Death stories

 
We all know our days are numbered. (Well, unless this pans out — fingers crossed!) So, is there any benefit to being constantly reminded of that? The Life Expectancy Timepiece by David Kendrick is one way to find out: it displays your "actuarially determined lifespan," giving you a rough idea of how long you've got left.
 
Boing Boing cut together 70 (by my count) classic video game deaths in this two minute video, which also features a beautiful 8-bit cover of Mad World, by Tears for Fears. Come for Battlezone, stay for Mortal Kombat, and leave thankful for the pronounced lack of Battletoads.