Post your empathy quotient here by Snow in WatchPeopleDie

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Assassin gets killed by PsychedelicXenu in WatchPeopleDie

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What the fuck was going on here? This shit is crazy, I feel like I'd have to watch a dozen times to get it all. There were so many people involved doing different things. To our blind readers, this is the best I can do to describe it.

Guy 1 tries to stop guy 2 from shooting guy 3. Guy 2 fatally shoots guy 3, guy 4 grabs guy 2, guy 1 attacks guy 4. Guy 5 joins from the street and attacks guy 2 and knocks over guy 1, at the same time, guy 6 joins in from inside the store and also attacks guy 4, then guy 7 runs up and joins in attacking guy 2. Guy 1 attacks guy 5 while guy 6 pushes away guys 5 and 7, guy 1 runs away, then guy 4 returns to pick up where 5 and 7 had left off on guy 2. Guy 8, who's just kinda been watching all this go down from the side, halfheartedly helps defend guy 2 for a sec before stopping. Guy 4 also gets pulled away and answers by kicking guy 6's ass, who walks away. Guy 4 goes to finish off guy 2 with beer bottles, while guys 5 and 7 tend to guy 3. Guy 6 returns with a sneaky chair strike on guy 4 and then immediately pussies out, trying to run and hide in a nearby car, but gets dragged out by guys 4, 5, and 7 before guy 4 returns the favor with the chair to guy 6. Everyone left standing walks and it's all over.

Glad I could make that more clear for you guys lmao. For real though, I usually don't like these kinds of mob justice fights, but it was kinda satisfying to watch the shooter get beaten down. I'm also not sure why those people felt compelled to defend the shooter so vehemently. Guy #1 seems like maybe he was his friend, so I kinda get that, but if my best bro randomly shot someone in a restaurant, I wouldn't start throwing punches at the first guy who tried to restrain him. The other couple dudes who jumped in to help the shooter were possibly total strangers, I'm not sure why they thought saving the shooter was a reason they needed to join a fight. I don't think I'd do jack shit if I saw this exact scenario go down and I knew the perp was in real peril.

Crane arm falls on a factory worker by SFinTX in WatchPeopleDie

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Lmao wtf was with the plants vs zombies music

Shipping container crushes truck driver by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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Jeff! How've you been?

Guy spasms and dies after getting K.O by Reddit_Sux in WatchPeopleDie

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It's weird, the growth here seems to have somewhat stagnated, but on /s/death there are even fewer submissions yet it continues to grow. I think we just need to get the word out more somehow. I'm not sure how we'd reach the old community though

Guy spasms and dies after getting K.O by Reddit_Sux in WatchPeopleDie

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Damn, I feel bad for the guy who threw the punch. They're just a bunch of teenagers, there's no way to have seen that coming. He'll carry that for life. Even fighting without headgear doesn't usually lead to an instant death like this. It was a good punch to the jaw, but certainly not something anyone would consider lethal. I can only wonder if maybe the guy had a brain aneurysm that ruptured from the punch. Having a seizure is consistent with this.

As for the guy who threw the punch, I can only imagine the guilt he must feel for killing someone who is presumably his friend. It kind of reminds me of a one-in-a-million freak accident kind of death that happened at another elementary school in my district when I was in third grade. I've only heard this story through second-hand accounts, so I don't know if the finer details are completely accurate. Basically, some kids were throwing around a football at recess and on one pass, it struck a kid in the chest with apparently perfect timing and placement and literally stopped his heart right then and there.

My best friend actually happens to have attended that school at the time it happened. She sat across from him in class and was on the field when he died. Her dad is a doctor and explained it to me, but I still find that a little hard to believe to be honest. She said that the guy who threw the football was actually kind of a bully to the kid who died. I later learned that the kid who threw the ball was a classmate in high school. I always wanted to ask him about it, but I didn't feel like I knew him well enough and from talking to his closest friends, they said it would be a bad idea even for them to bring up. I'm guessing he still carries at least some of that with him, even though it was an accident, but I haven't seen him in a number of years.

Also, don't do chest compressions on someone having a seizure lmao

Do you think you've seen the holocaust? I thought I had. by anescient in WatchPeopleDie

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Bro why do this when it's literally on youtube

Heavy machinery explodes in maintenance worker's face by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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You can kinda see him land shortly after the explosion in the background. He looks to be mostly intact, but you can really only see a blurry, out of focus silhouette for a couple frames before it hits the ground. I'm guessing the shreds raining down in the last couple seconds are probably bits of his clothing and maybe some stuff was knocked off the ceiling. An explosion strong enough to launch you into the ceiling and across the room is easily enough to dismember you though, so there's no knowing for sure exactly what happened without higher quality video or a news article. He basically took a giant cannon shot right to his face.

Man electrocuted atop an electrical tower and falls to the ground by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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You might have to click on the actual link to see it. In the on-site preview it says the file isn't there anymore.

Drunk driver coming out of overturned car, cop shoots him twice in the neck by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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Basically did, six months for involuntary manslaughter because he "showed remorse."

Drunk driver coming out of overturned car, cop shoots him twice in the neck by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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Ask and you shall receive! Looks like the guy didn't die immediately, but was paralyzed and died a year later due to complications of the gunshot wound. Cop sentenced to six months for involuntary manslaughter. You'd think he should be in jail for at least as long as the guy was paralyzed.

July 27th, 2002. The Sknyliv Airshow Disaster, the deadliest airshow accident in history, shown from multiple perspectives. 77 killed, 543 injured. by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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Ignore the random 9/11 truther segment in the first few seconds

WWII bomber blown up by its own experimental bouncing "speedee" bomb at low altitude by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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I managed to find some info about this specific incident. Prior to this test, bouncing bombs had been successfully implemented to destroy German dams and a new, smaller bomb was in development for use in the Pacific against Japanese trade vessels. After this happened, the US military lost interest in the concept and the war would be won only a few months later.

The type of bomb was not the large ‘UPKEEP’ used so successfully by Lancaster bombers over the Rhur dams, but the smaller ‘HIGHBALL’, eventually dropped by the Mosquito. The ‘HIGHBALL’was designed to be used against Japanese shipping in the Pacific, but constant problems delayed the programme and these problems were not cured before the end of the war.

In January 1945, a USAAF A-26B Invader was adapted at the Vickers experimental facility at Foxwarren to carry two Highball inert weapons almost completely enclosed in the bomb bay, using parts from a Mosquito conversion. After brief flight testing in the UK, the kit was sent to Wright Field and installed in an A-26C Invader. Twenty-five inert Highball weapons, renamed "Speedee" bombs, were also sent for use in the USAAF trials. Drop tests were carried out over the sea near Eglin AFB, Florida.

On several drops, the A-26, which flew these experimental missions codenamed Speedee, was very low (under 10 feet) and on the 28th April 1945, the bomb hit the tail with fatal consequences, as can be seen below. American interest in the weapon then faded; there was only one converted A-26 Invader. The A-26 conversion was performed at the Vickers works at Weybridge.

http://napoleon130.tripod.com/id725.html

Group of people fixing an electrical pole are killed instantly when they are electrocuted by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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Yeah, I thought it was really questionable when it seemed like random people were coming off the street to help lift it up. If a neighbor was trying to set up some power lines or something, I wouldn't get anywhere near it. Maybe those people just saw the crowd lifting a pole and didn't know about the cable.

WWII bomber blown up by its own experimental bouncing "speedee" bomb at low altitude by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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I know you were joking, but the title is actually slightly misleading now that I read it again. The bomb bounces up and completely destroys the tail fins which causes the plane to crash as a result of instability and no time to react. You can see the undetonated bomb is still flying at the end before it's blocked by debris. I suppose in the end, the plane was blown up by the bomb, but not in the way most people would expect.

Driver of convertible flung from vehicle in high-speed crash. Wear your seat belts, kids! by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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I have a friend who almost never wears a seat belt. I want her to see this.

Drunk driver in truck plows into traffic killing one person injuring 3 action starts at 2:17 by shiv68 in WatchPeopleDie

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Damn, and he wasn't even injured. Don't drive if you're doing drugs kids

Shipping container crushes truck driver by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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Shoes knocked off, you know what that means... not that there was any doubt anyway.

Shipping container crushes truck driver by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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That was the other thing I noticed. You'd think the truck would be almost as flat as this guy, but the cabin on the drivers side was only slightly crushed in and he'd probably have been ok. It looked like the container crushed the passenger side and then rolled over the top of the cabin.

Shipping container crushes truck driver by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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I thought the same thing. Like a spider under a shoe.

Nazi spies executed by US firing squad by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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That's true. It wouldn't be as clean looking as lethal injection, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it'd be any more painful. Lethal injection has issues with drugs not always working as intended and can lead to a very painful, drawn-out death for one reason or another. People prefer it though because it looks peaceful even if it's sometimes not at all.

Colombian Stab-Off Jamboree by Stankmango in WatchPeopleDie

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I know I'm a little late here, but you're completely correct. The guy who loses a knife fight bleeds to death in the street and the guy who wins bleeds to death in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Don't get into knife fights, there are no winners.

Heavy machinery explodes in maintenance worker's face by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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Interesting, what makes you think so?

ISIS Perform Executions with Shotgun and Knives in their Signature Filmic Style by Stankmango in WatchPeopleDie

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Holy fuck that was gnarly. I was almost convinced for a second that they used prop dummies.

Cops shoot and kill a man wielding a knife by HopeThatHalps in WatchPeopleDie

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I don't know, I don't think the police were necessarily in the wrong here, but wouldn't a taser have been a better option? It seemed to my untrained eye that they had time and were within range. I agree the officer in this perspective was in the right mindset though to have everyone come out ok.

Many people aren't aware those big garage doors they have on loading bays and such are held up by a spring. This is what happens when that spring fails. by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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I think it's more that when they fail, they release all of their energy very rapidly. A large torsion spring could have hundreds or thousands of pounds of torque stored up and it all goes off like a gunshot. If you happen to be standing near it, you could catch some gnarly shrapnel going bullet speeds or if the device holding the spring in place (and therefore build tension) fails, you could have anything attached to the spring suddenly spinning at lethal speeds.

Many people aren't aware those big garage doors they have on loading bays and such are held up by a spring. This is what happens when that spring fails. by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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I remembered this from an old reddit post. A guy in the comments who claimed to be a technician for these kinds of doors said these springs fail after about 100,000 cycles. My guess is that these doors usually probably fail in some other way before this and the hardware gets replaced or the doors are supposed to be scheduled for regular maintenance and inspections. Plus, it just adds another layer of coincidence for someone to be standing directly under it when it fails.

Many people aren't aware those big garage doors they have on loading bays and such are held up by a spring. This is what happens when that spring fails. by ElonMuskOfficial in WatchPeopleDie

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It's probably well over a hundred pounds coming down in an instant right on top of his neck. You can see how heavy the door is without the assistance of the spring. The other guy couldn't even lift it over his head. At least I can only imagine that it was pretty much instant.

Liveleak.com - Going 260kph ends in RIP by edwwsw in WatchPeopleDie

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Looks like he was going too fast too take that turn and ran off the road. I think he slowed down right before it happened because it caught him off-guard.

Many people aren't aware those big garage doors they have on loading bays and such are held up by a spring. This is what happens when that spring fails. by ElonMuskOfficial in Death

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You can see how heavy the door is without the tension of the spring. The other guy isn't able to lift it above his head. I bet that was well over a hundred pounds coming down in an instant right on his neck.

Where Have People Been Hanging out Since WPD went down? by JFK in WatchPeopleDie

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I only just realized there was an official 2.0 sub today, but I've been over on s/death to scratch the itch. This one seems a lot more active though

WPD archive of 2000+ posts from the old sub by ElonMuskOfficial in Death

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Our hero! It was on zeronet and I figured enough people would want to see it elsewhere too. Thanks for doing this service for all of us!

1955 Le Mans Racing Disaster, the deadliest racing catastrophe in history. 84 killed including a driver and 180 injured. by ElonMuskOfficial in Death

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Sorry about the break, computer's been in the shop.

WWII bomber blown up by its own experimental bouncing "speedee" bomb at low altitude by ElonMuskOfficial in Death

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Correct, the bouncing bomb was first invented by British aeronautical engineer Wallis Barnes to be skipped across water into stationary targets such as boats and dams. It was successfully used in the May 1943 Operation Chastise to blow a German dam. This method was necessary to avoid underwater obstacles like torpedo nets and conventional methods of bombing had been unsuccessful up until then.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouncing_bomb

Bulgarian police uses pepper spray on protestors in front of the parliament. They forget to take the wind into account. by magnora7 in PoliceMisconduct

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I don't really think this is the place for this kind of content, but I do think there should be a place for it. I'd probably make it myself but my account is too new. Maybe someone could make a /s/ftp or something

Jabhat al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Syria) combatants hit with Russian missile by ElonMuskOfficial in Death

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same, but the place is so empty I feel like someone has to post a few links to jumpstart the community

Jabhat al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Syria) combatants hit with Russian missile by ElonMuskOfficial in Death

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I've been posting twice a day to avoid feeling like I'm spamming. Should I post more?

Drunk driver coming out of overturned car, cop shoots him twice in the neck by ElonMuskOfficial in Death

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People need to see stuff like this. Thanks for letting me know, sub'd!

Drunk driver coming out of overturned car, cop shoots him twice in the neck by ElonMuskOfficial in Death

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I'm posting some of the old links from r/watchpeopledie using a snapshot archive website.