No, the Death clock is in no way accurate as you might have guessed as no one out there can actually predict the actual time of your death. Being clock enthusiasts ourselves we were intrigued to hear that there was a thing like “Death Clock” that claims to predict the death time of people. So we decided to extensively check it out and write an article on it as it is just so interesting!
The Death clock claims to predict the time of your death which is obviously nothing anyone can do. But the platform tries to look into generalized statistics like smokers usually living 6 years less than normal people and subtracting 4 years from your life if you are obese to come up with a weird but specific date predicting your death, which obviously in no way amounts to anything substantial.
You can use the platform more of as a joke rather than an accurate death-time measuring machine, that has some innate knowledge of people’s life expectancy. So you don’t need to get anxious overthinking about getting a death date that you don’t actually like or want.
What Is Death Clock?
It is basically a website that uses some generalized statistics and some basic information that you provide to predict the date and time of your death. Some of the thing that it asks
- Your date of birth
- Your month of birth
- whether you are pessimistic, sadistic, optimisitic or normal
- Your BMI
- Whether you are a smoker or not
An in case you don’t already know your BMI, it also figures it out for you on the platform, all you need to do for this is tell the platform your age, height and weight
How does Death Clock work?
The website gives a countdown in seconds format to tell you how much time you have left. The calculations being made by the website are based on some statistics on smoking and obesity. Which is the reason that the clock asks and provides special bars asking for Smoking and BMI to know about that aspect. And like we mentioned, in case you don’t know your BMI you can easily calculate that too on this very platform
Experimenting with Death Clock
In hopes to better elaborate that the death clock isn’t something genuine, we decided to take it on a whirl and typed in the details of Donald J Trump, the ex-president of the United States Of America, and according to the result we got, he should have been dead a long time ago. The platform said that he should have died on March 13 of 2011. So either the Trump that we see on the news is fake or this platform isn’t legit. So like we said you don’t need to worry about a fake death date that this platform gives you.
Morgan Freeman: We also went on to put the information about Morgan Freeman into the site, and guess what he is also supposed to have died on 13th march 2011. Funnily enough, that is the same date as when Donald Trump should have died, so it is pretty clear that the site is programmed to put out some certain numbers when data of a similar sort is entered
Martha Stewart: Just to make sure, we tried Martha Stewart, and guess what! she died on October 15, 2020, but as we know she is living her life in quite a fun way, and all her fans are still gonna get a tonne more of her awesomeness
All The Death Clock Websites
Unsurprisingly, there is more then just one website that claims to know the time of your death. Some of these sites are as follows
Way Of Using Death Clock
This platform shouldn’t be treated anything more than just a game. So you can use it along with your friends to check out the supposed dates that all of you will be getting. You could check these dates out and consider which one’s the winner by seeing who has the longest lifespan according to their supposed time of death.
Death Clock And Superstition
There are people who aren’t strong enough to clear the superstition out of their head even knowing that this isn’t anything authentic. And nothing of this sort could actually exist. So it could cause them to be anxious for some while. But as we have already mentioned quite a few times. There is no such clock that can predict any such date and time
Death Clock And What It Represents
This website tries to remind you that “that life is slipping away… second by second. Like the hourglass of the Net, the Death Clock will remind you just how short life is.” And it obviously isn’t meant to be taken seriously but rather as a reminder that time doesn’t wait for anyone and keeps on going regardless. Another thing that this platform advocates is that it’s mere existence and fame stands to reason how curious people can be when it comes to knowing the time of their death. There are a lot of people who get anxious finding the date out even knowing that there is nothing substantial to the date being provided by this platform.
Is There An Other, More Accurate Platform Like Death Clock?
There are some other death clocks like the deathclock.org and deathclock.cc but they too aren’t in any way accurate in predicting your death as you might have guessed. There is no clock whatsoever, that can predict the exact time and date of your death. There are however other platforms like Medindia’s “World Death Clock” and Worldometer that keeps track of nearly the number of people that die every moment in the world. So you can give them a look if you want
Clock Death Symbolism
One of the many symbolism that clock is often presumed to carry is that of “Death”. Each and every tick of the clock represents life slowly passing us by without a stop. Life is basically a clock that doesn’t stop as it doesn’t require a battery to power it. And most importantly it doesn’t tick so that the people living them most of the time become unaware of the time grazing their skin and passing by to never ever come back. So there is no sound every second to remind you that the moment gone is not coming back. And the moment has indeed passed
Life within itself trails to death and the passing of each second represents that time goes on for everything and that everything that is alive now will soon see its end, while the soundless clock of time goes on.
Hopefully, this article was an interesting read. If you have any clock-related questions, feel free to use the comment section below. And if you want to know why clocks don’t appear in dreams, we have a great article on just that so do give it a click if you are interested “Why don’t clocks appear in dreams? Clocks and dreams!“. Here is also a link about the history of clocks if you want to give that a look “History of timekeeping devices“