Call Me Stormy

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Dumb Ways to Die

Set fire to your hair. Poke a stick at a grizzly bear. Eat medicine that’s out of date. Use your private parts as piranha bait.

Yes, there are many dumb ways to die. This musical animation recounts a few of the funniest possibilities, while delivering a valuable public service message admonishing the public to be cautious around moving trains. John Mescal created the short for the Melbourne Metro Lines in Australia, and it has gone viral — more than 14 million views at last count.

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