1). Beware avid Video Gamers!
Jeff Dailey (19yrs) and Peter Burkowski (18yrs) both died of heart attacks due to
their fatal obsession with playing Berzerk.
2). More Video Game Addiction
Video gaming also claimed the life of 28-year-old South Korean man Lee Seung
Seop in 2005,after a 50 hour Starcraft session.
3). What Some People will do for a Wii
Jennifer Strange entered the radio station KNDN’s competition “Hold Your Wee
for a Wii,” in which participants had to consume copious quantities of water
without using the bathroom.She died of ‘warter intoxication’ but sadly didn’t win
4). The Comforts of Modern Life
Christopher McCandless had strong contempt for the ‘empty materialism of
American society’ and took off to live in the wild of Alaska,with little to no food or
equipment.With no knowledge of how to live in the wild and no map that would
have got him out of his predicament,he found it so tough that he committed
5). Rock and Roll
An unidentified man in Utah was crushed to death after he parked his
rock crawler truck and got out to take pictures the truck.He lost its
hold and it slide down the rock face rolling over the man.
6). 11,000,000/1 Plane Crash
Plane crashes worldwide claim 1,300 people every
year.Young men are most likely to emerge
from the wreckage alive - and 12 per cent of
passengers who survive the impact will die
from shock later.
7). Death by a speedy
motorcycle to impress his
The blade caused Kahleel’s right
leg rip apart into halves with
only a little skin left behind
joining both.The accident also
caused staggering 12 - 18
bone fractures in his wife.He
later died of infection in his
body.His wife successfully
recovered and in healthy
8). Killed in a Road
Residents of low-density,
communities are more
likely to die in car collisions,
which kill 1.2 million
people worldwide each year,
and injure about forty times
9). Epic jump
Inventor Franz Reichelt tried
to prove that his newest
invention,the coat parachute,
would help you land after falling
from great heights,so he jumped
off the Eiffel Tower,but died in
front of many frightened on lookers.
10). 10,000,000/1 Killed
IN the UK around five people are killed
by being hit by lightning every year.And
men are four times more likely to be struck than
11). Poisoned by Pufferfish
Bando Mitsugoro VIII,a Japanese Kabuki actor,
thought he was invincible and immune from the
deadly poison of the Fugu (Pufferfish) liver.Seven
hours after ingesting four livers,Mitsugoro was dead.
12). Testing the Glass
Gerry Hoy set out to prove that the glass in his 24th
story office was unbreakable,and so it was for the
first attempt of slamming his body up against it,but
he wasn’t so lucky on the second attempt - actually
it wasn’t the glass that broke - the window pane
popped out,and is the reason he fell to his death.
13). 685,000/1 Drowning in the Bath
A Higher percentage of people drown in their bath
water than in public swimming pools,with young
children and the elderly most at risk.Around 25
babies drown in baths every year.
14). Skier dies sliding down Italian piste
Feb 2008 - David Monk,46,died from severe head and chest injuries when he
careered straight into barriers at the bottom of the piste in Sauze d’Oulx.
15). Snowboarder dies in Mountain Fall
Feb 2008 - Robert Bruce,39,a British anaesthetist was killed after falling 30m
(120ft) from rocks while snowboarding in the Val d’Isere in the French Alps.He
was only a few yards off-piste but had taken a corridor never used by locals or off-
piste guides and he fell onto rocks.
16). 300,000,000/1 Shark Attack
Around 40 people are killed every year from shark attacks,with the numbers
increasing as more people take holidays on coasts where sharks live.
17). Decapitated by a helicopter blade
Vic Morrow,a tough-talking actor known for his role in the TV series Combat! was
killed in July 1982,in a tragic accident on the set of Twilight Zone: The Movie.
When the pyrotechnics exploded,the helicopter’stail was severed,causing it to
crash.The blades decapitated Morrow and a child actor
18). Handcuffed to a tree
2002: Richard Sumner,an artist suffering from schizophrenia,committed suicide
by handcuffing himself to a tree and throwing the keys away.His skeleton was
discovered three years later by a hiker walking her dog.
19). Fatal Internet Gaming
2005: 28-year-old South Korean,Lee Seung Seop,collapsed of fatigue and died
after playing Starcraft for almost 50 consecutive hours in an Internet cafe.
20). 5,000,000/1 Scalded by Hot Water
Children under five are most at risk,with 126 accidents reported every year in
Britain.In Japan,around 150 people die from hot water scalding every year.
21). 250,000,000/1 Falling Coconut
Coconuts apparently kill around 150 people every year.Falling from a height of
80 feet,they can build up an impact speed of 50 mph.
22). Died Playing an Electric Guitar
One of the musicians left his guitar unplugged after rehearsing one night.The
day after,his little brother plugged the guitar into the air conditioning connection
on the wall and when he turned on one of the Volume controls,he had an electric
shock that pulverized his body.
23). Man dies of Bestiality
2005: Kenneth Pinyan of Seattle died of acute peritonitis after submitting to anal
intercourse with a stallion.
24). 3,000,000/1 Dying from Food Poisoning
More than 79,000 cases of food poisoning were reported last year in the UK,
while every year around 200 people die as a result of eating contaminated food.
25). Eagle dropped a tortoise on his head
Bald headed,Aeschylus,was a Greek playwright back in 500 BC.According to
legend,eagles picked up tortoises and attempt to crack them open by dropping
them on rocks.An eagle mistook Aeschylus’ head for a rock and dropped it on
26). Deadly twist
Isadora Duncan was leaving an appearance on September 14,1927,when her
trademark long scarf got caught in the wheel axle of her new convertible.She
died of strangulation and a broken neck at age 50.
27). Body discovered 20 years after death
1984: An unidentified man died of presumed natural causes in the unfinished
Tokyo apartment building in which he had been squatting for 11 years.His
decomposed remains were discovered 20 years later,on June 1,2004 with a
newspaper dated February 20,1984 by his side.
28). Died Changing a Light Bulb
Claude François was a French pop singer in the 1960s.He was electrocuted in
the bathroom of his Paris apartment as he tried to fix a broken light bulb while
standing in a water-filled bathtub.
29). Shot whilst filming
Brandon Lee,an aspiring actor and the son of martial arts star Bruce Lee,was
killed in a freak accident on the set of The Crow on March 31,1993.Tragically,
the handgun used in the scene had a real bullet lodged in its barrel,which was
propelled out by the force of the blank being shot.Lee was hit in the abdomen
and died later that day.
30). 9,300,000/1 Dying in Terrorist Attack
In 2005 there were 651 significant international terrorist attacks
worldwide,killing nearly 2,000 people.
31). Killed by an asteroid
In 1980 UK government scientists calculated that
that one member of the public would be killed
by an asteroid every 7,000 years.
32). 2,000,000/1 Dying after
Falling out of Bed
IN Britain around 20 people die
from falling out of bed every
year,with the young and the
elderly most at risk.
Dying from Falling
Off a Ladder
On average 15 people
die from falling off
ladders every year in
1,200 suffer serious
of all falls happen off
Barb to the
personality and naturalist
known as The Crocodine
Hunter,died when his
heart was impaled by a
short-tail stingray barb
while filming a documentary
entitled “Ocean’s Deadliest”
in Queenland’s Great Barrier
2006: Alexander Litvinenko,a
former FSB operative and Russian
expatriate who had been investigating
the murder of Russian journalist Anna
Politkovskaya,was intentionally poisoned
with polonium-210,an extremely rare
36). Man eats Man
2001: Bernd-Jürgen Brandes was stabbed
repeatedly in the neck and then eaten by Armin
Meiwes.Before the killing,both men dined on
Brandes’ severed penis.Brandes had answered
an internet advertisement by Meiwes looking for
someone for this purpose.
37). Left to the Perils of the Sharks
1998: Tom and Eileen Lonergan were stranded while
scuba diving with a group of divers off Australia’s
Great Barrier Reef.The group’s boat accidentally
abandoned them due to an incorrect head count
taken by the dive boat crew.The couple was left to
fend for themselves in shark-infested waters.Their
bodies were never recovered.
38). Didn’t get to the bathroom in time.
Tycho Brahe,was an important Danish astronomer of
the 16th century.He made matters worse by drinking
too much at dinner,and was too polite to ask to be
excused.His bladder finally burst,killing him slowly
and painfully over the next 11 days.
39). Author of the best selling “Complete
Book of Running,” died while jogging.
Jim Fixx’s book started the jogging craze of the 1970s.One day he started
jogging and had only gone a short distance when he had a massive coronary.His
autopsy revealed that one of his coronary arteries was 99% clogged,another was
80% obstructed,and a third was 70% blocked....and that Fixx had had three other
attacks in the weeks prior to his death.
40). Founding father of the organic food movement, dies
while discussing the benefits of organic food
Jan 1971 - Jerome Irving Rodale,creator of “Organic Farming and Gardening”
magazine died on the “Dick Cavett Show”,while discussing the benefits of