You’ve no doubt been asked the question: “Would you rather burn or freeze to death”. Well, here are a few facts that you might want to consider before you answer next time.
Of course, no logical person would say that they would rather burn to death, but what would freezing to death even entail? What actually happens to you while your body retracts into its icy slumber? Well, it may not be as peaceful as you’d think.
First of all, death by freezing is no walk in the park. In the beginning stages, your brain will divert blood flow from your fingers and other extremities to keep your vital organs functioning. Soon, your fingers may start to turn blue and you will have a hard time moving. The colder you get, the harder it will get to move until, finally, you won’t be able to move at all. In later stages, you may even lose control of your bladder. Couple all of this with the fact that it takes around 20 to 30 minutes to die this way and you have the creepiest and probably one of the most excruciatingly slow ways to slip into the hereafter out there.