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One for the Darwin Awards

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Jordinho, 7 Apr 2016.

  1. Jordinho

    Jordinho Bill Brown Staff Member

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    A pop singer collapsed and died in the middle of her performance, 45 minutes after she was bitten by a cobra.

    Irma Bule, 29, was dancing on stage in West Java, Indonesia, when she accidentally stepped on one of the snakes she used in her act.

    She believed the King Cobra snake had been de-fanged but somehow it injected its venom into her when it bit her on the thigh.

    Although Irma was reportedly offered antidote, she is said to have refused it and carried on performing after a snake handler pulled the animal away.

    However, the poison in her bloodstream made her start vomiting and and have seizures as she gave the concert in the village of Karawang.

    The distressing video shows the moment staff try to save Irma from the snake, named Rianti.

    Irma was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

    http://metro.co.uk/2016/04/07/singe...5800753/#_ga=1.195858984.521942374.1426017695
     
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    Jordinho Bill Brown Staff Member

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    Man dies charging iPhone while in the bath

    man was electrocuted as he charged his mobile phone while in the bath, an inquest has heard.

    Richard Bull, 32, died when his iPhone charger made contact with the water at his home in Ealing, west London.

    A coroner ruled his death was accidental and plans to send a report to Apple about taking action to prevent future deaths.

    Safety campaigners have warned about the dangers of charging mobiles near water following the inquest.

    Mr Bull is believed to have plugged his charger into an extension cord from the hallway and rested it on his chest while using the phone, the Sun reports.

    He suffered severe burns on his chest, arm and hand when the charger touched the water and died on 11 December, the newspaper said.

    Assistant coroner Dr Sean Cummings, who conducted the inquest at West London Coroner's Court on Wednesday, is to write a prevention of future death report to send to Apple.

    Charity Electrical Safety First said the death highlighted some of the dangers of having electrical appliances around water.

    Product safety manager Steve Curtler said people "will not get electrocuted" from a mobile appliance such as a laptop or mobile phone if it is not being charged.

    Such devices typically have a low voltage of 5V to 20V so "you probably wouldn't feel it" if they came into contact with water, he added.

    However, connecting a mobile phone to a charger plugged into the mains electricity supply increases the risk of harm.

    "Although the cable that is plugged in to your phone is 5V, somewhere along the line it's plugged into the electricity supply and you're reliant on that cable and a transformer to make sure you don't get into contact with the main voltage," said Mr Curtler.

    He said cheap, non-branded chargers may not offer such protection, but even with genuine chargers you are still taking an unnecessary risk.

    "You're wet which conducts electricity a lot better, you're in the bath with no clothes on so skin resistance is less. You're vulnerable in the bathroom."

    'Risking death'
    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) warns against using any electrical appliance in the bathroom.

    Public health adviser Sheila Merrill said: "People need to be aware of taking an electrical appliance into the bathroom.

    "The advice has always been given with regard to hairdryers and radios - not to use in the bathroom.

    "If you got any appliance attached to the mains electricity circuit you have to be aware there is a danger there.

    "You're risking death. Electricity and water don't mix, but with particularly with phones, people don't probably always think about it.

    "It's not advisable to use them while they're plugged in, particularly in a bathroom situation."

    She said ROSPA did not see this type of accident on a "regular basis" and most mobile phone manufacturers cover the electric shock risk in their safety handling support advice.

    However, with a lot of mobile phones the advice does not come with the instructions you receive in your hand, she added.

    Apple did not respond to requests for a comment.

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  3. Moby

    Moby Steffen Iversen

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    SteveAWOL Tom Huddlestone

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    Moby Steffen Iversen

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    Love how she’s blaming the driver, for the fact she walked in front of a car whilst updating her tacotergram with whatever she’s had for fudging breakfast.
     
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    Glenda's Legs John Lacy

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    Silly girl.
    Although, something doesn't ring quite true about the story.
     
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    SteveAWOL Tom Huddlestone

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    Imagine being bumb enough to climb over a barrier at a zoo in order to take a selfie with a jaguar cat :confused: At least the aftermath was filmed, so she can now have her 15 minutes of fame.



     
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    parklane1 Tommy Harmer

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    What a fudging idiot.
     
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    Jordinho Bill Brown Staff Member

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    Daisuk Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Ah, that guy. This just had to happen sooner or later. What a fudging nutcase.
     
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  11. Baleforce

    Baleforce Paul Miller

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    what if it was sabotage, to stop him uncovering the truth that the neocon's don't want us to know man...
     
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    scaramanga Sonny Walters Staff Member

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    Probably flew into that massive fudging ice wall.
     
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    Daisuk Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    ... while taking photos of it, but unfortunately, the SD card on his camera was damaged as well. :p
     
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    johnola Terry Fenwick

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    Gonna keep an ear out for the Iranian guy who licked the shrine in Qom.
     
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    Man, 30, Dies After Attending a ‘Covid Party,’ Texas Hospital Says

    “I thought this was a hoax,” the man told his nurse, a hospital official said.

    A 30-year-old man who believed the coronavirus was a hoax and attended a “Covid party” died after being infected with the virus, according to a Texas hospital.

    The man had attended a gathering with an infected person to test whether the coronavirus was real, said Dr. Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, where the man died.

    She did not say when the party took place, how many people attended or how long after the event was the man hospitalized with Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The man was not publicly identified.

    The premise of such parties is to test whether the virus really exists or to intentionally expose people to the coronavirus in an attempt to gain immunity.

    Dr. Appleby said the man had told his nurse that he attended a Covid party. Just before he died, she said the patient told his nurse: “I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not.”
     
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    scaramanga Sonny Walters Staff Member

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    richie_spur David Bentley

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    WTF is a gender reveal party anyway? Why would anyone else give two flying fudges what gender someone else's sprog is? Let alone bother going to a party to find out.

    If you want to tell me what gender it is, just do it, but just understand that I don't care - it's not my kid. Don't expect me to act surprised or even vaguely interested if it is a boy or a girl. If it's part canine as the woman is a bit freaky or if it is a small reproduction side table then that is interesting but a boy or girl isn't. Wait till you get to the maternity ward, the place is full of boys and girls.

    Back to the story: the only downside I can see is he managed to spread his seed before he blew himself up...
     
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    scaramanga Sonny Walters Staff Member

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    That's very true, but at least he's now stopped creating burdens.

    I don't even remember being particularly interested in the gender of my own children.
     
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    Seedy Ron Michael Carrick

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    scaramanga Sonny Walters Staff Member

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