Unusual causes of death

A friend sent me this story:

Kind of as a joke.

Well, I did a post on something like this when I had a direct, fatal run-in with a goose a few years back (fatal to the goose, that is…and my van’s windshield):

It looks like I didn’t grab the picture of the aftermath of my car’s windshield properly there, but it’s on facebook if one wants to look it up. July 2017… all my facebook posts are public.

Deaths from 2014 in the U.S. from animal encounters:

Don’t get “Bird fancier lung”, y’all


Sounds nasty.

No more landing near footpaths/sidewalks.

Talking about downdrafts -

KBB - Killed By Badger



“Tens of people die each year from bird attacks.”


This is why Liberty went with the emu -

just google Florida Man Dies…


Obligatory “falling off a train going 15 mph.”

Thank you for including the link. I had no idea this was an actual medical condition with a name.

I’ve never had the slightest desire to own a bird so this just strengthens my lack of desire to be a bird owner.

Would you like to learn about the kind of diseases you can get from changing the kitty litter?

I’m actually somewhat familiar since someone I know pretty well was directly affected.


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Ninja’d. And I looked it up to get it just right.

Barton Keyes : Yeah, in the front office. Come now, you’ve never read an actuarial table in your life, have you? Why they’ve got ten volumes on suicide alone. Suicide by race, by color, by occupation, by sex, by seasons of the year, by time of day. Suicide, how committed: by poison, by firearms, by drowning, by leaps. Suicide by poison, subdivided by types of poison, such as corrosive, irritant, systemic, gaseous, narcotic, alkaloid, protein, and so forth; suicide by leaps, subdivided by leaps from high places, under the wheels of trains, under the wheels of trucks, under the feet of horses, from steamboats. But, Mr. Norton, of all the cases on record, there’s not one single case of suicide by leap from the rear end of a moving train. And you know how fast that train was going at the point where the body was found? Fifteen miles an hour. Now how can anybody jump off a slow-moving train like that with any kind of expectation that he would kill himself? No. No soap, Mr. Norton. We’re sunk, and we’ll have to pay through the nose, and you know it.