People sometimes brag about the longest they've survived in Hardcore mode. But I was curious, what's the least amount of time you've stayed alive in Hardcore?
For me, it was less than 5 min. I spawned in a roofed forest. It was the first time I'd ever found that biome in survival. Soon after that came another first, the first time I've been chased by a witch into a pack of creepers having a picnic under a mushroom.
Suffocation death: I glitched at spawn, so I was stuck in the ground up against a mountainside. Gravel had generated above me and fell. I have never experienced this nor seen gravel at spawn generate up high and fall as the world is loading around me.