“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
A lot of idiots kill themselves accidently. I’ve highlighted a few examples on this blog of people whose stupidity led to their demise.
But some do it on purpose.
If they are really dumb, however, they don’t quite manage to do it the way they had planned.
Here are some examples.
1. Objective Attained – Method Unexpected
Frenchman Jacques LeFevrier left nothing to chance when he decided to commit suicide.
He stood at the top of a tall cliff and tied a noose around his neck.
He tied the other end of the rope to a large rock.
He then drank some poison.
Then he set fire to his clothes.
He even tried to shoot himself at the last moment.
The plan seemed foolproof. Alas it was not.
As he jumped he fired the pistol.
However, the bullet missed him completely and instead cut through the rope above him.
Free of the threat of hanging, he plunged into the sea.
The sudden dunking extinguished the flames and the salty water he ingested made him vomit the poison.
He was dragged out of the water by a kind fisherman and was taken to a hospital, where he subsequently died of hypothermia.
There must have been an easier way.
2. Strike another one Elvita!
One Sunday while on a visit to the Empire State Building in New York City, Elvita Adams clambered over an 8 foot high iron fence surrounding the observation deck at about 8.25pm.
She jumped off the building and plummeted earthwards.
But only for a few feet.
A strong gust of wind, possibly as high as 30mph, pushed her back towards the building and she landed on a balcony on the 85th floor, with nothing more than a broken leg.
Asked why she had wanted to commit suicide she said it was because she had been a failure at everything she tried.
Strike another one Elvita!
3. She Fell For Him Big Time
Back in France again, suicides at the Eiffel Tower are apparently quite common. In fact France has one of the highest suicide rates at 17.5 suicides per 1000 people!
Killing yourself with the 1,063 foot “Iron Lady” is the third most popular French suicide method behind poisoning and hanging (both of which the guy in the first incident tried unsuccessfully).
A few times, people have attempted to kill themselves but failed to do so. One man was blown onto a rafter by the wind and he was spared. But the most curious case was one in which a woman who jumped, landed on the roof of a car and later married the man who owned it!
Boy did she fall for him!!!
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, a woman threw herself off the 23rd floor balcony of the Hotel Crown Plaza Panamericano in an apparent suicide bid. However her attempt failed when a taxi caught in traffic below cushioned her fall.
Although the impact of her landing on the car shattered its windscreen and made a huge dent in its roof, the impact was not hard enough to end her life.
Instead, the 30-year-old woman was left with broken hips, ribs and significant internal bleeding.
The driver of the taxi, Miguel Cajal, told a local TV station that he noticed policemen stopping traffic and were looking upward. This made him instinctively jump out of his car.
“I got out of the car a second before. If I had not got out, I would have been killed,” the BBC quoted him as saying. The impact, he added, “made a terrible noise.”