Note: Some graphic stories ahead.
1.The shocking fact that the author of good night moonMargaret Wise Brown, died as a result of a high kick.
According to the New York Times, “After she had an appendectomy in France, she was asked by a nurse how she was doing. ‘Grand!’ she replied and delivered a cancan kick. It dissolved a blood clot in her leg, which quickly traveled to her brain. She was 42.”
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2.The tragic story of a 4 year old Brandon Zucker, who was crushed under one of the vehicles during the Roger Rabbit Car Toon Spin ride at Disneyland in 2000. Brandon suffered “severe brain damage” and “never spoke or walked again”. He died in January 2009.
According to the LA timesBrandon tumbled out of a spinning Roger Rabbit cab and became trapped under another car. The vehicle rolled over him and folded his 45-pound body in half. He was trapped for about 10 minutes before being freed, leaving him with severe brain damage. Although he occasionally smiled and laughed, he never spoke or walked again.”
After the state conducted a major investigation into the incident, it was determined that Disneyland employees had “failed to properly load Brandon into the ride — with the smallest child farthest from the cut-out entrance — and not fully lower the lap bar. also ordered significant safety changes to the ride, including sensor-equipped shielding around the underside of each car.
Brandon’s family sued Disneyland and settled for an undisclosed sum to help pay for his medical care.
3.The terrible death of Ilda Vitor Maciel, an 88-year-old woman in Brazil who died after being accidentally injected with soup. One of the nursing technicians reportedly injected the soup into her veins instead of her feeding tube.
According to KHQ“The nursing technician accidentally injected the soup into the woman’s IV drip in her right arm instead of her feeding tube. Maciel’s daughter, Ana Ruth, was with her when the injection took place and said her mother began to squirm uncomfortably and her tongue sticking out as soon as the soup was injected. She said she hadn’t seen her mother so physically distraught since she was in the hospital. Maciel died just 12 hours after she got the shot.”
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4.The fact that MANY people actually go overboard on cruise ships (we’re talking hundreds). And even worse, in the past less than a quarter of them were actually rescued.
According to USA today, “Between 2009 and 2019, according to statistics, there were 212 overboard incidents worldwide involving passengers and crew. Only 48 people were rescued.” Brian Salerno, senior vice president of global maritime policy at the Cruise Lines International Association, explained“I will emphasize that people don’t just fall over the edge. There are railings and they are quite high. It is almost always the result of an intentional act.”
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5.The first firefighter killed after responding to the 9/11 attacks was a man named Daniel Suhr…he was hit by a falling body, someone who had jumped from one of the towers.
According to Jean Suhr RyanDaniel’s sister, “When he was down, his colleagues, other firefighters from his house and other houses helped to resuscitate him. When they closed the ambulance doors, the tower came down. The men from his fire station would have been in there if he didn’t die first.”
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6.In 2018, construction workers in Valdosta, Georgia, discovered HUNDREDS of human teeth BEHIND A WALL. Originally built in 1900, the building was inhabited by a dentist, though no one really knew why all his patients’ teeth were hidden behind the wall.
According to Time“Ellen Hill, director of Valdosta Main Street, said Valdosta is not the first city in Georgia to discover a trove of teeth buried in the walls of a historic building, as Greensboro and Carrolton have found the same.” Hill explained, “I’m not sure if it was common among dentists at the time, but it’s very odd that there were two other people who said, ‘Hey, that happened to us too.'”
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7.The fiery and unimaginable death of the Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Komarovwho crashed to Earth “crying with rage” in 1967. Komarov was the first human to die in spaceflight after the parachute of his capsule, Soyuz 1, failed.
According to NPR“As the capsule began its descent and the parachutes failed to open, the book describes how US intelligence ‘picked up Komarov’s cries of rage as he plunged to his death.’ Some translators hear him say, ‘Heat rises in the capsule.’ He also uses the word “killed” – presumably to describe what the engineers had done to him.
Komarov was honored with a state funeral. Only a broken heel bone survived the crash.”
8.This disturbing video, which recently went viral, shows HOW MUCH TRASH has been left behind and collected by tourists on Mount Everest (which has become a major problem).
Speak with News Weeksaid Tenzi Sherpa, “I think the government should set strict rules for those who leave rubbish (on Mount Everest), and a more effective clean-up campaign project should be held.”
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See the whole video here:
9.The recent tragedy of Cameron Robbinsa teenager and recent high school graduate who fell overboard on May 24, 2023 while on a sunset cruise ship in the Bahamas. Reports say Cameron jumped ship during a challenge. Video of the incident where Cameron swam in the water in near total darkness went viral online.
According to the Independent“The United States Coast Guard and Royal Bahamas Defense Force searched for Mr. Robbins for several days before ceasing their search efforts on Saturday, May 27.”
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10.Also, the recent death of a 23-year-old Russian man who was attacked and violently killed by a shark at a beach in Egypt. The disturbing video of the incident, which went viral on TikTok, showed the man being attacked and yelling “Daddy!”
According to the Independent“The 23-year-old Russian national had gone swimming in the waters near his resort near the city of Hurghada when a shark emerged underwater and grabbed him.” The article continued, “Egypt’s environment ministry later said it captured the shark and was examining it in a lab to try to determine the reasons for the rare attack.”
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11.The existence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, aka prion diseases – a group of “exceptionally rare brain diseases” – which have a 100% mortality rate and affect both animals and humans. An example of this is mad cow disease.
According to the Guinness World Records“These are spread through the ingestion of abnormal proteins called prions. Prions are misfolded, malfunctioning versions of common proteins that have the ability to pass their shape on to the normal versions of the same protein.”
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12.This “omgggg whaaaaat?!?!” video of what a sturgeon’s mouth looks like (SIDE EYE).
The whole video for the full effect:
13.The “incorruptible” body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, a nun who died in 2019 at the age of 95. Four years after her death, her body was exhumed and showed no signs of decay.
According to CNN“When the coffin was exhumed, Lancaster’s body was apparently ‘incorrupt’, which in Catholic tradition refers to preserving the body from normal decay. The remains were intact, even though the body had not been embalmed and lay in a wooden box.” The article continued, “Experts say it is not necessarily uncommon for bodies to be well preserved, especially in the first few years after death.”
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14.The 53-year-old cold case of “trunk lady,” who, thanks to modern DNA testing, has now been identified as Sylvia June Atherton, a mother of five, from Tucson, Arizona.
According to CNN, “On Halloween 1969, St. Petersburg police were called to a wooded area behind what was then a restaurant called the Oyster Bar.” At the time, two children reported seeing two white men in a pickup truck unload the trunk in the field and leave. When officers opened the trunk, they found a woman’s body wrapped in a large plastic bag, police said in a statement. “She had visible head injuries and was partially dressed in a pajama top. She had been strangled with a bolo-tie, police said. Investigators were unable to identify the woman and she was buried as ‘Jane Doe’ in St. Petersburg’s Cemetery Memorial Park.”
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15.And finally, this wild image of what an owl’s ear actually looks like, which is both amazing and looks like something out of a sci-fi horror movie. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Watch the full video here: