Death by a JOHN

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.
J= Death by a JOHN 
This may not be what you’re thinking or maybe it is. A twenty-three year old construction worker was killed when a portable John (potty), sitting on the fourth floor of an unfinished building, blew over the edge and killed him below. Source. 
Eww and ouch!

This could have been worse. Right? Just imagine someone sitting inside the potty as it fell over the edge and hit the man on the ground.

You just never know. 


  1. One hopes that the potty was unused. That would really add insult to injury.

  2. Oh my! This is one of those terrible deaths you can't help but start to grin when you read it because it is just so odd. Hope no one was inside when it went over.

  3. I bet those things *do* blow over! Why on earth put it up on an unfinished building?

  4. That would be a horrible and disgusting way to die.

  5. Oh wow I read that as if he was in the potty too. Still though....ew.

  6. Hi Teresa - definitely not the best way to go ... but even worse if full ... brilliant device to kill someone off though .. cheers Hilary

  7. Blah, a real crappy way to go. I know people have croaked on the loo too, trying to push #2 free lol

  8. This calls up the Jurassic Park death scene. I'll never recover from that.

  9. That's a bad way to go. Ick!

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  10. I've heard of falling into s___ but never it falling onto you! Ouch!!!

  11. That is certainly one memorable way to go. I bet there were a lot of inappropriate jokes at the wake.
    Good luck with the rest of the A-Z Challenge.
    My theme for the A-Z Challenge is my favourite fictional characters at ElenaSquareEyes.

  12. Oh lordy, you had me going there for a moment. I was thinking, 'John'? is she talking about someone who uses prostitutes?(!) I completely forgot that Americans call loos, Johns. :)

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  13. Either with or without a porta-passenger, this is not a pleasant way to die. What a nasty mess.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  14. I've been enjoying your theme.

  15. Oh dear, that could be double messy! Love these posts :)


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