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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:38 AM
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True/False-weird death rumors (Man killed by cactus)
http://spotlight.encarta.msn.com/Features/quiz_373_unus...

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The actress Shirley Eaton did not meet the same fate as the woman she portrayed in "Goldfinger," whose boss, Auric Goldfinger, rewards her betrayal of him by covering her entire body with gold paint and leaving her to die. It was widely believed at the time the 1964 movie was filmed that you could die from "skin asphyxiation" if your entire body was covered in paint, and a patch of Eaton's abdomen was left unpainted as a precaution during filming. However, there is no truth to this myth. Blocking your pores will prevent perspiration, and toxins from the paint can be absorbed into your body, so it can be potentially harmful -- but since you don't breathe through your pores, you won't suffocate. Eaton suffered no ill effects from being painted gold and went on to make several more movies.
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In 2004, a 24-year-old man was found dead in his trailer home in Kent, Wash., with shards of glass from a lava lamp embedded in his chest -- one of which had pierced his heart. He had apparently been watching the lamp as it heated up on the stove when it exploded. Why was he heating his lava lamp on the stove? The answer to that question, sadly, died with the victim.
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Zachary Taylor (Image credit: Hulton Deutsch) The 12th president, Zachary Taylor, fell ill after eating cherries and milk at a blistering hot Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C. He died on July 9, 1850. However, this doesn't mean that cherries and milk are a deadly combination; most likely, one or the other was contaminated with cholera, typhoid or some kind of food-borne bacteria.
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In fact, several men have died after marathon video-game sessions, particularly in 24-hour cybercafs that are popular gaming venues in Asian countries. In South Korea, a 24-year-old man died of exhaustion after playing for 86 straight hours in 2002; and a 28-year-old man who had recently lost his job because he spent too much time playing Starcraft died of heart failure in 2005 after a 50-hour session. A 27-year-old Taiwanese man reportedly passed away in 2002 after playing video games for 32 hours, and in 2007, a man fainted in a Chinese cybercaf after three straight days of gaming. Perhaps these cybercafs should impose a time limit.
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Beer Brewing Process (Image credit: Microsoft Corporation) On Oct. 17, 1814, a ruptured tank at the Meux and Company Brewery unleashed more than 3,500 barrels of beer onto the streets of London, creating a wave of beer that knocked down walls, flooded basements and demolished houses. Eight people drowned. The ninth died of alcohol poisoning, after attempting to stop the flood by drinking the beer.
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LifeSavers were invented in 1912 by Clarence Crane, a Cleveland-area chocolatier who was looking for a candy that wouldn't melt in the summertime. The original LifeSavers were peppermint flavored and marketed as breath mints -- and it was the shape that inspired the name, rather than the other way around. Ironically, one of Crane's children did meet a tragic fate well after the candy was invented: his 32-year-old son, Hart, died in 1932 when he leapt into the Caribbean from the stern of an ocean liner and drowned.
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A woman did not die on her wedding day after multiple tanning salon visits damaged her internal organs. Variations of this cautionary tale have circulated by e-mail for several years. A young woman wants to look good for her wedding or other formal event, but is told at the tanning salon that she is limited to 30 minutes a day. Eager to achieve a "healthy glow" in time for the big day, she visits every tanning parlor in town over the next few days, maxing out her time at each one. At or soon after the event, the woman emits a foul odor and/or dies, and it is discovered that she has essentially cooked or microwaved her internal organs.

While tanning, either naturally or on a tanning bed, can cause skin cancer or eye damage, it cannot harm your organs. UV rays and microwaves are two different things, and UV rays cannot cook you from the inside out.
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George Reeves, star of the 1950s TV series "The Adventures of Superman," did die under unusual circumstances, but not by jumping off a building. On June 16, 1969, Reeves was found dead in an upstairs bedroom in his home during a party. The 45-year-old actor had been shot in the head, apparently by his own hand. While there has been some speculation that Reeves was murdered rather than committed suicide, there is little evidence to back up that theory. He was most likely depressed over the end of the Superman series and his inability to find other acting roles.
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It is true that a teenage boy accidentally hanged himself while participating in a Halloween stunt at a haunted hayride. In fact, such an accident has happened more than once, according to various newspaper reports. In each instance, the young man either misjudged the distance between the noose and the ground, or the noose tightened unexpectedly.
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Saguaro Cactus (Image credit: Phil Lauro/ProFiles West) In 1982, David Grundman and his roommate went out into the Arizona desert with guns and took a few potshots at the giant saguaro cactuses that are native to the area. It is illegal to harm these slow-growing giants, which are a protected species. They can live up to 200 years and eventually reach heights of 50 feet and weigh up to 8 tons. After felling a few smaller specimens, Grundman shot repeatedly at a 26-foot cactus, severing a 500-pound limb, which fell on him. The main trunk subsequently toppled over right on top of him, crushing him to death.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:50 AM
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1. David Grundman is immortalized in song
The Austin Lounge Lizards did a song about him "Saguaro".
Too bad there's no youtube video.
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