actually being buried alive.

Worse than being buried alive

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9 Starving

This should be number one because you don't die from being buried alive, you'd die from dehydration, starvation, or running out of oxygen. Also why isn't dehydration on here? It's worse than most of these and happens before starvation.

I can barely survive a day without eating breakfast! - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter

Three weeks to a month more like three weeks to three months without food but not more than 3 days without water

I eat a lot more then I should... I did not eat breakfast and I was almost eating my wallet because we were gone for a bit and didn't eat. - Lucretia

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10 Chopped in half with a battle axe while your skin is shaved away with a rusty cheese grater

So painful. I can't believe this isn't ranked higher. It seems to be one of the only ones with actual creative thought put into it.

Ouch! I mean, come on. Anyone fancy a pickle and grated skin sandwich? Thought not. And your really weird if you do. Get it?

This should be number 1 I mean how can you not think get your skin taken off with a rusty cheese grater is not bad or painful


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The Contenders

11 Long Painful Illness

I nearly died of being SUPER sick, this is the worse sickness ; - ;

The cancer my great aunt died of was the worst. She was so weak she could not eat or breath in her final weeks. She was having pain movies. She was sick for about 4 years, so that qualifies as long enough. - Lucretia

Flesh eating bacteria? Ebola? Cholera? Bubonic plague?

Ebola? Amoeba? Scarlet Fever? Small pox? Salmonella? C-A-N-C-E-R?

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12 Falling off the Empire State Building and landing on your balls

That sounds funny, yet really painful a the same time... - Celestius

That will totally hurt dude laugh out loud but no really... And I'm a girl! :O

Not possible you would die immediately

You would pass out before u hit the ground and the impact wouldn't just be on your balls. haha - morgs

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13 Skinned alive

I searched this up and I literally threw up. I promise don't search this up. People are stupid to do this to animals. Why can't they just shave instead? A man had this happen to him once.

CRAP NO that's leather face getting your face ripped of and worn as a mask

Being skinned alive just sounds horrible

I want to die

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14 Be strapped down so you can't move. Then, have a 1 foot nail start from a foot above your head, and go down a millimeter every hour until it goes through your forehead

This would be horrible just to watch AND listen to so imagine having to life (or die) though this!

It's both psycological and physical torture. Imagine laying there, knowing you are going to die. This is cruel and heartless. Not even criminals deserve this. I'd rather have life in prison with no parole. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Realistically, you'd be laying there for two and a half weeks. You'd die of starvation before that thing touches your head. Now if it was inches, then you would die in under a day. - JamesBourne


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15 Pooping in the shower and the poop clogs up the drain and water fills up the shower and you drown in a watery poo poo mess while watching Fanboy and Chum Chum.

Laugh out loud! Clogged Shower? Watery poo poo mess? WATCHING FANBOY AND CHUM CHUM?! THIS IS FUNNY!

Funny as hell. LOL. I voted for this.

Your kidding me? That is funny. I once pooped in the shower.


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16 Watching your family being burned alive, then get burned but you live to be tortured for many years and then paralyzed and then get shot

This is the most random way to die
I've ever heard whoever thought this up clearly has a twisted mind.

It's not so much about the way I die, as the TORTURE! Just watching my family die would be enough to break me, but torturing me for years, now that's sick and twisted considering I was nearly BURNED TO DEATH!

That's twisted, if my family was burned alive in front of me I wouldn't even make it to the torture I would die with my family voluntarily even if I lived I would think I deserved it for letting my family die and not dying with them

So funny

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17 Raped and beaten to death

This would really suck to die this way. - Turkeyasylum

This sounds super horrible and twisted and it actually happens a lot in this world

This would be a bad way to end your life, bad memories in the sky and in the ground

Some serial killers do that. - Lucretia

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18 While having sex

This is so idiotic! If you're going to go you should at least go doing what you feels so good.

Oh, and if it hurts, you're probably doing it wrong.

Laugh out loud I don't want to die that way I love sex too much

Ya this will never happen (thank god) because I'm setting a good example for my kids ( aka I'm adopting, I'm not an idiot)

Good thing I didn't die 2 nights ago then - TheRemixr

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19 Bleed to death

I got hit like right on the eyebrow with a stick by a girl. And I was gushing blood she said it was an "accident" but really I don't think that it was.

NO WAY! The EXACT same thing happened to me except I was hit by some guy with a stick. When was this anyway? - BLAZEDAFOX

Don't know what type of wound this would be but it depends on the area of impact and if it's a fast or slow bleed out.

I don't think it would be that painful because you would most likely be in shock

Sheese,don't know the feel,but definitely would not wanna try that out... - ZalmoTheBest

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20 Suffocate

It means to choke bad like strangled and drowning

Actually it kinda is

Its slow and painful

I struggled between this and drowning. But ultimately I thought that this is the main problem with both drowning and being buried alive. You end up oxygen deprived and that's the thing that ultimately kills you.
I have been in a situation where I almost drowned and it's chilling. The other ways may be more painful but I would rather take the pain until I passed out than go through the sheer terror of your air running out.
Maybe you do end up light-headed and euphoric as the air runs out. But the seconds when you're reaching that tipping point are the most petrifying moments imaginable because you're so aware of it, there's nothing to divert your attention or focus on to take you out of it. At least with pain you have something substantial and physical to dwell on and intense pain can even make you wish for death.
Oxygen depletion is a whole other matter, it's the thing of nightmares and a whole other kind of pain.

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