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9 Bizarre Ways to Die

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9 Bizarre Ways to Die

By Cassandra Evanas, DivineCaroline

As Grandpa Simpson of The Simpsons will tell you, “Death stalks you at every turn!” And it’s not just through heart disease, cancer, and those other oft-quoted causes. Did you know you could also die by wearing the wrong bra in a lightning storm? Read on for tragic, bizarre, and downright stupid fatal tales.

1. When Good Bras Go Bad
I knew to steer clear of big sheets of metal and barbed-wire fences during a lightning storm, but I didn’t know to avoid my bra, too! It seems odd that one of your instincts should be to unhook and let the girls roam free when lightning strikes, but that’s exactly what two women who died in London should have done. According to the New York Times, they were struck and killed by lightning because of their underwire bras.

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3:31AM PDT on Oct 30, 2013

Thank you :)

2:29AM PDT on Oct 16, 2013

Interesting

5:37AM PDT on Oct 15, 2013

I knew someone who managed to stick the pointy toe of his cowboy boot into the spokes of the front wheel of his chopper while doing about 80mph. He didn't die, but his lower leg had to be amputated & I think he broke his wrist & was hospitalised for a long time. A few years later he escaped relatively unscathed when he drove his car into a tree after dropping a lit cigarette down the front of his shirt. As far as I know he's still driving around out there somewhere...

2:09AM PDT on Oct 15, 2013

Thank you :)

8:34AM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

Knowing about Isadora Duncan's scarf, I intentionally crocheted a 15 footer. Believe it or not, I accidentally left it, probably at an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. So, I crocheted one I couldn't accidentally leave behind - a 20 footer.

12:53AM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

LMAO! Thanks for the laughs! :)

7:05PM PDT on Oct 12, 2013

Oh My Goddess that was funny!!

4:02AM PDT on Oct 12, 2013

*makes mental note to never ever agree to jump out of a cake*

6:18PM PDT on Oct 11, 2013

brassiere ways to die?
I hope I don't win a Darwin Award when I shove off....but then I will never know....or maybe that is what is meant when they say " he went to his reward" when people die?
I wonder if there has ever been a death while clicking on slideshows? Spontaineous Care2 combustion?

5:43AM PDT on Oct 11, 2013

Pay attention to even the unrelated things in life

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