Any prolonged terminal illness, kidney, liver failure, ALS, auto immune diseases (AIDS)
But for the more imaginative
Death by Eagles
(Forced listening of the Eagles all the time until death)
Or any similar tortuous death. .. like the one I would've given Gilligan. . ... bury him up to his head and pour sweet sugar on him so ants and bugs would eat him alive
There's also the obviously terrifying bit of being buried alive. That would be absolutely horrible. It makes drowning and freezing look appealing (*it'd be over quickly)
I guess that would be the worst as you'd suggested above. Falling from a great distance as well. ... but there's the graceful mercy of passing out from fright that would prevent you from further horror.
Who knows what it matters if you're dead. This is a very existential matter.
Will there be awards in death?
You walk up to a hypothetical st Peter who says "Whoaaaaa! What an excessive death! ?"
Being buried alive means you'd suffocate fairly quickly - unless there was a way you'd get air, some sort of pipe leading to whatever you'd been buried in, then you'd have to starve to death whilst being buried alive. That'd be even worse.
The worst way to die is alone, with nobody to love you or care about you in the world - that's in terms of emotional pain.
In terms of physical, I'd say surviving a nuclear accident and its radioactive consequences for a few weeks would be amongst the worst. Read about Hiroshi Ouchi. But don't see the pictures. No matter what, don't see the pictures.
^ i hate to say it but. . What an appropriate name.
I thought it was a joke at first. Ouch-i.
That's like being named Candy or Candi....
There's only one way it'll turn out
But seriously. .. 83 days! Kept alive for 83 DAYS! ! someone ought to go to prison for that. That's excruciating pain and torment. All for some medical curiosity or what?
The notion he was kept alive for 83 DAYS is disgusting.
Hell. Strap some dynamite ALL AROUND THE BED and roll it into a field. In hope that he feels nothing more when it goes off.
How horrible. That's fucking revolting that he'd have been kept alive after his organs liquefied... is there some strange Japanese law regarding something like that? ... I'm certain they took measures to keep him alive but for what?
Once again. .. medical curiosity?
Tut.... thats what I get for asking a serious question..... :-(
Well, if we're to be serious...
I think any death in which a person is aware and actively dying is an awful death. A prolonged illness, suffocating, bleeding out, starving...
For me, drowning would be the worst way to sign out. I have a strange and irrational fear of water - and though I know it's irrational, I can't get past it - even seeing the word "drowning" in your original list made me panic. So that would be it for me.
I mean, think about it - you're submerged, you can't hear, you can't scream, you can't see. You can't pound on anything to get attention. You can't breathe... yet eventually you will, you'll be forced to, and you'll suck in lungs-full of water, which means you'll basically be killing yourself even when what you want most to do is survive. So... yeah. Drowning.
Thanks to Costa86 I've tracked down a copy of a book about the Hiroshi Ouchi. I know there are great books out there (in scope, Not for joy in content) regarding atomic energy, bombs etc. Just hadn't taken the time to read em.
A Slow Death: 83 days of radiation sickness.
I figure I should brush up on what to expect if some quack gets into the white house and brings on WW3 and WW4 simultaneously