Tag: death

Moose in Minnesota are dying at a very alarming rate and nobody is quite certain why. There are a few guesses, one being that the moose are suffering from a parasite inside their brain or that weather is a contributing factor [somehow], but really, researchers are just now beginning to gather data for the deaths. […]

I was reading a Reddit thread the other day about a completely different topic and caught wind of this discussion about how Howard Cosell announced (to the world, basically) that John Lennon had been shot to death. Before the age of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, this was how breaking news was made. A […]

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Why do deaths on transit so captivate the imagination of riders, officials and the media? It may have a lot to do with the media’s perception of crime in the subway, but it may also have a lot to do with how the subway is designed specifically to feel familiar no matter what station you’re […]

A woman’s death over the weekend at Six Flags in Texas on the “Texas Giant” rollercoaster is being investigated and the woman’s weight is being put into question. Was she too large for the rollercoaster? “If a person is too large, the harness is not going to work properly.” Translation: If you are obese, rollercoasters […]