Metro’s “Dumb Ways To Die” Takes Over YouTube, Talks Train Safety [VIDEO]
A new video from Australia is preaching the virtues of train safety while offering you a song you can hum to and from the station.
“Dumb Ways To Die” is a new 3 minute song produced by Melbourne’s metropolitan rail service, Metro.
The little colorful characters do a variety of stupid things, including using a fork to get their toast, let psychos into their home, poke grizzly bears… or in one special case, press a little red button.
WIth wonderfully morbid lyrics and a message that leaves you guessing (like the first minute of Kevin Nealon’s PSA for No Kill Los Angeles), the video has become a hit in Australia and has amassed nearly 14 million views in a week.
The song does carry a strong message, though. Last year in New York City, 146 people were struck by subway trains, and 47 were killed.