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PostPosted: 02-05-2012 06:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ha! Beat you to it - see my earlier post... Cool

Ah, that's because when I'm busy (as I was yesterday) I can't be arsed to click on bare naked URLs! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: 02-05-2012 08:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mythopoeika wrote:
Ha! Beat you to it - see my earlier post... Cool

Ah, that's because when I'm busy (as I was yesterday) I can't be arsed to click on bare naked URLs! Twisted Evil


Ah...sorry... Laughing
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PostPosted: 03-05-2012 15:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's interesting that it turns out the young lady who died during the Marathon had been diagnosed with a heart murmur before the race but decided to carry on bravely. She may have not have known the seriousness of her condition or disregarded it because she'd always been so fit and healthy. She'd raised over a million pounds last time I looked too. It's a more socially beneficial version of Diana's tribute mountain of flowers.

If you weren't even diagnosed you would just carry on as normal and do the very activities most likely to do you harm so maybe it's not so surprising that sportspeople suffer from these awful heart attacks/strokes.
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PostPosted: 13-05-2012 00:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet another human is killed by a cockfighting bird:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12393125

It seems to have become a fairly regular occurrence.
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PostPosted: 13-05-2012 00:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yet another human is killed by a cockfighting bird:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12393125

It seems to have become a fairly regular occurrence.


Playing chicken with a cock is a bad idea.
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PostPosted: 13-05-2012 06:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a story from over a year ago!
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PostPosted: 13-05-2012 07:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

D'oh! You're right - I should have checked. Embarassed
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PostPosted: 13-05-2012 08:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It seems to have become a fairly regular occurrence.
Oh dear, what a shame...not.
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PostPosted: 13-05-2012 08:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronson8 wrote:
Mythopoeika wrote:


It seems to have become a fairly regular occurrence.
Oh dear, what a shame...not.


Yeah...it's almost karma-ish.
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PostPosted: 18-06-2012 21:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cricketer Tom Maynard dies after being hit by Tube train

Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard has died after being struck by a London Underground train.
The batsman, 23, from Cardiff, played for his county in the t20 game against Kent on Sunday.
Monday's incident involved a District Line train at Wimbledon Park station.

Police said a man matching Maynard's description ran away after a car being driven "erratically" was stopped shortly before. The police watchdog IPCC is investigating.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "At approximately 04:15 BST on Monday, 18 June, officers stopped a vehicle after it was seen being driven erratically in Arthur Road, SW19.
"The male driver of the vehicle - a black Mercedes C250 - made off on foot. Officers were unable to locate the man.
"At approximately 05:10 BST the body of a man fitting the same description was found on tracks near Wimbledon Park station."

London Ambulance Service medics were called but Maynard was pronounced dead at the scene.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the death was not being treated as suspicious.
The BTP said: "The incident was reported to BTP at 05:03 BST and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.
"A file will be prepared for the coroner."

A statement from the IPCC: "The IPCC was notified of an incident near to Wimbledon Park station in which the body of a man was found on the tracks.
"Prior to the incident, officers from the Metropolitan Police Service stopped a vehicle being driven by a man matching the same description as the deceased.
"Once a formal referral has been received from the MPS an assessment will take place regarding the level of IPCC involvement."

In a statement, Surrey described Maynard as "an incredibly talented young batsman".

Maynard, who came through the ranks at Glamorgan, was considered a rising star in the game and earned himself a place on the England Lions tour to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the start of this year.
He moved to The Oval at the start of last season following his father Matthew's departure from the Welsh county in 2010 after claiming his position had become "untenable".

Surrey added: "His future potential was unlimited, with experts both inside and outside the club predicting he would soon follow in the footsteps of his father Matthew by graduating to full England honours."
Chairman Richard Thompson said: "Our thoughts at this awful time are with Tom's family and friends and all those that were close to him.

etc, etc...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18492564
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PostPosted: 07-07-2012 17:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's always a 'questionable taste' aspect to the stories in this thread, and the death of a small child is unspeakably sad. Nevertheless, this qualifies, I think, as a strange death.

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6-foot-tall tombstone falls on, kills Utah boy, 4

PARK CITY, Utah • A 6-foot-tall tombstone that weighed hundreds of pounds fell on and killed a 4-year-old boy who was posing for photos with family and friends at a historic cemetery in this Utah ski resort town, authorities said.

Carson Dean Cheney was holding onto the headstone Thursday when some metal connecting it to the pedestal broke, said Park City police Capt. Phil Kirk. Some of the children being photographed were not being responsive, so Carson tried to help the photographer — his father — by pretending to be a leprechaun and making them laugh, said Curtis Morley, a family friend. Morley said the boy went behind a tombstone and was playfully poking his head out from behind it when it fell on him.


http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/falling-tombstone-kills-utah-boy/article_b187a510-c842-11e1-92ce-001a4bcf6878.html
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PostPosted: 07-07-2012 17:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not particularly a strange death in and of itself, but unusual circumstances:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18748710

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Ohio diner owner dead hours after serving Barack Obama

A restaurant owner who served US President Barack Obama breakfast on a campaign stop has died hours later.

Josephine Harris, 70, who owned Ann's Place in Akron, Ohio, was taken to hospital after complaining of fatigue and a tingling feeling.

She went into cardiac arrest en route and was pronounced dead shortly after 11:00 EST (15:00 GMT).

Mr Obama arrived at the restaurant at about 08:30, ordering two eggs "over easy", bacon and wheat toast.

The Summit County medical examiner's office said Josephine Harris had died of natural causes and there would be no autopsy.
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PostPosted: 07-07-2012 18:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mythopoeika wrote:
Not particularly a strange death in and of itself, but unusual circumstances:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18748710

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Ohio diner owner dead hours after serving Barack Obama

A restaurant owner who served US President Barack Obama breakfast on a campaign stop has died hours later.

Josephine Harris, 70, who owned Ann's Place in Akron, Ohio, was taken to hospital after complaining of fatigue and a tingling feeling.

She went into cardiac arrest en route and was pronounced dead shortly after 11:00 EST (15:00 GMT).

Mr Obama arrived at the restaurant at about 08:30, ordering two eggs "over easy", bacon and wheat toast.

The Summit County medical examiner's office said Josephine Harris had died of natural causes and there would be no autopsy.


Tea Party Press Release:
Obama Uses Kenyan Witchcraft to steal Life-Force of Ms Harris.
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PostPosted: 08-07-2012 19:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whereas if it had happened with Bush, we'd have just blamed homeland security spooks. Laughing
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PostPosted: 09-07-2012 01:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

The difference being, in the case of Bush, we would have been joking.

Well, most of us would have.
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