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24 most unfortunate ways to die

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Don’t do what these unfortunate souls did. 24 of the most absurd deaths around the world.

Death is an inevitable part of life, there is nothing you can do to avoid it. Of course none of the people mentioned below planned such a memorable, unique and hilarious end to their lives. However, they do serve as a reminder of just how many people around the world are putting themselves at risk without thinking.

If these stories double as lessons that get you thinking about life, death and the fragility of it all, then they have not been in vain. You just never know when you’ll be stabbed by a chicken or be lighting someone’s fart on fire for the last time.

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Life insurance in America

With unexpected dangers present in all of our lives, the number of Americans who are uninsured or underinsured is scarier than a bad obituary. Most Americans agree that they need life insurance, but most view it as another expense that they can’t fit in their budget.

With over 800 life insurance companies, it’s likely that you’ll be able to find a policy that can be tailored to fit your needs and offer your family financial protection. And though we’re pretty positive that no one in the aforementioned infographic would believe how they died if we told them — they would have benefitted to learn about life insurance with an accidental death and dismemberment policy.

Compare life insurance policies.

10 companies that offer an accidental death and dismemberment policy

  1. Aflac
  2. AIG Direct
  3. Fidelity Life
  4. Farmers
  5. The Hartford
  6. MetLife
  7. Mutual of Omaha
  8. Prudential
  9. Sun Life Financial
  10. Transamerica

Stop and think

While many of the deaths in this list have been good for a laugh, we may not have heard half of these stories if the people involved had taken a moment to stop and think about what they were doing right before they died.

The rise in popularity of planking a few years back is a prime example of just how easy it can be to get lost in the moment. The planking craze, where a person lies horizontally stiff with their arms by their sides in unusual places resulted in the senseless death of a young man from Australia, as well as a number of seriously injured young adults. And all for what? A couple of potentially funny photos and internet fame?

Bottom line

If you want to make sure that your family has a sufficient amount of money to survive on for the rest of their lives if you were to die, perhaps its time to consider your options to make sure you’re fully covered. Start by researching and reading the reviews of the handful of insurance policies available.

As we’ve seen above, life’s short and you just never know when or how you’re going to go out.

William Eve

Will is a personal finance writer for finder specialising in content on insurance. While he cannot give personal advice to clients, Will enjoys explaining the intricacies of different types of protective cover to help individuals and businesses find affordable cover that won't leave them underinsured.

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