Death by Stupidity: The 1001 Most Ridiculous, Bizarre and Astonishingly Idiotic Ways People Have Kicked the Bucket

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Ulysses Press, 2009 - Humor - 317 pages

If the stories weren’t true, you would never believe that these 1001 people managed to die in such utterly absurd ways--but they did. The ultimate cautionary guide on what not to do, Death by Stupidity offers snappy tellings of surprisingly hilarious incidents.

The woman who drank herself to death with water in a contest that required her to hold her pee longer than the other contestants

The mechanic who blew himself up trying to open a rocket-propelled grenade with a sledgehammer

A woman felled by flying lettuce

An octogenarian who bought the farm while riding a shopping cart

The convicted killer who turned his toiled into a homemade electric chair by sitting on it and repairing a television at the same time

Includes Top Ten ways people have died involving alcohol, sex, pets, crime, wild animals, DIY projects and more...

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About the author (2009)

David Southwell has written numerous strong selling UK books on true crime and other topics. He has 15 years experience as a journalist and is well placed to write about the funny side of fatality having recently received a number of death threats from organized crime groups who did not find his chronicling of their activities too amusing.

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