Owner of the Segway Company Dies in a Segway AccidentJimi Heselden was the owner of the Segway company and an avid practitioner of the two-wheel motorized scooters the company produces. A multi-millionaire, he owned an estate in the countryside of England, and there would ride the rugged country version of the Segway. That particular contraption (as seen to your left) contained such luxuries as a mudguard and extra wide tires with deep treads for going off the road, cause there's nothing like offroading in a scooter.
But one day (recently), while going "off-roading" on the rugged Segway, he literally went off the road and drove off a 80 foot cliff down to his death.
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Green Party Candidate is Killed by an SUVNatasha Pettigrew was a Green party member and was set to be the party's candidate for the US Senate. A successful, well-rounded politician, she also aspired to be an accomplished tri-athlete and she would train tirelessly in the early hours of the morning. Like any eco-friendly Green party candidate she rode her bike whenever she could.
While riding her bike one day she was hit and killed by a driver in an SUV. To add insult to injury, the driver thought she was a deer and just left her on the side of the road to die. She rode all the way home with a bike under her car. That's right, she was driving an SUV big enough for her not to "notice" that she had an ENTIRE BICYCLE under her car. This is when cars get too big.
The police found the bicycle embedded in the undercarriage of the car and the Green Party found its latest political hopes destroyed in one stroke, and one completely unnecessarily long, loud car ride. She was killed in front of her father and half-brother, who survived the ordeal.
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Man Acquitted from Electric Chair Dies in Accidental Electrocution on Metal ToiletIn 1989, convicted murderer Michael Anderson Godwin was awaiting the electric chair for the charges bestowed on him.
The universe decided, then, that the US Criminal Justice system was being a little too slow for it, so as the man was on his metal toilet (a fate horrible enough in of itself) he tried to fix his television. And to prove exactly how great of a decision-maker he was, he decided to bite down on a wire of his television while sitting on this metal toilet. This electrocuted him, using the wet metal toilet as a conductor, and killed him with the voltage.
And the warden, witnesses and the press didn't even have to show up!
Honorable mention to Laurence Baker, also a convicted murderer, who (while serving a life sentence at in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was electrocuted by his home made headphones ("No, I swear these are legit") while watching TV and sitting on a metal toilet.
So word to the wise, next time you're at a metal toilet either in prison or in a beach bathroom, do NOT watch television and do NOT touch ANY wires. Ever.
Man Drowns in Pool During a Life Guard Association PartyIn 1985, the New Orleans lif*guards threw a big party to celebrate the fact that no one had drowned in any pool during the summer season (no, really). A clean, no-drowning record! A GREAT reason to celebrate!
"Hey Mark, guess what?"
"You're never gonna- okay. Get this. No blood on our hands this summer."
"What? Are you kidding me? We NEED to have a party"
But when all the excessive celebrations were over, Jerome Moody (not a lif*guard, but a guest at a party filled with lif*guards) was found drowned at the deep end of the department pool.
Mr. Moody was not a lif*guard, but he was at a party where 4 lif*guards were on duty and another 200 off-duty lif*guards were in attendance celebrating that an entire summer with no deaths... so... yeah.
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Psycho Body Double Killed In ShowerMyra Davis, whose professional acting name was Myra Jones, was involved in the production of Alfred hitchcock’s Psycho. She served as a stand-in for Janet Leigh the woman who (Spoiler Alert for anyone who was born less than five years ago) was killed in the famous shower scene to the horrific, screechy strings.
Years later, in 1988, she was raped and killed by a man who was so obsessed with Psycho’s famous shower scene that he wanted to re-enact it upon Janet Leigh’s body double.
Unfortunately for Myra Davis, the producers of the film had kept such a tight lip on how they shot the scene and which actresses they used that the information the killer gleaned over the years was skewed.
Davis never appeared in the shower scene.
It was another actress, Marli Renfro, who served as Leigh’s body double and subsequently the body that audiences and the killer saw stabbed over and over again on the big screen.
Not only was she killed in the same way someone was in the movie she was most famous for, but she wasn't even IN the scene the killer was trying to emanate.
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