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Way to Die #817
"Ball 'n Pain"
Name of the death is a pun on "ball and chain"
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"Their party ball popped, and what was left inside looked like an outtake from Humpty Dumpty. Multiple fractures, broken skulls, and severe brain injuries meant one thing-- all the kings medics would never put these two morons together again."
Date May 1, 2002
Location San Francisco, California
Episode this death
was featured in
"Waking Up Dead"
"Fire In The Hole"

"Ball 'N Pain", Way to Die #817, is the seventh death to be featured in "Waking Up Dead", which aired on February 3, 2010.


Terry and Cedric stole a globe riding/zorb ball and play around in it, but are killed after rolling down a mountain at 45 mph (72 km/h), repeatedly hitting their skulls and breaking many of their bones on each other by the time the ball was stopped by a branch.


  • If one noticed something at the beginning of the story, a random person walks by while Terry and Cedric are waking to a zorb ball.
  • This is the only death where the narrator explains the death in the doggerel quote.

Foreign names

  • Esfera Infernal (Hell Sphere) - Latin American dub
  • Rodando colina abajo (Rolling down the hill) - Spanish dub
  • Kugeln vor Lachen (Balls of Laughter) - German dub