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1. There's no way out of this mess but to remain where you are. English poet and playwright of the seventeenth century, Ben Jonson, was buried under what circumstances?
2. There's no way out of this mess but to try again. When well known New York nightclub figure Haoui Montaug found he had contacted AIDS, he decided to end his life in 1991. How did he go about this?
3. There's no way out of this mess but a broken leg. Between the 14th and 17th centuries in Europe, a strange plague took hold of thousands of people in Europe. What was it?
4. There's no way out of this mess but to duck. In 1855 the "Western Lancet" medical journal reported on the strange case of a soldier with a jaw so badly broken that part of its bone was protruding sidewards. How had this happened?
5. There's no way out of this mess except a parachute. Residents of Green River, Wyoming are certainly a hospitable lot. In 1994, they prepared their old landing strip to welcome which visitors?
6. There's no way out of this mess but vegetarianism. In 2012, what happened to the unfortunate Jose Meleena who worked at a large tuna preparation plant in Sante Fe?
7. There's no way out of this mess but tissues. Poor Thomas Wedders has gone down in history as the man with the largest *what* in history?
8. There's no way out of this mess but recycling. As reported in the 1908 "Eccentricities of Sane Testators," by Basil Jones, one testator left his bowels to science to be converted into what?
9. There's no way out of this mess, but to swallow. In 1814 in London, several huge vats of alcohol burst open and the contents poured through the town, destroying several homes and drowning seven people. What was that alcohol?
10. There's no way out of this mess because nobody wants to leave. In 2008 in China, a young woman's hearing was damaged by too much kissing when her eardrums burst under the pressure. Chinese authorities subsequently issued a warning about kissing, with what stricture?
Source: Author Creedy
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