The Netherlands has discovered that although legalizing euthanasia might resolve one ethical conundrum, it opens a can of others - most importantly, where the limits of the practice should be drawn.
Gill Pharaoh, 75, who wrote two books giving advice on how to care for the elderly, was not suffering from a terminal disease. She said she had seen enough of old age to know that she was "going over the hill" and wanted to take action to end her life while she was able to do so.
A retired Argentinian professional boxer died in front of a horrified crowd on Sunday after he choked to death during a televised croissant-eating contest. Mario Oscar Melo, 56, was attempting to finish as many croissants as he could in under one minute. Outlets reported that he was on his third croissant when he began choking.
Thursday, Nov 8th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: bashturn
Why would anyone fake their own death? Some seek a departure from royalty, a career as a pirate, or a quiet life after taking down the Third Reich. Usually, they’re chasing an escape from bankruptcy or bad marriages. But for some, it may seem that staging their own death is the only way to feel like they’re alive.
...or rather, was a thing. Canadian rapper Jon James just died while shooting a music video, hanging on to the diving airplane's wing until it was too late to pop his chute. No word on how many bounces he got.
Tuesday, Oct 23rd 2018 (11:17am)
ST. LOUIS • A man who apparently had trouble reaching his food at a drive-thru window at a Jack in the Box restaurant on South Grand Boulevard was killed after he was pinned by his own car.
Tuesday, Oct 9th 2018 (10:38pm)
Ector Rodriguez, owner of the Florence Bowling Alley, was killed Sunday after getting caught inside the pin setting machine. Medical authorities confirmed the victim was dead upon their arrival.
Thursday, Oct 4th 2018 (12:01am)
A man was mauled to death by a bear after he reportedly tried to take a selfie with the creature. As he sidled up, the bear struck and a struggled ensued. A stray dog also stepped in and bit the bear but its intervention failed to deter the larger animal.
Tuesday, Jul 31st 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: obscene news
A dissident Russian journalist reported murdered in Kiev on Tuesday dramatically reappeared alive on Wednesday during a televised briefing by Ukrainian state security about the killing, which they then said they had faked. "I would like to apologize for what you have all had to go through," said Babchenko, who looked on the verge of tears. "I'm sorry but there was no other way of doing it. Separately, I want to apologize to my wife for the hell that she has been through."
Thursday, May 31st 2018 (12:01am) | Thanks: bash
Death penalty states have quite the conundrum on their hands - nobody will sell them the chemicals they need to perform executions any more. In an effort to keep enforcing capital punishment without getting too messy, they are now looking to the Death With Dignity types for inspiration and considering the use of nitrogen to make the process painless for everyone.
'Dr Death' announces plans to launch world's first 3D-printed euthanasia machine complete with detachable coffin - but pro life groups warn it is 'glamorizing suicide.'
A Cirque du Soleil acrobat plunged to his death in front of a horrified audience while performing the routine for the first time on Saturday night in Florida. It was the company's third death in 34 years.
Tuesday, Mar 20th 2018 (12:00am)
A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is "100 percent fatal." Nectome will preserve your brain, but you have to be euthanized first. The idea is that someday in the future scientists will scan your bricked brain and turn it into a computer simulation. That way, someone a lot like you, though not exactly you, will smell the flowers again in a data server somewhere.
Tuesday, Mar 13th 2018 (11:33am) | Thanks: beppo
Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.
Tuesday, Mar 6th 2018 (12:00am)
There is such a thing as Karma, apparently.
Three lions living in Tzaneen Lion and Predator Park, South Africa, were found decapitated in January 2017. Their bodies had been stolen, police believe, to be sold to traditional medicine practitioners in Mozambique. Then, later that year, another big cat was found poisoned and mutilated.
Now, it appears to be the turn of the hunter. Police are investigating the death of a man discovered decapitated and mauled to death by a pride of lions in Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve in Hoedspruit, South Africa.
Sunday, Feb 18th 2018 (5:53pm)
For those of us who can’t stand the thought of creepy crawlies or who jump at the sight of a shadow in the ocean, summer in Australia can be a challenging time.
Deadly snakes, sharks and spiders — you name it, we’ve got it.
But just how deadly are these creatures and how disproportionate is our fear of them? To find out we compiled a list of deaths commonly associated with summer.
What scares you the most?
Select 3 ways of dying from the list below.
Bodies are wheeled in under crisp sheets for disposal in Fisher's alkaline hydrolysis machine, which turns them into liquid and pure white bone. Their bones will be pulverised and scattered off the coast by nearby Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps Base, where they will float and then disperse. "It's great, isn't it?" he says, beaming behind his glasses. "Oh man, it's just the best!" Fisher has the kind of personality you can't help feeling is wasted on the dead.
Ivan Fandino, a veteran Spanish bullfighter, was gored to death when his feet became caught up in his cloak during a festival in France. Fandino, 36, fell to the ground and was gored by the bull known as Burp, according to the BBC.
One person is dead and nine others were hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, state and local officials said.
A professional big game hunter from Tzaneen, Theunis Botha, 51, died on Friday afternoon during a hunt in Gwai, in Zimbabwe, when a member of his group fired at a storming elephant cow and the animal fell on him.
Creative expression is part of what makes us human - why should that end after we've passed on? In Ghana, Anang Kwei and his children help the families of the deceased celebrate the lives of their loved ones with custom-made, handcrafted coffins.
From colorful fish to cars or tools, whatever a family wants to represent an aspect of the life that was, the Kweis family will deliver a fantasy coffin made with care and exquisite craftsmanship.
Tuesday, May 9th 2017 (1:01am)
Several news outlets like USA Today, here in The Guardian, and others are reporting a 23 foot snake having eaten a farmer who was harvesting in his fields. Snopes is calling this story unconfirmed as of late.
Thursday, Mar 30th 2017 (8:10am)
Greatest Showman, The (2017)
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