Tagged: death

Jonestown massacre

On November 18, 1978, Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones instructed all members living in the Jonestown, Guyana compound to commit an act of “revolutionary suicide,” by drinking poisoned punch. In all, 918 people died that...

400 year-old Dandao sword

Dao is a category of single-edge Chinese swords primarily used for slashing and chopping (sabres), often called a broadsword in English translation because some varieties have wide blades. In China, the dao is known as...

2010 sauna championship

On 7 August 2010, Russian finalist and former third-place finisher Vladimir Ladyzhensky and Finnish five-time champion Timo Kaukonen passed out after six minutes of 110°C heat, both suffering from terrible burns and trauma. According to...

Russian roofers

Russian “roofers” climb to dizzying heights to capture the perfect selfie, becoming internet celebrities along the way. But roofing isn’t just about danger and adrenaline, Kirill Vselensky told VICE News correspondent Gianna Toboni. “It’s a way to have adventure without leaving...

Movies that kill

Here’s a list of 45 films that had on-set deaths. The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time – Mark Twain Across the...

Les Rois des Animaux

Les tigres tuent les belles panthères Les poules zigouillent les vers de terre Les lions massacrent les jolies gazelles les chats dépouillent les oiseaux de leurs ailes Mais de tous les animaux, c’est qui...

Life after death

A trucker in Ohio shocked hospital staff after coming back to life nearly an hour after he lost his pulse following a massive heart attack — but it’s what he claims to have seen...

Chimney unicyclist

Professional Juggler and unicyclist Flaviu Cernescu shows incredible bravery and skill in this video, as he performs atop the 256 meter chimney in Targu Jiu, Romania. The climb up and down the tower shows...

Joel-Peter Witkin

Joel-Peter Witkin (1939) is an American photographer whose work addresses outsider subjects, and depicts people who have historically lived on the margins of society. One of his best known works, Female King (1997), features...