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Date: 10/17/07 02:05 AM

62 Responses to How Does it Feel to Die?

  1. Profile photo of Shipduck
    Shipduck Female 18-29
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    October 16, 2007 at 11:22 pm
    Link: How Does it Feel to Die? - I suppose drowning would be best... Apart from the burning sensation maybe.
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    mbaxter Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 2:11 am
    Yeah, this is fun to think about....
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    chikoori Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 2:11 am
    Burning to death sounds painful. :-P
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    PianoMan21 Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 2:28 am
    I`m bored. Contemplating death sounds like a good way to KILL the time...

    Sorry.
    *ashamed*

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    LeKata Female 13-17
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    October 17, 2007 at 2:40 am
    I`d just like to go in my sleep o_o

    Yeah, I`m boring, but it`s the least painful.

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    Ria25 Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 3:14 am
    Well out of the list I have to say my choices for death are the following....

    Ways to die
    #1 Bleeding Out
    #2 Decapitation
    #3 Lethal Injection

    Ways to die that I`d like to avoid
    #1 Drowning
    #2 Fire
    #3 Electrocution

    Well this was fun.

  7. Profile photo of LordJonathan
    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
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    October 17, 2007 at 3:30 am
    How Does it Feel to Die?

    Hang on a second let me check.....

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    Shanir Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2007 at 4:05 am
    This stuff is always interesting to me
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    derangedingo Male 13-17
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    October 17, 2007 at 4:17 am
    Drowing is something people say is painless.
    It`d be scary as f*ck for me. I`d hate to drown to death, particularly because I almost did when I was 10 and that`s an experience I`ll never forget.
    (I fell down a waterfall and got stuck underneath the water because of the current)

    I`ve heard though that getting hit by a train is the easiest way to die.
    Completely instantaneous.
    I guess I`ll have to finish the article

    And while I`m at it, burning to death is the worst way to die.
    Why do you think people jumped out of the WTC`s on 9/11 instead of staying inside?

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    sunnysongbrd Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 4:56 am
    Huh...

    Well, that was.... macabre

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    happyshopper Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 5:50 am
    i think i would choose, dieing peacefully in my sleep. failing that getting hit by a truck full of explosive acid would be my second choice.

    holy crap i just remembered it has to be death by snoo snoo!

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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 6:24 am
    oh god >.> futurama referance lol i would prefer to be die in the public eye in a way that has never happend b4 so that i wouls be the first lol
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    gilderof Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 6:39 am
    Reading "Most of our knowledge of depressurisation comes from animal experiments" and the account of experimenting on dogs made me think.

    Imagine if you did that for a job and someone asked you your profession. "Uh, I blow up dogs for money."

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    extreamh Female 13-17
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    October 17, 2007 at 7:24 am
    SHIP DUCK!YOUR PICTURE IS BANANAS IN PAJAMAS!oh how i used to love that show.
    ways id like to die
    OLD AGE!
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    843 Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 8:45 am
    How does it feel to drown in your own bodily fluids?
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    marchhare123 Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2007 at 9:10 am
    Yeah this was interesting.. but i didnt like hearing about the animal experiements... i just didnt think about that
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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 9:27 am
    If I was able to choose how I wanted to die, I, like Neil deGrasse Tyson, would want to be launched into a black hole. Sure it`d be incomprehensibly painful having every atom in one`s body ripped apart, but to my knowledge no human has ever thusly died.
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    youth Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 9:39 am
    carbon monoxide.. apart from a slight headache before unconsciousness that`s it.

    worst way would either be burning ORRR
    being eaten alive by something small and blunt- like a rabbit.

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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    October 17, 2007 at 9:40 am
    I like this stuff
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    what_girl Female 13-17
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    October 17, 2007 at 9:58 am
    Interesting...
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    YeaWatever Female 13-17
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    October 17, 2007 at 11:25 am
    id hate to die drowning or being burned alive or hanged. UGH, idc if it takes 15 seconds or whatever thats just horrible
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    tedweird Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 11:59 am
    how long does it take for one of those cyanide pills to work?
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    Ditas Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 12:13 pm
    that`s how i would like to die^^
    either by painkiller overdose, or preferably old age xD
    Great post ;-)
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    manditaaknfv Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 12:39 pm
    poor animals that get experimented on.
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    tricky13 Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 3:03 pm
    theres more ways to die than this....the worst i can think of thats not there is falling in quick sand or mud
    out of those id pick decapitation or falling i think....
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    Rain7 Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 3:13 pm
    and how the ef would they know how it feels?...they`ve obviously havent felt it for themselves
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    WolfStar Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 3:29 pm
    I love New Scientist.
    I`d have to agree with whoever said Carbon Monoxide would be the best way.
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    Trema Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 3:38 pm
    id perfer to die in a way no one knows about, but i cant think of one =Þ
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    shinu Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 4:44 pm
    hmm... i would like to die via meteor landing on me while being vaporized by an alien death ray during a nuclear bombing in the middle of a duel (with swords :D). yes. perfect.
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    zomgimonfire Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 4:57 pm
    with pretty much all of those, you pass out before dying, but what do you feel if you are awake and you die?

    oh god, i`m really scaring myself

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    catlikegrace Female 18-29
    487 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 5:06 pm
    Burning to death is by far the worst way to go, in my opinion. I`d take drowning over that, though obviously that`s probably not very pleasant either.
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    Qhoss Male 13-17
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    October 17, 2007 at 5:15 pm
    This finally answers a few questions for me. I was wondering about brain function after decapitation.

    When I die, I want to die gruesomely, slowly, and with a lot of blood, but painlessly. We only die once and for such a long time...

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    GrnFantasic Male 13-17
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    October 17, 2007 at 5:16 pm
    Wait i though explosive decompression was impossible.
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    Usernameless Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 5:51 pm
    tricky13"theres more ways to die than this....the worst I can think of thats not there is falling in quick sand or mud out of those id pick decapitation or falling i think...."

    actually whenever someone dies in quicksand or mud they don`t sink to the bottom like you think, they just die from starvation or exposure from not being able to get out, but they are on the surface the entire time.

    I heard that they came up with a replacement for lethal injection called nitrogen asphyxiation, basicly they put you in a chamber and fill it with the non toxic gas and you don`t get enough oxygen, but you won`t have trouble breathing normally, then you pass out and eventually die with no pain. I also heard that a lot of times when people fall from a high distance they sometimes have a heart attack on the way down. I wonder whats the most ironic way to die.

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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 6:22 pm
    i am terribly ashamed at the thought of people testing these ways of death on animals..
  36. Profile photo of kenny_f
    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    October 17, 2007 at 6:33 pm
    i would say falling or bleedin out would be the best. maybe even drwoning depending on the person. or just die in your sleep
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    Alanda Female 18-29
    295 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 6:46 pm
    In cartoons, the character always explodes when pressure drops, I`m REALLY glad that doesn`t actually happen in real life.......
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    mrwnt Male 18-29
    334 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 7:07 pm
    burning would be horrible. It gives me shivers just thinking about it

    drowning would make me panic but wouldn`t be as painful as burning for a long time

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    mrwnt Male 18-29
    334 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 7:08 pm
    "and how the ef would they know how it feels?...they`ve obviously havent felt it for themselves"

    read the article before you run your mouth. they talked to people who just barely survived those scenarios

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    metalsonic Male 13-17
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    October 17, 2007 at 8:00 pm
    Yeah, I would definitely want to die in my sleep. But if I had to choose a more gruesome way to go I think it would be jumping off of something VERY VERY high like out of a plane. It would be an instantaneous death because the fall is so great. Also it would awesome to be in free fall for that long. I would be terrified at first but after realizing I`m going to die and there is nothing I can do about it, I just accept it and enjoy the trip. Sort of like that other guy. Only he lived...
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 8:31 pm
    bleeding to death is actually pretty peaceful in a way because you just lose consciousness and then its over

    but i just wanna live forever..so far so good

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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 8:34 pm
    another awful way to die tho other than burning in suffocation by sand. thats what happened at a beach where i used to live. this kid was like 19 and he had been digging a hole in the sand all the day for the hell of it.

    it got big too he was like literally inside the whole it was like 8ft deep i believe and all of a sudden the sand collapsed on him. i was there at night when the people were digging in the sand trying to find him and the mother was in hysterics screaming....ahk...it was terrible

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    Aqausixio Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 8:39 pm
    Yeesh...how about that lady that got chased around the room by an in-experienced axe-man? Imagine being an on-looker at that execution....I would have attempted to start a slow clap when she died just to make things more awkward.
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    firenzey Female 18-29
    4 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 8:40 pm
    Thats a really interesting article. I think if I died I like it to be with some good ol barbituates and a bottle of Jack Daniels. or crash my spaceship into the sun...
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    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    October 17, 2007 at 8:50 pm
    I`ll take "Things I`d Rather Not Think About" for $1000, Alex.
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    theshark350 Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 9:10 pm
    hmmm. interesting
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    heavenlyMel Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 10:16 pm
    yeah, but my question is what it feels like AFTER the feelings of death. can the scientists answer that???
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    Abacab2112 Male 18-29
    433 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 10:26 pm
    The worst that`s not on the list of just 1 injury would be a stab directly to the stomach and having your stomach acid seep out and dissolve all your organs as you bleed to death out of more than one orifice...
    :-/ X-(
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    sunglasses Female 13-17
    46 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 10:32 pm
    I heard of this guy who tried to commit suicide. He prepared a noose on a tree on top of a cliff, drank some poison, and put his clothes on fire. He decided for a final touch to shoot his head with the gun. So he hanged himself and pulled the trigger.....

    But he MISSED and shot the rope instead!...cutting the rope, he plunged into the water....removing the flames....and he puked....removing the poison. After some time, some man found him and sent him to a hospital. He later died of hypothermia. What a way to die! =D

    There was also a lady who was suicidal after her husband told her he was having an affair with her best friend and wanted a divorce. So she jumped out of the 2 story window and.....landed on her husband right when he exits the house! He then dies because of her fall and she live because he broke her fall.

    She then got the house and insurance.

    Hmmmm....I would like to choose to live. I like living. Life is so live-aful.

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    Jimdas Female 13-17
    25 posts
    October 17, 2007 at 10:35 pm
    Wow, now I`m depressed. >_>
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    nicholelibra Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2007 at 11:03 pm
    What, did they take some kind of poll?

    Top 100 people surveyed...

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    six13 Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2007 at 1:08 am
    Is it horrible that -some- of this made me laugh? Like when decapitation can occur if a person isn`t hanged properly?
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    EvilSock737 Female 13-17
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    October 18, 2007 at 1:46 am
    I`d rather bleed to death.
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    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
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    October 18, 2007 at 2:16 pm
    Heroin overdose, you become so relaxed you stop breathing, that`s how i want to die...
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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2007 at 9:18 pm
    "and how the ef would they know how it feels?...they`ve obviously havent felt it for themselves"

    Because if we can`t actually *feel* it we can`t possibly predict how it must feel based on what processes are acting on the body and the effects thereof, right?

    Sheesh. No wonder there is so much of a misconception of the limitations of science.

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    franny Female 18-29
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    October 19, 2007 at 12:38 pm
    Uh, what a lovey cheerful article.
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    omggilyy Female 13-17
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    October 20, 2007 at 12:38 am
    spiffy article.

    hahaha....they all sound scary
    specially burning or hanging.
    :p

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    llamaseacow Male 13-17
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    October 23, 2007 at 9:03 am
    i would want to die from the incredible hulk running me over in the batmobile...lol XD.
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    lol_girl Female 13-17
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    October 24, 2007 at 7:55 am
    i hate it when people experiment on animals... wtf did they ever do to us?
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    Momentum2310 Female 18-29
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    October 24, 2007 at 8:16 pm
    live ad let live
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    beca3523 Female 13-17
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    November 6, 2007 at 10:20 pm
    people are saying they want to die from old age OR in their sleep... i want to die from old age in my sleep!!
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    obesepig Female 13-17
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    November 22, 2007 at 2:32 pm
    i think being shot in the head would be pretty painless. its instantaneous i think

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