Category:
Death

Killer Rat



Our beloved Chuck Shepherd had a category in NOTW that might even have been finally considered "no longer weird." DOG SHOOTS OWNER.

But so far as I know, he never had a rat pulling the trigger.

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 19, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Animals, Death, Children, 1920s, Weapons

“Die British and Remain British”

The 1930's version of British remainers.

The Monroe News-Star - Oct 1, 1934

Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 26, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Death, 1930s

Bodies as fertilizer

Sounds logical to me. Though I notice that Dr. Henderson Smith came out with his idea in late 1973, a few months after Soylent Green had been in theaters. Was that the source of his idea?

Honolulu Advertiser - Aug 10, 1973

Posted By: Alex - Thu Dec 20, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Death, 1970s

Follies of the Madmen #400



And just as lethal!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 10, 2018 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Death, Tools, 1920s, Weapons

Mouth Gun



Source.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 08, 2018 - Comments (6)
Category: Death, Chindogu, 1910s, Weapons

The Tractor Fender Will of Cecil George Harris

June 8, 1948: Cecil George Harris got pinned under his tractor. Fearing he wouldn't survive, he scratched the following message onto the fender of the tractor: "In case I die in this mess I leave all to the wife. Cecil Geo Harris."

He did end up dying, but his scratched message was accepted as a valid will by the courts, and has served as a precedent ever since for cases of holographic or handwritten wills. The fender is preserved to this day at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law.

More info: Global News



Posted By: Alex - Mon Dec 03, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Death, Law

Motorized Skis



Source.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 16, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Death, Chindogu, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #394



Sexy female pigs discuss sending one of their own kind to the slaughterhouse.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Nov 11, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Death, Food, 1960s

The Mystery of Ambrose Small

Master Weirdist Charles Fort once made a jest involving two mysterious vanishings: "Was somebody collecting Ambroses?"

One of the Ambroses involved was the famous Ambrose Bierce.

The other was much less-known: Ambrose Small.

One would think that after so many years, all had been said about Small's disappearance. But I can't find any reference to this further extension of the case as seen below.






Original article here.

More on the Small case.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 22, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Crime, Cult Figures and Artifacts, Death, Twentieth Century

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