Being alive is a risky business. It's bad enough that it has a 100% fatality rate, but on top of that the ways in which it can be fatal are far more easy to come across than we think. No matter how mundane our daily routines may seem to us, we never know if there's going to be an unhappy surprise lurking for us round the corner. The heavy question of our own mortality has been on the minds of Redditors recently, as an AskReddit prompted people to consider the stupidest ways they've ever had a brush with death. With the variation on display, it serves as a not-so-friendly reminder that each day could be our last. Just in case you needed another reason to lie awake tonight!
via u/aceh40: "I almost drowned in the sea as a kid. A current pushed me away from the shore. Lifeguards saved me and were slapping my face. I thought it was a punishment but they were resuscitating me"