Posts Tagged 'Death'

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth [video]

Welcome To Life [video]

Destroyed in Seconds [video]

‘The Champ’ Is Officially The Saddest Movie Ever

According to SmithsonianMag.com –

In 1995, Gross and Levenson published the results of their test screenings. They came up with a list of 16 short film clips able to elicit a single emotion, such as anger, fear or surprise. Their recommendation for inducing disgust was a short film showing an amputation. Their top-rated film clip for amusement was the fake orgasm scene from When Harry Met Sally. And then there’s the two-minute, 51-second clip of Schroder weeping over his father’s dead body in The Champ, which Levenson and Gross found produced more sadness in laboratory subjects than the death of Bambi’s mom. “I still feel sad when I see that boy crying his heart out,” Gross says. “It’s wonderful for our purposes,” Levenson says. “The theme of irrevocable loss, it’s all compressed into that two or three minutes.”

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Strange Statistics – Men And Lightning

I just became aware of some unusual statistics concerning lightning strikes. It seems that men are about 5 times more likely than women to be struck by lightning and 5 times more likely to be killed by the lightning strike. This seems to be impossible, or very, very unlikely, but statistics don’t lie.

Check out the NOAA stats HERE.

Google’s 2010 In Review [video]

Why Immortality Would Suck

Cracked.com presents an interesting, insightful article. It outlines 5 reasons why death is preferable to immortality. It is one of Cracked’s best ever.

Read the entire article HERE.

The 5 reasons are :

#5. Evolution Will Turn You Into a Freak

#4. Nobody Can Ever Find Out

#3. You’re Still Getting Older (Mentally)

#2. Time Speeds Up Until You’re Insane

#1. You’ll Eventually Get Trapped Somewhere (Forever)


Man Ride Motorcycle To His Grave

Motorcycle.com reports –

How much do you love riding? Probably not as much as this guy did. David Morales Colon, 22, was shot to death April 22 in Puerto Rico. For his wake, Colon was embalmed and mounted on his Honda…

Continue reading and see a video HERE.

How Deadly Is H1N1? Not Very – Check This Graph

H1N1Deaths from the swine flu (H1N1) are only a fraction of all the other causes of death on this graph, except one – H1N1 barely edged out leprosy!

Go to graph.

 

New Rules Allow Celebs To Die Four At A Time

TheSkunk.org reports –

New rules issued today make it okay for public figures to kick the bucket in groups of four. For years the rich and famous departed this worldly planet in groups of three, according to a press release from the Kharmic Fame Center. “That system had been adequate for the last several centuries,” read the release, “because worldwide, there weren’t that many prominent people and we didn’t want to lose a lot of them at once.”

Continue reading HERE.

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Woman Who Gave Birth To Twins At 66, Now Dead At 69

130243AP reports –

At age 66 she had twins, becoming the world’s oldest new mom – and raising questions about maternity so late in life. Now she is dead at age 69, leaving behind boys not yet 3.

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CEO Beaten To Death

NEW DELHI–More than 60 former employees of an Italian manufacturing company in India have been arrested for allegedly beating to death the company’s local chief executive officer, police said Tuesday.

Read more here.


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