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Ways to Die in Oregon Trail

Try to guess all the ways you could die in the video game "Oregon Trail".
Last updated: September 10, 2018
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Body temperature too high
Fever
Generic disease caused by unclean water
Dysentery
A disease that people are vaccinated for now
Measles
A disease that is no longer endemic in the U.S.
Typhoid
Infection caused by drinking unclean water
Cholera
Simply lacking the strength to go on
Exhaustion
Failing to make it across the Platte or Columbia
Drowning
Killed by a specific animal
Snakebite
Type of injury
Broken Arm
Type of injury
Broken Leg
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level 75
Jul 3, 2018
I think it's spelled "dysentery".
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level ∞
Jul 3, 2018
Fixed
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level 79
Jul 3, 2018
Oooh could you please still accept "dysentry"? For some weirdest reason I always thought that was how it was spelled.
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level ∞
Jul 4, 2018
Okay
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level 74
Jul 3, 2018
Wikipedia: "Each year in the United States, about 400 cases [of typhoid fever] are reported and it is estimated that the disease occurs in about 6,000 people."
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level ∞
Jul 3, 2018
Changed present to endemic. There are only sporadic cases in the U.S.
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level 59
Jul 3, 2018
I recently considered making this one because I had Oregon Trail in one of my history quizzes.
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level 71
Jul 3, 2018
I wanted to suggest accepting typhus, but apparently it's a different disease. Need to study more ...
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level 74
Jul 3, 2018
I believe typhoid was so named because the symptoms resembled those of typhus - but, as you mentioned, it's a different disease.
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level 67
Jul 4, 2018
Tad more flexibility on the spelling of the two diseases (that are hard to spell) would be nice. Genuine question for the last two, did a lot of people die from those specific injuries? I did try something along those lines but wasn't specific as to regards of the location.
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level 73
Jul 5, 2018
With broken bones, it is usually some kind of infection that ultimately did you in.
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level 75
Jul 11, 2018
I tried broken bone but didn't think the answers for injury would be so specific. I also tried: gunshot, arrow, cut, infection, child birth and a whole litany of other things.
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level 27
Oct 5, 2018
The answers are directly from the game, The Oregon Trail; I suppose that's why they are specific. I just played it recently for old times' sake so I should have gotten them all, only, I reached Willamette Valley without losing a single passenger. Worst that happened, Cap got dysentery and Bucky got a broken arm. Go figure.
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level 71
Jul 10, 2018
Can we accept 'drown' for 'drowning'?
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level 49
Oct 5, 2018
The description doesn't need to end with a question mark.
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level ∞
Oct 5, 2018
I'm Ron Burgundy?
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level 27
Oct 5, 2018
It would explain your infinite level?
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level 43
Oct 5, 2018
Anyone else remember the answers from the American Dad episode where they do the Oregon Trail in real life?
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level 50
Oct 5, 2018
I remember because I play the game each night. I have died of all of these at least 10 times. I need a life.
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level 62
Oct 5, 2018
I was thinking of "fatigue" instead of "exhaustion". How about that?
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level 44
Oct 6, 2018
Good quiz! I hadn't realized that so many people played that game (I haven't for years, but I used to love it). Quick question though: couldn't you die from being shot in that game? I know you have a source, but I clearly remember having been told that one time while hunting I had accidentally killed one of the people in my "family." I don't know, it has been a while.
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level 55
Oct 6, 2018
Pretty sure there were more ways than this to die. But perhaps I'm thinking of Oregon Trail 2 which I played much more than the original. It's also possible that I'm thinking of all the books I've read, too.
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level 19
Oct 8, 2018
You would've thought Starvation and Dehydration would be there somewhere
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level 47
Oct 9, 2018
Sheesh, tried drown, drowned, but not 'drowning.' Oops.