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Worst Ways to Die

Death might seem like a pretty bad thing, but some ways of death are far more preferable than others. No one wants to die like this.

Worst Ways to Die

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Buried Alive

Buried Alive

Taphophobia is the irrational fear of being buried alive. With today's medical advancements, the chances are highly unlikely, but just as far back as the early 1900's records hold over 100 cases of live burials. The actual cause of death becomes asphyxiation.

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Filleted With a Saw

Filleted With a Saw

The victim would be hung upside-down and then sawed vertically from crotch to chest; the victim wasn't able to pass out as the blood rushed to his head; courtesy of Roman Emperor Caligula.

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Falling into Hot Magma

Falling into Hot Magma

As Darth Vader can attest.

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Burned at the Stake

Burned at the Stake

In the Salem Trails, witches were usually just hanged, but in Europe, witches were infamously burning alive at the stake.

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Caught in an Escalator

Caught in an Escalator

It starts with a shoelace...

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Falling into Vat of Acid

Falling into Vat of Acid

Not a joking matter.

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Teleporting Accident

Teleporting Accident

The Startrek nerd's greatest fear... well, aside from finding a girlfriend.

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Sucked into Jet Turbine

Sucked into Jet Turbine

People who work around large airplanes have heard the horror stories. It doesn't happen often, but careless technicians do get sucked in, and it ain't a pretty sight.

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Small Cuts and Stab Wounds

Small Cuts and Stab Wounds

Caligula believed that a victim should "feel himself die", a large number of small cuts and stab wounds were made, and the death would take hours.

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Explosive Decompression

Explosive Decompression

In the case of the Byford Dolphin, four divers literally exploded when their semi-submersible rapidly decompressed from 9 to 1 atmosphere. Their blood boiled away.

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