Unless you're a thrill seeking adventure-type, most of us rarely finding ourselves faced with the possibilty of death in our daily lives. While the chance is always there, death is more of a looming inevitability for most people rather than a day-to-day confrontation. If you work in a dangerous field or have a hobby that involves dangling off buildings for the followers then you might have more dinner party stories than most people about the silliest or most embarrassing way your life almost ended.
While it might be fun in the moment to try to pet the shark you found while surfing, imagining a headline that reads "Surfer, 23, Dead After Trying to Make Friends With Shark" might not be the legacy you worked for. So, when a Reddit user asked, "What is the stupidest way you almost died?" people were ready to share the experience that make them face their mortality in the dumbest way possible.