Death by Stupidity: The 1001 Most Ridiculous, Bizarre and Astonishingly Idiotic Ways People Have Kicked the Bucket
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Death by Stupidity: The 1001 Most Ridiculous, Bizarre and Astonishingly Idiotic Ways People Have Kicked the Bucket

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If the stories were not true, no one would believe that these 1001 people managed to die in such utterly stupid yet highly amusing ways—but they did.

From the woman who drunk herself to death with water trying to win a contest that required her to hold in her wee longer than the other contestants to the convicted killer who turned his toilet into a homemade electric chair...more
Paperback, 315 pages
Published January 20th 2009 by Ulysses Press
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Jessica Oban
I've always been really interested in how people die. I read Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die which was brilliant, and moved on to this book. Which is well... um, tasteless is the wrong word because we're dealing with a tasteless subject. But really rude and disrespectful.

For example, the stories in the book have headlines like "Cop Killer," which isn't so bad, but what is, is "Suicidal Nut," "Top Ten Ridiculous Suicides", and "Beam Me Up, Nutty" are just a few. With the s...more
There is no shortage of stupid ways to die, as this book demonstrates. But a significant number of the deaths were due to sheer bad luck. I mean really, *really*, bad luck. Rachel Greenaway, for example, drowned in just 12 inches of water after tripping and falling headfirst into her ornamental pond. She knocked herself unconscious when she hit her head in the fall. Or how about the English tourist who proclaimed "This looks like the best vacation we've ever had!" moments before slipping while c...more
Should have guessed by the title that this was going to be very irreverent, to say the least, but we shouldn't joke it up quite this much. These people weren't really ALL suicidal, so show a little respect for their . . . stupidity, since it took them out.
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