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Old 3rd Apr 2017, 22:15   #61 (permalink)
 
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Two in one day. This one is an honourable mention because he survived.

Don't sleep with your electronics

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An iPhone user is trying to raise awareness about the dangers of sleeping with your electronics after nearly getting electrocuted in the night.
Wiley Day, 32, from Huntsville, Alabama, fell asleep with his iPhone charging on the sheet beside him. A few hours later he woke up in agony with bands of pain around his neck and the smell of burning flesh.
"I just thought that's how you die," he told local news station WAAY 31. "I kept yelling, 'Jesus!'"
Day hadn't gotten an iPhone with a dodgy battery. Instead, the dogtags he had been wearing had fallen into a gap between the charger plug and an extension cable, touched the metal prongs, and sent 110 volts through his neck.
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A college student whose father was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks has died after choking during a pancake-eating contest.
Police said 20-year-old Caitlin Nelson died at a New York City hospital on Sunday, three days after participating in the contest at Sacred Heart University

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It seems to be a collection of unfortunate incidents. Are we supposed to laugh derisively at these unfortunates while we feel superior?
Cartoons and comics (do they still have them) were based almost entirely on one of the characters suffering misfortunes. Watch a "Roadrunner" cartoon if you want an example.



11Fan and lomapaseo are correct, we have been just as dumb to a greater or lesser extent, and they are great "don't do this" learning tools.
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A college student whose father was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks has died after choking during a pancake-eating contest.
Police said 20-year-old Caitlin Nelson died at a New York City hospital on Sunday, three days after participating in the contest at Sacred Heart University

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Yeah she was a cutie. I wonder if she'd mind being dug up
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Travis Malouff chokes to death in Voodoo Doughnut shop eating competition
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Another honourable mention

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A Sacramento-area woman is expected to survive after falling 60 feet off a bridge near Auburn in Placer County.


The woman was with a group of friends, walking on the catwalk of the Foresthill Bridge when she tried taking a selfie and fell


The catwalk is closed to the public and illegal to walk on.

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Belgian psychologist who worked with failed asylum seekers among Stockholm terror victims

Perhaps they might to 'work' less with them and instead escort them directly to an exit port.
Apparently anyway she is not a true candidate as she had already procreated....
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 19:07   #68 (permalink)
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A man trying to eat a half-pound glazed doughnut in 80 seconds as part of a Denver doughnut shop's eating challenge choked to death, one of two people who died in such contests this past weekend.
Winners get the doughnut for free and a button saying they won the challenge.
Malouff's death came the same day as that of 20-year-old Caitlin Nelson, who had choked during a pancake-eating contest.
Part of the doughnut was still in Malouff's hand when he turned away from the counter, his face blue, and collapsed. Two customers broke his fall and desperately tried to help him until paramedics arrived.

Malouff died at the scene.
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Tourist dies after posing for picture with cobra that bit him in India | Metro News
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That picture bothers me

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So many train related deaths of late. Don't they teach kids how dangerous they can be any more???
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Fukc' em, doesn't bother me at all. Wouldn't care if every Narcissistic person who wanted to post a selfie on social medic died for being stupid.
They were stupid. They died. No sympathy from me.
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Fukc' em, doesn't bother me at all. Wouldn't care if every Narcissistic person who wanted to post a selfie on social medic died for being stupid.
They were stupid. They died. No sympathy from me.
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Fukc' em, doesn't bother me at all. Wouldn't care if every Narcissistic person who wanted to post a selfie on social medic died for being stupid.
They were stupid. They died. No sympathy from me.
I do feel sympathy but only for the driver of the train.
Because of the sheer stupidly of the victims, he will have to live the rest of his life thinking of what happened.
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Thanks for your contribution
No worries. They were stupid. They died for being stupid.
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I do feel sympathy but only for the driver of the train.
Because of the sheer stupidly of the victims, he will have to live the rest of his life thinking of what happened.
Exactly. And also sympathy for the family of the idiots who died. Being a Narcissist and dying to put a pic on social media of you being Narcissistic while being stupid...
Like I said, fukc 'em

They died because they were stupid. No sympathy.

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Exactly. And also sympathy for the family of the idiots who died. Being a Narcissist and dying to put a pic on social media of you being Narcissistic while being stupid...
Like I said, fukc 'em

They died because they were stupid. No sympathy.
I agree that everyone leaves others behind when they die, and it's tough on survivors.

That picture disturbs me, too, because the broad in the middle looks like she's happy about the "special lighting effect," and the broad on the end doesn't look like she's 13 or 15, she looks like she's in her mid-30s.

However, social media and smartphones might just be an evolutionary step to weed out those too concerned with mating rituals and showing off to be of firm use in continuing the species.

It would be wonderful to have Darwin's take on all this, no?
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Don't they teach kids how dangerous they can be any more???
People protect their kids from everything these days, then seem to be surprised when the kids find out the hard way that moving machinery, electricity, drugs, water, heat, cold etc. etc... are all dangerous.

Darwinism at work in everyday life.
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And sympathy to the people who have to clear up after a fatality.
I know from personal experience that it isn't a nice job, particularly when youngsters are involved.
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Exactly. And also sympathy for the family of the idiots who died. Being a Narcissist and dying to put a pic on social media of you being Narcissistic while being stupid...
Like I said, fukc 'em

They died because they were stupid. No sympathy.
Are you a father? Got a Daughter?

You are certainly not an empathetic human being.
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