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THE WORST WAYS TO DIE ACCORDING TO SCIENTISTS
By MIKAEL ANGELO FRANCISCO
History - Science
Buried Alive
A fate worse than death is being incorrectly pronounced dead and waking up trapped in a coffin six feet under the ground. While the barrage of dirt and soil would crush you if you tried digging yourself out, doing nothing would cause the carbon dioxide to render you comatose as you die.
Radiation
The radiation that can actually kill you comes from nuclear power plants, weapons tests, or outer space. Ionizing radiation damages your DNA, rendering your cells incapable of replicating and triggering their deterioration, eventually leading to death.
Decompression
For the human body, an abrupt change in the atmospheric pressure can cause a deadly case of decompression. While any cracks or punctures during flight could cause oxygen deprivation, divers who ascend too quickly to the surface experience decompression sickness, which can lead to death.
Mariana Trench
The Mariana Trench is a 36,070-foot-deep formation, and if someone dove in unprotected, every air-filled cavity in their body would be instantly crushed like paper by roughly 16,000 pounds per square inch of pressure. Even worse, there are Osedax worms (also known as zombie worms) waiting at the bottom to consume their bones.
Free-falling Elevators
If you ever found yourself inside a free-falling elevator, you would almost certainly die on impact and in the worst ways possible. Apart from the gravity, you could also be killed by the debris of the loose elevator parts, and your internal organs will likely shift around as you fall.