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Weird Ways To Meet Your Maker: Part 2
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You can't believe everything you read in the papers: Marcus Garvey was an educated man who liked to keep abreast of the times by reading newspapers. One day in 1940 he read something that got him so upset he suffered a stroke and died. What was it he read?
Plans to increase the tax rate on Jamaica rum
An opinion piece in 'The Daily Mail' praising Fascism.
Plans to increase the tax rate on brandy
Most accidents, they say, happen in the home. That was certainly the place of the death of Mariesa Weber. What piece of domestic furniture was to blame?
An ironing board
What is it about famous people and automobiles that creates such a fatal attraction? The deaths of Grace Kelly, Jayne Mansfield and James Dean spring to mind, but so, too, does that of Isadora Duncan. Which piece of clothing was to blame for her demise in a freak motor accident?
A shoe lace
A pair of gloves
A long skirt
High jinks were to be the death of David Grundman when he took on a piece of plant life and ended up second best. What was it that killed him?
A holly bush
A piece of seaweed
Professional wrestling: what a joke! It's all fixed and choreographed, isn't it? Tell that to the relatives of Mal 'King Kong' Kirk who died in the ring in August 1987. Who was the unfortunate opponent that day?
Ah, it's so good to be in the countryside: the clean air; the fresh smells; the ever-present danger. Which kind of farm animals were - indirectly - to blame for the death of an English woman called Betty Stobbs?
It's not considered polite to speak ill of the dead or to feel satisfaction at someone's untimely passing, however, perhaps some were less than truly sorry at the death of the British entertainer Rod Hull. How did he meet his maker?
Electrocuted while freeing bread from a toaster with a knife
Drowned while cleaning out his swimming pool
Fell from a roof while adjusting his television aerial
Died of a broken heart after Michael Parkinson throttled his pet emu
The life of Matthew Vassar was the archetypical 'rags to riches' story. Of lowly birth in England, he found the American dream and rose from tanner's apprentice to millionaire brewer. How, then, does he qualify for inclusion in this quiz?
He dropped dead while making a speech
He fell into a vat of whiskey and drowned
He fell into a vat of beer and drowned
He was kicked to death by a runaway steer at a rodeo
Sometimes the most seemingly innocuous things can turn out to be killers. Which of these domestic essentials was to blame for the death of the theater producer and director Margo Jones?
Harry Houdini, that great escapologist, was one of the most famous stars of his day. He died because of one of his favorite tricks. Which of these was it?
Drowned after being unable to free himself in time from a beer barrel t
Cut in half by a band saw during a trick that went wrong
Drowned after being unable to free himself in time from a straight jacket in New York Harbour
A punch to the stomach
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