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“Dumb ways to die, So many dumb ways to die, Dumb ways to di-ie-ie, So many dumb ways to die.”

Oh hi. So you just caught me singing “Dumb Ways to Die.” – a song, a music video, and at the same time, a public service announcement campaign by Metro Trains in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to promote rail safety. The campaign became viral from 2012 upto now.

But what I love about this campaign is their released game as an app for iOS devices. It invites players to avoid the dangerous activities and not to do dumb things around trains. To do that, the player should save the various characters featured in the game from dying. Below are the dumb ways to die mentioned in the game and in the song.


© Jana Chua

© Jana Chua

  • Run across the tracks between the platforms
  • Do your own electrical work
  • Poke a stick at a grizzly bear
  • Eat medicine that’s out of date
  • Get your toast out with a fork
  • Use your private parts as piranha bait

Use your private parts as piranha bait

  • Teach yourself how to fly
  • Eat a two-week-old un-refrigerated pie
  • Invite a psycho-killer inside
  • Scratch a drug dealer’s brand new ride
  • Disturb a nest of wasps for no good reason

Disturb a nest of wasps for no good reason

  • Use a clothes dryer as a hiding place
  • Keep a rattlesnake as a pet
  • Sell both your kidneys on the Internet
  • Eat a tube of superglue
  • Stand on the edge of a train station platform

Stand on the edge of a train station platform

  • Dress up like a moose during hunting season
  • Take your helmet off in outer space
  • Wonder what the red button do
  • Drive around the boom gates at a level crossing
  • Set fire to your hair

Set fire to your hair

Aside from the fact that we can learn safety in being with trains wherein the Philippines can relate because of the problems about MRT and LRT, the game is really fun and addicting. I can’t resist myself from playing especially if I don’t reach the goal or the high score. Also, the how-tos of the game is simple. You just have to save the characters as fast as you can. Your only opponent is time. And that’s it. You should try the game and I promise you will enjoy. I know you enjoyed watching the video, how much more if you play the game. That is why I recommend this app for you to download it. This is a must have for your tabs and cellphones. Have fun!

Dumb Ways to Die