Saturday, March 10, 2007

Unusual Deaths

I don't remember what I was searching for the other day but I ended up at this Wikipedia article about unusual deaths (click here or on the title).

Some highlights:

The list goes on and on. Check it out.

14 comments:

Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

Again, Laurie, I am fascinated by the morbid link you have provided. You still need to post that link to the Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse Online Bulletin Unidentified Persons site. That is very sad and disturbing and fascinating all in one.

Hale McKay said...

Thanks for the link - very interesting.

I liked the eagles' pics below.

(Here by way of Serena.)

Sylvana said...

I just heard about Tennessee Williams death a few hours ago on NPR. I laughed when I heard how he died, because I just spent the last 20 minutes hearing readings from his very eloquent journals.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Okay, I am giving up laughing, white hot iron chairs and people who want to bite me. Also bottle caps and horse races.

Serena Joy said...

Once again, you've come through with a Weird Fix for me. I'm really wondering why some guy would get his donkey drunk. I have a feeling I'm better off not knowing. LOL.

Laurie said...

Jen - I was trying to decide between those two posts actually. I think I'll do the missing persons tomorrow. Lovely choices for weekend reading, don't you think?

Hale - Nice to meet you!

Sylvana - I had never heard how he died. That's odd that you just heard about it a few hours ago then read it here.

Old Horsetail - I think I would like to die laughing.

Serena - That one just cracked me up. I would think a drunk donkey would be hilarious.

Lorna said...

I really must send you your own copy of The Book of Bunny Suicides

La Sirena said...

Even though it turns out it isn't true -- the legend of Catherine the Great's death is most entertaining.

Great post. Thanks.

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Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Thats is a good link. I will spend lots of time reading.

Laurie said...

Lorna - It's on my list of must buys as soon as Lent is over. (I keep forgetting to buy it!)

La Sirena - How could I have never heard that one?! I lead such a sheltered life.

Ole Blue - You are quite welcome.

Leslie said...

Gosh, I hope I never make it on that list. Although, I guess you've got to be famous, so...nevermind.

Laurie said...

Leslie - Famous or not, I hope not either.

Grimm said...

Moral of this story? If you are a peasant, don't revolt.

...and I wouldn't be surprised if Rodale WAS bored to death by Dick Cavett.

What I want to know, was that the only win the jockey ever had?

Laurie said...

Grimm - All good points and one good question.