Thursday, November 22, 2012

Dumb Ways to Die

Dumb Ways to Die is a song by Australian band Tangerine Kitty. The Melbourne Metro created this awesome animated video-clip as a reminder that getting hit by a train is the dumbest way to die.

DUMB - Ignoring the signal at a pedestrian level crossing
SMART - It's just common sense to obey signals at level crossings. Trains move faster than you think... so be smart, obey the signals, look both ways and double check before crossing.

You can find more dumb ways to die here

Set fire to your hair 
Poke a stick at a grizzly bear 
Eat medicines that’s out of date 
Use your private parts as piranha bait 

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

Get your toast out with a fork 
Do your own electrical work 
Teach yourself how to fly 
Eat a two week old unrefrigerated pie 

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die 

Invite a psycho-killer inside 
Scratch your drug dealer’s brand new ride 
Take your helmet off in outer space 
Use your clothes dryer as a hiding place 

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die 

Keep a rattlesnake as pet 
Sell both the kidneys on the internet 
Eat a tube of superglue 
“I wonder what’s this red button do?” 

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die 

Dress up like a moose during hunting season 
Disturb a nest of wasps for no good reason 
Stand on the edge of a train station platform 
Drive around the boom gates at a level crossing 
Run across the tracks between the platforms 
They may not rhyme but they’re quite possibly 

Dumbest ways to die ie 
Dumbest ways to die 
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So many dumb 
So many dumb ways to die 

Be safe around trains. A message from Metro

No copyright infringement intended. For educational, non-commercial purposes only.


  1. LeliseLlópez gonzálezNovember 22, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    I like a lot the video. The music is happy

    1. I taught from this two days ago in my ESL class in Hungary. The students loved it and it's so rich in vocabulary. I fitted in well after discussing students' bucket lists. It could also lead to great discussions about safety or Darwin Awards, etc. Bless up, Kisdobos ( co-founder)


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