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Nordicvs VIP Member

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#1 13 years ago

Which manner of death is worse 1. Death by fire, or 2. Death by gradual freezing? Basically, if you had only two options for your demise, hypothermia (cold) or hyperthemia (hot), which would you choose? I have been unable to decide this for months now, and I need some different pros and cons maybe. Well, not a lot of pros here, but anyway: death by hyperthermia -- death is quicker than slowly freezing of course...bad part is, it's much more painful, yet the pain is fairly brief. And death by hypothermia -- after a while you go numb...it still hurts, and shivering for hours can't be fun, and it takes so long.... What do you think?




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#2 13 years ago
Slowly freezing--takes hours

Freezing to death is plainless since you go numb well before you die.

Being burned alive--takes five minutes

I have had 3rd degree burns on my hands and that's not fun, so I opt for being burnt to death being the worst way to die.




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#3 13 years ago
MihailFreezing to death is plainless since you go numb well before you die.

If you're really from Russia, you'd know how painful frostbite is :D




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#4 13 years ago

frostbite is totally different, it's normally from being wet in freezing weather which leads to soft skin and tearing of the skin to the tissue, while due to your question "slowly freezing" is much different, to freeze to death is a result of your body shutting down due to extreme low temp.




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#5 13 years ago
Mihailfrostbite is totally different, it's normally from being wet in freezing weather which leads to soft skin and tearing of the skin to the tissue, while due to your question "slowly freezing" is much different, to freeze to death is a result of your body shutting down due to extreme low temp.

Well, I've had frostbite a few times, and none of these were when I was wet--got it on my cheek in 1986 from a cold dry Arctic high pressure which lowered the temperature to -26 degrees Celsius with a 25km wild chill factor. All frostbites really means is skin cells freezing.




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#6 13 years ago

I'd go for freezing to death. Imagining being burned alive doesn't sound to pleasant to me...not that freezing alive is much better either, but it would probably be less traumatic. The cold would (hopefully) stop you from screaming.




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#7 13 years ago

I think I'd rather just swallow my tongue after shouting at you for asking me this question. :Puzzled:




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#8 13 years ago
Well, I've had frostbite a few times, and none of these were when I was wet--got it on my cheek in 1986 from a cold dry Arctic high pressure which lowered the temperature to -26 degrees Celsius with a 25km wild chill factor. All frostbites really means is skin cells freezing.

Reguardless of where you got it, it does not matter, if you are going to freeze to death in a couple hours, with your face or body exposed, the last thing you need to worry about is frost bite, your going to quickly or slowly freeze to death, both result in the numbing of the body, while being naked would hurt the most, your still going to die well before you have to worry about facial skin and tissue damage to your cheeks and nose.




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#9 13 years ago
MihailReguardless of where you got it, it does not matter, if you are going to freeze to death in a couple hours, with your face or body exposed, the last thing you need to worry about is frost bite, your going to quickly or slowly freeze to death, both result in the numbing of the body, while being naked would hurt the most, your still going to die well before you have to worry about facial skin and tissue damage to your cheeks and nose.[/QUOTE] It matters because I was dry, my face was dry, and the air was very dry. Ten minutes of walking in that weather and my face began to freeze, and it hurt like hell. You're partially right, though--extremities will go numb first (and relatively quickly) due to the blood being cut off in these regions; the reaction of trying to conserve heat and keep the body core warm. But the entire body doesn't go numb at once, and there is a prolonged amount of pain before you finally die. Anyway, this winter stick your exposed arm in -26 degree weather and see if you feel pain before it goes numb winkx.gif [quote=MrMatt] I think I'd rather just swallow my tongue after shouting at you for asking me this question.

Yikes! :smokin:




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#10 13 years ago
It matters because I was dry, my face was dry, and the air was very dry. Ten minutes of walking in that weather and my face began to freeze, and it hurt like hell. You're partially right, though--extremities will go numb first (and relatively quickly) due to the blood being cut off in these regions; the reaction of trying to conserve heat and keep the body core warm. But the entire body doesn't go numb at once, and there is a prolonged amount of pain before you finally die. Anyway, this winter stick your exposed arm in -26 degree weather and see if you feel pain before it goes numb

Yes, it will hurt especially if theres a wind, but you will go numb pretty quickly, namely in the limbs and face first, while being burned alive, well your going to feel everything, and who knows how long your brain will countinue to function after your body stops work.