Saturday, March 22, 2008

What a Way to Go
(lifted from a cbs tv affiliate website)

Legendary dancer Isadora Duncan died on Sept. 14, 1927, in Nice, France. She was riding in an automobile when her long silk scarf became entangled in a wheel. She was dragged out of the car and onto the cobblestone street, and was strangled before the chauffeur could stop.

Playwright Tennessee Williams was using nose spray in his New York City hotel room in 1983, when the bottle cap accidentally fell into his mouth. He choked to death.

1977's "Complete Book of Running" is widely credited with starting the running craze that swept America, and with establishing author and runner Jim Fixx as one of the nation's foremost experts on fitness. He died of a heart attack in 1984 -- while running.

At an after-work party in 1993, Canadian attorney Garry Hoy was showing a group of visiting law students how unbreakable the windows were in the Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower (center). He threw himself against one and it held. He did it again, and it gave way. Hoy plunged 24 stories to his death.

Environmentalist Timothy Treadwell loved grizzly bears so much that he lived with them in Alaska during 13 consecutive summers. In 2003, one of them killed and then partially consumed him, and also killed his girlfriend. Treadwell was the posthumous subject of the documentary film "Grizzy Man."

In 2005, a 28-year-old Korean, Lee Seung Seop, collapsed and died after playing the video game Starcraft for nearly 50 hours at an Internet cafe.

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