A Cirque du Soleil acrobat plunged to his death in front of a horrified audience while performing the routine for the first time on Saturday night in Florida. It was the company's third death in 34 years.
Tuesday, Mar 20th 2018 (12:00am)
A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is "100 percent fatal." Nectome will preserve your brain, but you have to be euthanized first. The idea is that someday in the future scientists will scan your bricked brain and turn it into a computer simulation. That way, someone a lot like you, though not exactly you, will smell the flowers again in a data server somewhere.
Tuesday, Mar 13th 2018 (11:33am) | Thanks: beppo
Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.
Tuesday, Mar 6th 2018 (12:00am)
There is such a thing as Karma, apparently.
Three lions living in Tzaneen Lion and Predator Park, South Africa, were found decapitated in January 2017. Their bodies had been stolen, police believe, to be sold to traditional medicine practitioners in Mozambique. Then, later that year, another big cat was found poisoned and mutilated.
Now, it appears to be the turn of the hunter. Police are investigating the death of a man discovered decapitated and mauled to death by a pride of lions in Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve in Hoedspruit, South Africa.
Sunday, Feb 18th 2018 (5:53pm)
For those of us who can’t stand the thought of creepy crawlies or who jump at the sight of a shadow in the ocean, summer in Australia can be a challenging time.
Deadly snakes, sharks and spiders — you name it, we’ve got it.
But just how deadly are these creatures and how disproportionate is our fear of them? To find out we compiled a list of deaths commonly associated with summer.
What scares you the most?
Select 3 ways of dying from the list below.
Bodies are wheeled in under crisp sheets for disposal in Fisher's alkaline hydrolysis machine, which turns them into liquid and pure white bone. Their bones will be pulverised and scattered off the coast by nearby Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps Base, where they will float and then disperse. "It's great, isn't it?" he says, beaming behind his glasses. "Oh man, it's just the best!" Fisher has the kind of personality you can't help feeling is wasted on the dead.
Ivan Fandino, a veteran Spanish bullfighter, was gored to death when his feet became caught up in his cloak during a festival in France. Fandino, 36, fell to the ground and was gored by the bull known as Burp, according to the BBC.
One person is dead and nine others were hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, state and local officials said.
A professional big game hunter from Tzaneen, Theunis Botha, 51, died on Friday afternoon during a hunt in Gwai, in Zimbabwe, when a member of his group fired at a storming elephant cow and the animal fell on him.
Creative expression is part of what makes us human - why should that end after we've passed on? In Ghana, Anang Kwei and his children help the families of the deceased celebrate the lives of their loved ones with custom-made, handcrafted coffins.
From colorful fish to cars or tools, whatever a family wants to represent an aspect of the life that was, the Kweis family will deliver a fantasy coffin made with care and exquisite craftsmanship.
Tuesday, May 9th 2017 (1:01am)
Several news outlets like USA Today, here in The Guardian, and others are reporting a 23 foot snake having eaten a farmer who was harvesting in his fields. Snopes is calling this story unconfirmed as of late.
Thursday, Mar 30th 2017 (8:10am)
Identified only as "Joji", the 50-year-old Japanese man was buried alive under his beloved X-rated content. Whether he suffocated or suffered a heart attack remains to be established by the coroner, however it was noted that his eyes had popped out of his head.
Here is a bold WTF moment.
Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in east Georgia has died after inhaling liquid nitrogen while trying to save a worker at a sperm bank in Augusta.
Monday, Feb 6th 2017 (9:16pm)
Prisoner Kevin Crehan was jailed in July following an attack on Jamia mosque in Totterdown, Bristol, died on Tuesday, according to prison service spokesperson. The HMP Bristol inmate died while he was halfway through serving a 12 month prison sentence and an independent investigation has since been launched.
Monday, Jan 2nd 2017 (12:01am)
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.
Caution: heavy onions
Thursday, Dec 15th 2016 (12:01am) | Thanks: Jayzon
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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)
Your most productive day of the week?
Nothing! Player's off!
Cloud Atlas (2012)
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