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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Death by ZORBING

I am participating in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge again this year. What is this mysterious blogging challenge you ask? Arlee Bird from Tossing it Out came up with this fantastic idea where bloggers post using consecutive letters of the alphabet for 26 days in April. It grew in numbers, and Arlee now has many helpers. To view other participates of the A-Z event click here.

Odd deaths happen, right? It’s sort of like being at the right place at the right wrong time. My A-Z 2016 blogging journey takes us down the road of Death by Oddity. Come join me. 

Z= Death by ZORBING

Denis Burakov died after he rolled off a cliff in a Zorbing accident. Zorbing is where participants climb inside a “transparent plastic” orb or sphere and roll. If it’s done on a flat plain then there is more control. Not so much down a hill. The story is here.

Note to self, stay away from Zorbing. You are not a hamster. 

And that’s a wrap, folks, for the A-Z Blogging April Challenge AND Death by Oddity. I have a question for you. Be it a normal death or an odd one, what will your famous last words be? 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Death by YEARNING

I am participating in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge again this year. What is this mysterious blogging challenge you ask? Arlee Bird from Tossing it Out came up with this fantastic idea where bloggers post using consecutive letters of the alphabet for 26 days in April. It grew in numbers, and Arlee now has many helpers. To view other participates of the A-Z event click here.

Odd deaths happen, right? It’s sort of like being at the right place at the right wrong time. My A-Z 2016 blogging journey takes us down the road of Death by Oddity. Come join me. 

Y= Death by YEARNING

A prominent physician yearned a little too much for her ex-boyfriend when she decided to enter his house in a unique way. The on again, off again relationship seemed doomed, but that didn’t stop her from trying to enter the boyfriend’s house down the chimney and getting stuck. Her “boyfriend” had supposedly gone to Europe, but had spent one night in the house while she was in the chimney (I’m assuming she was dead). 

Personal items, found outside the boyfriend’s home by her coworkers, clued them in that she'd been there at some point. However, she wasn't found until a house sitter smelled a foul odor in the man’s house and noticed fluids in the fireplace and notified the police. That’s when the doctor's dead body was found wedged in her boyfriend’s chimney. News story here.

Sometimes it’s just best to say goodbye and mean it.

Tomorrow is the last day of the A-Z April Blogging Challenge. Come back tomorrow and answer an important life-to-death question.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Death by an XBOX

I am participating in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge again this year. What is this mysterious blogging challenge you ask? Arlee Bird from Tossing it Out came up with this fantastic idea where bloggers post using consecutive letters of the alphabet for 26 days in April. It grew in numbers, and Arlee now has many helpers. To view other participates of the A-Z event click here.

Odd deaths happen, right? It’s sort of like being at the right place at the right wrong time. My A-Z 2016 blogging journey takes us down the road of Death by Oddity. Come join me. 

X= Death by an XBOX

We all knew this was coming, right? Talk about not "playing" fair. Darrius Johnson murdered his twenty-year-old girlfriend, first by stabbing, then by beating her with their Xbox 360 game console. The reason? He said it was because he had to sacrifice someone under the sign of Taurus, to remove a curse. Read the short paragraph here.

I'm glad I'm a Pisces. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Death by WAKING up at the WRONG time

I am participating in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge again this year. What is this mysterious blogging challenge you ask? Arlee Bird from Tossing it Out came up with this fantastic idea where bloggers post using consecutive letters of the alphabet for 26 days in April. It grew in numbers, and Arlee now has many helpers. To view other participates of the A-Z event click here.

Odd deaths happen, right? It’s sort of like being at the right place at the right wrong time. My A-Z 2016 blogging journey takes us down the road of Death by Oddity. Come join me. 

W= Death by WAKING up at the WRONG time

Now if this doesn't make you want to jump off a cliff for a "normal" death, nothing will. A woman from Kazan, Russia died, then awoke screaming at her own funeral. Devastated by the fact that she was at her own funeral, she died a second time of a heart attack. Reborn for 12 minutes. Her husband has questions. The story is here. 

ONE of my irrational fears is waking up in the grave. Have I been reading and watching too many mysteries? Possibly.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Death can be VENOMOUS

I am participating in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge again this year. What is this mysterious blogging challenge you ask? Arlee Bird from Tossing it Out came up with this fantastic idea where bloggers post using consecutive letters of the alphabet for 26 days in April. It grew in numbers, and Arlee now has many helpers. To view other participates of the A-Z event click here.

Odd deaths happen, right? It’s sort of like being at the right place at the right wrong time. My A-Z 2016 blogging journey takes us down the road of Death by Oddity. Come join me.

V= Death by VENOMOUS Snake
Chef Peng Fan was about to prepare snake soup at a restaurant in China where he worked. His prep earlier had included de-heading a snake. Twenty minutes into the preparation the snake head bit him and Peng Fan died. A blurb here.

I like snakes too much to eat them. You can hate me, but I think they’re cool. If there is blame to give for my attitude, give it to my dad. He taught me appreciate snakes. No fear here.