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Terrible Ways to Go

Science
917.6k viewsScience Has Finally Determined The Most Gruesome Ways To DieMost people will, at one point or another, wonder about the worst and most painful ways to die - which includes scientists. But th...
Science
74.8k viewsWhat Happens To Your Body When You Die In A Human StampedeEvery year, we hear about some pour soul dying in the mass of shoppers on Black Friday. Death by human stampede isn't the most com...
Science
708.3k viewsWhat Happens To The Human Body During A Plane Crash?While a fear of flying is not uncommon, especially when considering all of the horror movies involving planes and plane crashes, a...
Human Body
1.2m views11 Details About What It's Like To Be Skinned AliveBeing skinned alive (also known as "flaying") was first documented around 800 BCE, and in just about every century since, it has b...
Biology
6.6m viewsCreepy Things You Didn't Know About Getting DecapitatedThe first recorded US execution dates back to 1608 in Jamestown, Virginia. But Europe has employed the death penalty for hundreds ...
Summer
4.9k votersHow Quickly Would You Die If You Suddenly Found Yourself In A Different Era Of History?There are countless ways to die in different eras, but what were the deadliest historical eras? It's an important question for any...
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43.7k voters12 Super Common Movie Deaths That Are Scientifically ImpossibleDeath is pretty much the only certainty any of us have in life, and movie depictions of death are usually poignant, or spectacular...
Human Body
5.2m viewsCreepy Things You Didn't Know About Falling To Your DeathDo you ever have dreams that you're falling from a great height? Such dreams are common, and they usually signify a feeling of los...
Biology
479.8k viewsWeird Things You Didn’t Know About Spontaneous Human CombustionNot too long ago, spontaneous human combustion (SHC) was accepted by the general public as something to really crap your pants abo...
Popular Opinion
35.5k votersThe Worst Ways to DieThe worst ways to die, as voted on by the Ranker Community. Sure, it's a little morbid, but who doesn't think about death every on...
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311.2k viewsWays Dying In Real Life Is Different From Death In Movies And TVAs a society we are surrounded by death, and not just because our bodies are a ticking clock, waiting to keel over at an unknown m...
History
143.9k viewsThe Most Intense Symptoms Suffered By Victims Of 14th-Century Black PlagueResponsible for eliminating anywhere between 30 to 60% of Europe's population between 1346 and 1353, the bubonic plague was a caus...
Biology
2.0m viewsCreepy Facts About Bleeding Out That Make Our Skin CrawlFormally referred to as exsanguination, bleeding out is an uncommon (but nonetheless unpleasant) way to die. A 2018 study found th...
Summer
351.3k viewsWhat Happens to Your Body When You’re Boiled to DeathBeing boiled alive sounds like a horrible way to die - that's because it is. Death by being boiled used to be a common punishment ...
839.9k viewsWhat It's Like to Be Buried AliveIn film and television, people get buried alive all the time, and most characters make it out unscathed. That's not at all what be...
Summer
1.4m viewsWhat Happens When A Human Body Burns To DeathBurning to death, also known as immolation, is arguably one of the worst possible ways to die. The process is both slow and painfu...
Biology
89k viewsWhat Happens To The Body When Choking To DeathThe idea of choking to death is enough to make anyone squeamish, especially those who have experienced choking on a piece of food ...
Summer
162.5k viewsWhat a Crucifixion Really Feels Like, from Broken Bones to Blood LossLet's face it, when it's time for you to expire, Mother Nature has plenty of awful ways to take you out of this world, most of whi...
Human Body
94.6k viewsCreepy Things You Didn't Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning  Dying from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is not a fun way to go, especially if it happens over time. Like any good poison, CO ...
History
237.6k viewsWhat It's Like To Be Drawn And QuarteredDrawing and quartering began in 14th-century England as the official punishment for treason. As treason was seen as the greatest t...