Eric Schmitt-Matzen looks every bit the part of Santa Claus. His 6-foot frame carries 310 pounds, leaving "just enough of a lap for the kids to sit on," he says with a gentle Kringley chuckle right out of Central Casting. The whole shtick is designed to spread joy and have fun. Which it does - except for the role he played several weeks ago at a local hospital.
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A family known for its bedroom curse of failing to perform when it matters most (during intercourse) fell in deadly jaws of the strongest reptile after a Sangoma gave them muthi and instructed them to go and rape a female crocodile.
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A lot of people die climbing Mount Everest and it's too dangerous for the bodies to be removed, so they remain... frozen in the positions and most often places where they died, they often act as grim navigational markers for future climbers. Here's a fascinating imgur gallery of some of the bodies*, with as much backstory as imgur user FuzzieSocks can dig up.
* it goes without saying that if you have a hard time seeing dead bodies, don't click the link. Corpsicles abound.
Monday, Sep 14th 2015 (12:00am)
A healthy former palliative care nurse has ended her life at a Swiss euthanasia clinic after describing old age as "awful". The nurse, who had penned two books on how to care for the elderly, said her career had revealed to her the stark realities of growing old.
No longer able to procure lethal injection drugs like midazolam and pentobarbital due to manufacturer ethics, US states are looking for alternatives on how to off their death-row inmates. Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Utah have settled on their methods, some new, some old.
Tuesday, Jun 2nd 2015 (4:47am)
A charter boat captain and fisherman at Honokohau Harbor died on Friday after he went into the water to spear a swordfish and got impaled, according to the Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources.
Sunday, May 31st 2015 (2:19am)
A 46-year-old man died while canoeing in Loon Lake in the northern suburbs of Illinois Memorial Day weekend after he jumped in the water to try and save a cat. Police said alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the incident.
Some families in China are hiring pole dancers and naked women. Not to entertain the deceased but to get larger crowds to show up. The government does not want this and the country's Ministry of Culture going out of its way to find offenders and fine them.
Thursday, Apr 23rd 2015 (1:38pm)
While shadowing a coroner, some guy came across this ingenious 40-year-old contraption designed to fire 8 shotgun shells into your head simultaneously, and even included a manual dead man's switch/fail-safe just in case the method failed. Pretty clever problem solving there, someone get that inventor a desk and a payche... oh.
A 13-year-old boy died on Oct. 3 after a goat that had been bought to be sacrificed during Eid al-Adha, fell onto him from the sixth floor roof of a building in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir.
A Chicago mother of two was headed to lunch with her fiance in the city's South Loop on Thursday when pieces of a gargoyle fell from a church's facade and struck her in the head, killing her.
Tuesday, Sep 9th 2014 (12:06am)
The film follows two dour unfortunates as they battle a series of misadventures while trying to deliver a coffin to the graveyard. The animated caper is a series of emotional and literal pitfalls for the pall-bearing team, as their journey and relationship unravel on an epic scale culminating in the pair joining the old lady in a trip through the underworld.
Yeah, that's over with. A Kenyan journalist who once offered Bill Clinton a dowry of cows and goats in exchange for his daughter Chelsea's hand in marriage just got offed by an elephant in a fairly gruesome fashion.
Monday, Aug 11th 2014 (6:52am)
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