Australian safety ad goes viral

Set fire to your hair. Poke a stick at a grisly bear. Eat medicine that's out of date. Use your private parts as piranha bait. These are, unequivocally, idiotic ways to bite the big one. They're also the lyrics to Dumb Ways To Die by Tangerine Kitten, the song used in a new safety advert by Metro Trains Melbourne.

Dumb Ways To Die accompanies an animated video in which various characters kill themselves in increasingly stupid ways, the final three deaths caused by rather cavalier attitudes to train safety.

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