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Top 100 Most Shocking, Surprising, and Weird Things That Could Kill You

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100 Ways to Die

Death is undefeated, and every second there's always the possibility that we'll be gone forever (or pass on spiritually depending on your religion).

Hopefully your death never end up on the list of the most horrible ways to die because those deaths are painful and brutal, and if we're going to go then we'd want to do so peacefully.

Speaking of horrifying deaths, there were plenty of disgusting deaths in the show 1,000 ways to die even though most of them were freak accidents and not the norm.

The list below, however, is a combination of natural, common, and freak occurrences that could bring about your demise, so don't worry because it's very diverse. The main thing to be mindful of when reading through this is to realize how preventable a lot of these are.

Death may get you, but it's your faults that may bring about an early death, which is something you would never want.

So I hope you're ready to avoid being six feet under as you scroll through the top 100 things that could kill you.


100. Cancer of any kind especially brain, lung, breast and skin (most common)

99. Wild animal attack (lions, tigers, and bears Oh My!)

98. A fall from a two story or higher building

97. Getting struck by lightning

96. Car accident that's unrelated to driving under the influence or texting

95. Plane crash (one of the most horrible ways to die)

94. Suffocation in the case of being choked to death or lacking oxygen

93. "Father Time", so far he is undefeated for now

92. Ingesting a poisonous product; Example: Lysol spray

91. Overdosing on either prescription or street drugs

90. Getting hit by a car, van, bus, or truck

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89. A hard blow to the head by a heavy object including things like a fastball

88. Bullets shot into person's vital areas causing massive bleeding

87. Collection of diseases and bacterial infections

86. Homicidal maniacs that go insane one day

85. Nuclear blast or any close range bomb explosion

84. Natural disasters such as a tsunami, tornado, flood, or hurricane

83. Hypothermia only based on air temperatures and not water (freezing to death)

82. Heat stroke from a combo of excess heat and humidity

81. Collapse and fall onto the concrete sidewalk (head splits open)

80. Shark attack by a monstrous Great White shark (or a baby shark, same thing)

Watch out for the tentacles

Watch out for the tentacles


79. Box jellyfish stings; the tentacles can be deadly

78.The Death Penalty (lethal injection, electrocution, etc)

77. Complications during childbirth

76. Being overweight or obese

75. Texting while driving

74. Alcohol poisoning that's not correlated with drunk driving

73. Food poisoning or salmonella

72. Getting trampled during Black Friday in the United States

71. Slipping in the bathtub or falling out of bed

70. Sleep Apnea (breathing stops and starts periodically during sleep)

69. Sharp icicles crashing down stabbing you

68. Choking on food, water, or gum

67. Domestic animal attacks (primarily dogs)

66. Venomous insects and spider bites

65. Concussions and other sports related injuries

64. Roller coaster freak breakdown (Don't watch Final Destination 3)

63. Depression and other psychological disorders leading to suicide

62. Malaria and various insect related diseases

61. Acts of violence pertaining to war and war crimes

60. Stabbing from a sharp object (knife, sword, etc.)

Not your children's Hungry Hungry Hippos

Not your children's Hungry Hungry Hippos


59. Drowning in any body of water

58. Home or residential fire (especially in the middle of the night)

57. Malnutrition or lack of vitamins/minerals

56. Sudden asthma attacks without adequate medication

55. Disorders involving explicit drug use

54. Chronic and explosive diarrhea creating dehydration

53. African hippo attacks and the danger is real

52. Auto-erotic asphyxiation

51. Fire and Siafu ants of Africa

50. Getting crushed by a vending machine

49. Stingray chest stabbing attack (Steve Irwin freak accident)

48. Radiation poisoning outside nuclear strike

47. Lethal strike to the head or neck

46. Falling down a flight of stairs

45. "The Titanic Experience" (shipwreck/drowning)

44. Hypothermia related to near freezing water temperatures

43. Torture devices meant to sever/stretch limbs

42. Mercury poisoning

41. "Castaway Effect" (stranded alone on a desert island)

40. HIV/AIDS, which still kills hundreds of thousands in other countries


39. Sexually transmitted diseases

38. Rapid and excess water consumption leading towards internal drowning

37. Getting eaten alive (by animals or cannibalism)

36. Blood borne infections or Tetanus

35. Blood clots (very dangerous without immediate treatment)

34. Brain hemorrhage likely due to an impact or collision

33. Type 1 or 2 diabetes without proper blood sugar/insulin monitoring

32. Extreme allergic reaction with examples ranging from a peanut allergy to a bee sting

31. Work related deaths including falls or getting struck in the head by large objects

30. Powerful acidic burn (misuse of Hydrochloric acid)

29. Sudden stroke or heart attack

28. Malfunction with parachute causing fall to one's death

27. Lack of awareness and avoidance of safety rules/precautions

26. Not wearing a seat belt in any moving vehicle

25. Texting while walking (Doesn't pay attention!)

24. Strange, rare, and unusual sinkhole pulls you underground

23. Locked in a car on a hot, sunny day, which is a huge risk to infants and animals

22. Decapitation either intended or accidental

21. Rapid air pressure change and decompression sickness

20. Airborne heavy objects propelled with force


19. Improper use/misuse of household tools such as a chainsaw

18. "Michael Myers Experience" (death by crazed serial killer)

17. Mugged and beaten to death; common in urban settings

16. Hyper laughter leading to cardiac arrest/asphyxiation

15. Carbon Monoxide poisoning; a common preventable cause of death

14. Common everyday accidents (accidental electrocution)

13. Cold & flu symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, and possibly organ failure

12. Kidney disorders and related illnesses (including kidney stones)

11. Air and Water Pollution from ozone and oil spills

10. Acrobatic/gymnastic accident leading to broken neck

9. Crushed by a boulder or other massive object

8. Smoking that may lead to lung cancer, stroke, or coronary heart disease

7. "Dirty" Needle Injections responsible for HIV/AIDS and other illnesses

6. Roof or partial roof collapse due to faulty construction

5. Rocket shuttle explosion; examples: Challenger (1986) and Columbia (2003)

4. Chemical or hazardous waste spill that doesn't have to do with a nuclear plant

3. Severe eating disorders (bulimia and anorexia)

2. Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol

1. Factory and nuclear plant gas leak or explosion

How to Deal with Danger

The list above covers many instances of death, but each number has it's own separate category. For example; the amount of diseases globally would alone create its own top 100 (or top 1000) list.

The bottom line is that death could be caused by just about anything, so it's important to not ignore warnings and caution signs when they're out there. A lot of accidents are created because people choose to ignore obvious alerts because they believe they're impenetrable.

Even worse are teens who never think anything bad will happen to them, which is why alcohol and drugs play such a huge role as well as other risk taking behaviors.

Driving under the influence is one of the most preventable things people could do to avoid taking a life, but they choose not to call a friend, have someone else drive, and call a taxi or Uber to take them home.

Sadly there are a lot of things on this list that we can't avoid such as mother nature or aging, but that's why worrying shouldn't be a top priority. We should enjoy life and take a couple risks every once in a while, but we must also be vigilant of the consequences.

Take care of yourself and pay attention, but don't let things that could kill you stop you from living today.

Your Turn


Maryama on May 02, 2017:

It's like horrable when I see something like a dead body in a house like some where that you can never ever find like IN A


Kiss andTales on June 16, 2015:

Thank you Chris, I am happy for the thought and subject

of your Hub,

Many may take life for granted but it is a gift from God

And if we do lose our power source of life he has the power to restore it. Soon many will return on the heavenly Father's time schedule. We can prepare to meet them

By assisting in a global clean up , and then homes have to be built to accommodate the many generations coming back. At Isaiah 65:65 - 21 They will build houses and live in them,

And they will plant vineyards and eat their fruitage.

22 ,They will not build for someone else to inhabit,

Nor will they plant for others to eat.

For the days of my people will be like the days of a tree,

And the work of their hands my chosen ones will enjoy to the full.

Life as long as tree is soon to come.

A bristlecone pine is the oldest tree in the world. Until 2013, the oldest individual tree in the world was Methuselah, a 4,845-year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) in the White Mountains of California. Certainly wonderful times are ahead for us.

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on June 16, 2015:

Great information thank you for letting me know and thank you for reading.

Kiss andTales on June 15, 2015:

You have covered a large list, I have some info to add as well , this statistics was taken in 1999,

Danger—At Home!

Hospital statistics for 1999, published by Britain’s Department of Trade and Industry, showed that “76 people were killed each week in domestic accidents—more than died in road accidents,” reports The Guardian of London. “DIY [do-it-yourself] tools, stairs, carpets and kettles of boiling water” were among the most frequent causes of death. More than 3,000 people each year went to the emergency room after falling over laundry baskets, more than 10,000 were hospitalized for accidents that occurred while attempting to pull up socks or tights, and more than 13,000 injuries were sustained while preparing vegetables. Some 100,000 accidents were alcohol related. A spokeswoman for the

Royal Society for the Prevention

the comforting News is that lost of life is painful in many ways but like a candle that loses it flame The heavenly Father can return your life and loved back .no matter how they died many will live again.

Da 12:2And many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up, some to everlasting life and others to reproach and to everlasting contempt.

Ac 24:15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust

King James Version

Lu 20:38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

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