Sunday, October 14, 2007

None Of Them Seem Terribly Appealing

Scientists have now, employing advances in medical sciences and accounts from lucky survivors, ranked and phenomenologically characterized the various ways of dying. Without going through the whole list, burning to death sounds like it totally sucks. On the other hand, decapitation (unless it was done slowly, with something like a handsaw), or falling from a great height and having your heart explode on impact, seem fairly painless. And they didn't include the one I've always thought must be the absolute worst, which is being stung to death by killer bees.

Otherwise I don't really have a favorite.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think I prefer decapitation. At least you can freak people out staring at them for 30 seconds after.

Kingston said...

LMAO @ Anoy

elspeth said...

In my sleep.(chicken)

900 ft Jesus said...

deep diving.

Ti-Guy said...

Vaporised in less than a second at ground zero of a nuclear attack. Quick, obviously painless, and no messy residue or embarrassing tatty underwear left behind.

Anonymous said...

I think canadian comic mike mcdonald had it dead to right...
"quick and painless...emphasis on quick...I can take some pain as long as it's quick"
Not diving from a plane and realizing your 'chute won't open'.

Anonymous said...

Best way to die is falling into a black hole. You can prove that, under certain circumstances, you'll die before the neural pain signals have a chance to reach your brain.

-- Dan Styer

Anonymous said...

"A reasoned, measured response from Dion?"

More like whining about how unfair it is, and what a superb leader he would be.

Alison said...

Evidently Anon at 2:28 considers "a reasoned and measured response from Dion" to be his preferred introduction to Ceiling Cat.