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"Kung Pao Pow!!!", Way to Die #365, is the third death to be featured in "The One About Dumb People Dying", which aired on February 8, 2011.


With Mainland China's population being estimated at 1.4 billion people, the deceased end up at a mandatory crematorium run by Chung Lee, who is also a corrupt thief and grave robber. He would strip a dead body of anything of value and then put them in the burning chamber so they can be burned into ashes. His next deceased person was a man with the surname of "Wang", who died of what was thought to be a lightning strike two days earlier, and his burn wound near his heart is visible. After Chung relieved Wang's body of his gold-capped teeth, and set the body in the burning chamber, the body explodes, blasting the metal door off its hinges, flying and decapitating Chung cleanly.

It turns out that Wang didn't die from lightning strike after all. An autopsy would have revealed that Wang died after being struck by a piece of a weather rocket, launched in response to a month-long drought. The canister that releases rain-inducing silver iodide into the atmosphere failed to detonate and hurtled itself back down to Earth, embedding in Wang's chest. Little did Chung know, the explosive was buried deep in Wang's chest, and when the flames in the chamber activated, the canister finally heated up and detonated, sending the corrupt Chung to hell where he belongs for his greedy actions.

"The hole in Wang's chest was far less interesting than the treasure in his mouth. But when Mr. Chung finally put the flames to dead man Wang...he got a mouthful...and then some."


  • Michael Lehr - Chung (lead: intended victim)
  • Peter Hart-wick - Crematory Operator


  • Also called "Exploding Wang" on the Spike TV website.
  • This is one of the two deaths that ends with three exclamation points. The other one is Her Own Damn Fault!!!.
  • This is one of the two deaths that use illustrated plans to explain a situation, in this case why Wand died. The other one is Fatally Gourd.
  • Chung Lee's death is similar to that of Disco Bear's death in Happy Tree Friends segments, "Ipso Fatso".

Segment Nicknames

  • Exploding Wang (Spike TV)

Foreign names

  • Kung Pao Pum! (Kung Pao Boom!) - Latin American dub
  • Chung Pam Pom - Spanish dub
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Weather Rocket that Wang has been hit by.

The top of the rocket

Detonate failure

The canister approaching Wang.

Canister hits Wang's chest

This results in the fate of Wang

Lose...greedy head.