It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there and if you aren’t careful there are plenty of ways you can accidentally off yourself. You might have found staying alive this far relatively easy, but if you aren’t careful you’ll find that it’s just as easy to croak. In fact it’s often not the things you expect that get you in the end – relatively few people are murdered or blown up, it tends to be stairs, cars and mobile phones that are the real dangers and the ones you have to look out for.
Read on for the top 10 easiest ways to kill yourself… at least that way you’ll know when to be extra careful!
10 Driving Tired
Thankfully most people aren’t stupid enough to drive drunk anymore, but still a whole bunch of us will drive tired. Have you ever driven back on the motorway and found your eyes starting to close over as you head home? If so you’re in ‘microsleep’ territory and may even have dozed off momentarily without being aware. Traffic accidents are actually one of the biggest causes of death full stop, so driving tired is no doubt one of the top 10 easiest ways to kill yourself.
9 Running With Scissors
Okay, so few people actually die from running with scissors, but it brings to mind some pretty horrific imagery don’t it? In reality one of the top 10 easiest ways to kill yourself is still certainly running ‘with something sharp’ and this is still unnecessary risk that a lot of people take. Walk back from the kitchen with that knife!
8 Not Looking Both Ways
Roads are a fact of modern living, so most of us don’t think of them as a constant threat. But they are. And unfortunately too many of us choose to play Frogger in the road. Take your time, don’t jay-walk and be smart!
7 Insulting Mike Tyson
Where does Mike Tyson sit? Wherever he likes! If you don’t want to lose all your teeth, then insulting Mike Tyson is probably a bad idea. But then so too is insulting any hugely muscular guy with a mean attitude. If you want to avoid one of the top ten easiest ways to kill yourself, then take a leaf from the Dali Lama’s book and learn to walk away…
6 Running Down the Stairs
They say that the majority of accidents happen in the home. Actually this isn’t true, but still a lot of accidents do happen around the house and many of those happen on the stairs. If you need to head to the lower floor of your home then take it slowly and be careful!
And certainly don’t run down stairs holding scissors… that’s just pushing your luck…
5 Flashing Your iPhone in a Dodgy Neighborhood
Want to test your running skills? Then why not head over to the roughest area you know and get out your iPhone. For good measure you could wear an Anorak and wait until after dark…
4 Climb a Mountain
I’m not recommending against climbing mountains as that’s certainly a cool and exciting feat to pull off. What’s not smart though is heading up there without properly planning your route or taking the right equipment. If you’re going on an expedition, take every available precaution to avoid frost bite and hypothermia.
3 Putting Your Finger in the Socket/Leaving the Gas On
If you want a cool new hair-do, then why not stick your fingers in the mains socket? Because you’ll also fry yourself alive that’s why. Avoid faulty plugs and dry your hands before turning on the light.
Your electricity isn’t the only energy source in your home that can kill you though either – your gas can also be a threat. Whether it gives you carbon monoxide poisoning while you sleep, or you turn on the light and blow your house sky-high, it’s certainly a potential risk. Maintain your gas regularly then and report any funny smells ASAP.
Mobile phones don’t kill people, people kill people. People who text while driving, walking, running, crossing the road and the rest. Pick one: they’re all amount the top 10 easiest ways to kill yourself.
There’s a good chance that you are killing yourself right now – albeit very slowly. The very easiest, and most tempting for some, of the top 10 easiest ways to kill yourself is definitely smoking which causes many of the most common and lethal diseases in the world from lung cancer, to heart problems to throat cancer. Want to live longer? Snub out that cigarette!