freakish fatalities

Spanish Woman Cut in Half in Fatal Elevator Accident?
  • 23 August 2017
A web site posted an unclear translation of a news account about a grisly incident...
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Man Burns to Death Rescuing Dog from Hot Springs
  • 24 July 2001
Burn deaths and injuries result from people trying to retrieve straying pets from boiling hot...
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The Strange Death of Elisa Lam
  • 14 August 2016
A young woman named Elisa Lam disappeared under mysterious circumstances in Los Angeles in 2013,...
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Did a Man Die Demonstrating a Window’s Strength?
  • 3 November 2000
A Toronto lawyer demonstrating the safety of window panes in a skyscraper ironically plunged through...
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Did Pop Rocks and Soda Kill ‘Little Mikey’?
  • 31 July 2000
A longtime rumor is still bubbling up.
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Golf Club Death Rumor: A golfer angered by a bad shot was killed by the club he threw...
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Death by Saguaro
  • 26 July 2000
Rumor has it a saguaro cactus crushed the same man who damaged it.
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Car Thief Dies in Earthquake After the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, a car thief was found crushed to death in...
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Halloween Trickery Turns Deadly
  • 11 July 1999
These Halloween hanging stunts went terribly wrong.
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Did a Teenager Die Attempting the Ice Bucket Challenge? Did a teenager die attempting the ALS 'ice bucket challenge'?
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Floor Polisher Hospital Deaths
  • 16 January 2001
Did a hospital janitor accidentally cause several deaths by unknowingly unplugging patients' life-support systems?
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Was a Houston Doctor Decapitated by a Malfunctioning Elevator?
  • 14 September 2003
We'd like to think beheadings happen only in campfire tales and low-budget thrillers, but they...
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