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Death clock

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A death clock is, as the name suggests, an estimate of the time left until one dies. Numerous "death clock" websites can be found online[1] which require one to fill out a bunch of lifestyle information, such as the average number of cigarettes smoked, the number of intoxicants ingested, and the amount of alcohol taken in a specific time period, as well as family health history, the age of one's parents' death, and other such things. Perhaps the most popular death clock website — the creatively and memorably named "" — claims to be "The Internet's friendly reminder that life is slipping away…"[2]

Popular culture[edit]

  • A death clock was parodied in an episode of the animated comedy Futurama, in which Professor Farnsworth invented a clock which displayed the date of one's death simply by the user pushing a button on the device.
  • In an episode of the British sitcom the IT Crowd, the character Roy unknowingly partakes in an online death clock test, which specifies a date and a specific time (3 p.m.) for his death.

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