Tuesday, 23 October 2007

This week's improbable deaths!

One could have easily escaped my attention, but these two strange deaths in the same week? I just have to comment. To be fair, it's not as if they are that funny; it's the improbability of both tragic events that has wow'd me. Check it out, you'll see what I mean...

1. Man Dies During Reenactment of Historical Battle.

Apparently his opponents lance shattered on impact with the poor knight and a splinter from the "balsa wood" weapon in a moment of sheer against-all-odds improbability entered the eye slit of the victims helmet and went on to penetrate his eye socket itself. Sir Unlucky died a week later in hospital.

Bummer right?

After taking a quick vote with people on-line
at the time of writing (on my MSN list and such) we've all unanimously decided that 'death in battle reenactments' does not qualify anyone for entrance to Valhalla or indeed Stovacore.

Double bummer.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7056583.stm

2. Monkeys attack Delhi politician.

The following is not the kinda' thing you expect to read on the BBC Website;

"The deputy mayor of the Indian capital Delhi has died a day after being attacked by a horde of wild monkeys."

It was a 'this is so awesome I just spat out my morning coffee awesome' moment.

A sad day for the guy's family but still, in all honesty, what a way to go!

Apparently the city has long 'struggled' to counter, what the Beeb dramatically decides to refer to as, "a plague of monkeys" who apparently 'invade' government complexes and temples, snatch food and scare passers-by.

I guess saying there 'are a lot of wild monkeys which get everywhere' was a little short on the elusive X-drama -Sensationalism factor for the BBC...

Well the hoard just progressed from petty theft to murder. Call in CSI...

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7055625.stm

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lance in the eye:

1435 One of the opponents of Don Suero de Quiñones dies in the famous Passo Honroso tournament at Hospital de Órbigo in Spain (dead on the spot)

1559 King Henry II of France dies of getting a lance in his eye during a tournament (spent 9 days dying)

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