Short film: The Grim Reaper can be bad at his job too

I like this cute short film from animation studio Simpals called 'Dji. Death fails' because it shows how the Grim Reaper can be bad at his job too. Death, he's just like us! The Grim Reaper thinks he has easy pickings when a driver careens off the road but ends with death escaping, well, death. » 12/23/14 8:37pm 12/23/14 8:37pm

Video: All 212,470 on-screen deaths in the Lord of the Rings trilogy

It's been over a decade since the Lord of the Rings trilogy wrapped up and we're still totaling the body count. After all those sweeping battles and that epically long journey, Digg Video tallied up the death toll and it's an insane 212,470. I guess those movies were pretty long, right? » 12/10/14 7:01pm 12/10/14 7:01pm

Short film: You shouldn't fear death (just kidding—actually, you should)

The end of your own existence is actually a blessing in disguise, says this short animation by Dice Productions selected for the Encounters Film animation festival. Wait no, actually, what is saying is that death really sucks because it doesn't make sense. And they are right. » 10/01/14 12:26pm 10/01/14 12:26pm

The dark alphabet of things that can kill you from A to Z

It's hard to keep track of what could kill you these days but if you really want to know, it's basically everything. College Humor created this dark comedy animation bit where the Grim Reaper waxes poetic on all the things that can kill a person from A to Z. It's a reminder to not avoid life when living. » 9/08/14 11:49pm 9/08/14 11:49pm

Every death scene from Quentin Tarantino's movies

Few people make killing people look as entertainingly graphic and creatively brutal as Quentin Tarantino does in his movies. All of his films, from Reservoir Dogs to Django, are notorious for violent deaths that sometimes number in the hundreds. Watch them all in this supercut by Jaume R. Lloret. » 8/18/14 9:32pm 8/18/14 9:32pm

All 169 Game of Thrones season 4 deaths in one bloody supercut

People are constantly getting murdered on Game of Thrones. The whole show is just people trying to kill each other. Here's every on-screen death in season 4. It's bloody disturbing. Warning: Spoilers (DUH) » 6/20/14 12:28pm 6/20/14 12:28pm

Causes of death across all age groups in the United States

Here's a fascinating look at the different causes of death across all age groups in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is data from 2010—the latest compilation. There's many more interesting graphics. » 5/23/14 10:09am 5/23/14 10:09am

Meet the world's luckiest unluckiest man who cheated death 7 times

The story of Frane Selak is so unbelievable that you'd walk away from a movie, heck, a documentary of his life thinking it was too unrealistic. But it's not. It's a true story. Selak cheated death seven times. He survived a train crashing into a frozen river, a plane crash by getting sucked out of the door, a bus… » 5/01/14 11:16pm 5/01/14 11:16pm

Here's each of the 5,179 on-screen deaths in Game of Thrones

The best way to catch up with Game of Thrones before Season 4 starts? By watching this amazing supercut of every single on-screen death in the series so far. Made by Digg Video, it's a bloody gore-y mix of swords, spears, arrows, bare hands, etc. ripping apart flesh and ending human life. There's a total of 5,179… » 4/04/14 7:01pm 4/04/14 7:01pm

Lightning kills three people on a beach, injures 22

Argentina's beaches are getting quite dangerous during the southern hemisphere's summer. 70 people were injured by a swarm of piranhas about two weeks ago and now lightning has killed three teens and injured 22 people in a seaside spa of Villa Gesell, a coastal town in the province of Buenos Aires. Earth can be quite… » 1/09/14 9:40pm 1/09/14 9:40pm

New bullet expands itself into four connected parts to kill better

It may seem impossible at this point, but humans keep enhancing their ability to kill others using guns. Example: the new Advanced Ballistics Concepts' new Mi-Bullet, a projectile that expands into four connected parts as soon as it's fired. The mechanism—shown in the video—is very clever, making it very hard to miss… » 1/07/14 5:35am 1/07/14 5:35am

Norway Is Overrun With Plastic-Covered Corpses That Refuse to Rot

Norway's got a major corpse problem that isn't going away anytime soon. Literally—they won't rot. What's the culprit behind this profusion of bodies that refuse to take their place in the circle of life? The same thing that's also working to keep your sandwich fresh: plastic wrap. » 10/11/13 3:55pm 10/11/13 3:55pm

The most horrible days in history were provoked by humans

The Black Plague killed about 30 million people in five years, 16,427 per day. The Global Flu Pandemic killed 82,137 per day. But that's nothing compared to the damage humans inflicted upon other humans: 70,000 people were killed in five seconds on August 6, 1945, in Hiroshima, Japan. Here's the horrible ranking of… » 10/04/13 11:55am 10/04/13 11:55am

Professor Gives 25 Years to Teaching, Dies Broke

Margaret Mary Vojtko was a longtime adjunct professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Earlier this month, she died penniless. She may have an even greater effect in death than in life. » 9/19/13 11:24am 9/19/13 11:24am

This Brutal Obituary Is a Reminder to Be Good to Your Children

Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick, born January 4, 1935, died last month, to the relief and comfort of the children whom she spent a lifetime (in their words) "torturing in every way possible." Those children, now grown, marked her passing by submitting the most chilling obituary you will ever read to her local… » 9/10/13 6:33pm 9/10/13 6:33pm

The most horrible deaths anyone can imagine

Yesterday, a 19-year-old kid died when a remote helicopter partially decapitated him at Calbert Vaux Park, Brooklyn. It seems like a really terrible way to die, but it could have been worse—like literally dying from pain while having your testicles squeezed really hard. What's the worst death you can imagine? » 9/06/13 4:28pm 9/06/13 4:28pm

Could This 8-Year-Old Be The Key to Immortality?

Gabby Williams is eight years old, but looks like a newborn. She is one of only a handful of people across the world who age at an incredibly slow rate, and scientists are trying to figure out why. Once they do, the discovery could help fight Alzheimer's, and even give us an aging "off switch," which would give humans… » 8/18/13 4:13pm 8/18/13 4:13pm

Atlanta sport fans keep dying from stadium falls: three in five years

A baseball fan died after falling 65-feet from a concourse at the Braves' Turner Field stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Another one died when he fell from a stairwell in the same stadium in 2008. And a student was killed in another fall at the Georgia Dome in 2012. There was a common element in these two cases, though. » 8/13/13 11:14am 8/13/13 11:14am

How Will You Survive This Awful Heat Wave?

It's so hot in America, people are about to just give up and die. Maybe you can help save millions of lives by sharing your "beat the heat" tips? Yes, you can do that. Just mop the sweat off your hands and computer and face, and quickly type your favorite cool ideas before you melt into a puddle of blood and sweat… » 7/19/13 6:30pm 7/19/13 6:30pm

Man Finally Buys Motorcycle After 38 Years, Immediately Crashes & Dies

Death is coming for all of us, but a Wyoming man likely got an extra 38 years thanks to his wife not letting him buy a motorcycle. But she finally relented, and he bought a Harley after four decades of longingly visiting the Harley shop, and then he collided with a truck and died. » 7/16/13 4:00pm 7/16/13 4:00pm