A video created as part of a safety campaign by an Australian train company has gone viral. ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ is a catchy song full of silly suggestions that could be fatal such as eating a tube of superglue, selling both of your kidneys on the internet and eating a two-week old unrefridgerated pie. The song also warns against standing on the edge of the station platform and walking across the train tracks. The animation is aimed at young people who are resistant to traditional safety campaigns.
Read by Tina Williamson (Australian Accent)
Study the wordsSafety campaign– a project which aims to reduce danger Gone viral– spread rapidly across the internet Dumb– stupid Catchy– easy to remember, easy to sing Fatal– deadly, lethal Superglue– very strong adhesive Kidneys– internal organs Unrefridgerated– which has not been kept in the fridge Warns– strongly advises Edge– border Tracks– metal rails that the train travels on Aimed– targeted Resistant– immune, not influenced by
Do the takeaway test: Dumb Ways to Die
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- Metro Trains ‘Dumb ways to die’ video goes viral (mumbrella.com.au)