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In the relationship between celebrities and their public, there is always a delicate balance: Fans can admire, but they also have to keep their distance. When this equilibrium is broken, it can be dangerous. Icelandic pop star Björk learned this when an American fan sent her a bomb in disguise and then killed himself — leaving behind 22 hours of videotape. For authorities on both sides of the Atlantic, this one man's obsession became a race against time. And for observers, like famed crime writer Patricia Cornwell, the man's tapes provided a rare window into the mind of a celebrity predator. Cornwell joined up with Primetime to take a look at the case. The Last Day On Sept. 16, 1996, the manager of the Van Buren Plaza apartment building in Hollywood, Fla... Read More
Jumping from height can be a very effective method of suicide (providing it is from sufficient height), it does not account for a particularly high percentage of suicides in either the US or the UK. Having said that, in Honk Kong it accounted for over half of all suicides in 20061, so easy access to tall buildings seems to impact the propensity to use this method. The most important factor in suicide by jumping is height Stone states that jumping from 150 feet (46 metres) or higher on land, and 250 feet (76 metres) or more on water, is 95% to 98% fatal. 150 feet/46 metres, equates to roughly 10 to 15 stories in a building, depending on the height of one story. 250 feet is the height of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Edward Mordrake was an Englishman born in the 19th century. He became known thanks to its congenital anomalies, as had the second person behind his head. About this man, little is known. And his date of birth, date of death, and to this day remain a mystery. It is believed that he came from a rich and influential family, and was the heir of the English Peerage. He was educated and talented, well played on the violin, but his terrible physical flaw brought him endless emotional suffering. Once people noticed the lack of Edward, they immediately shunned it. The nature of the second “face” Mordrake, among other reasons, due to the phenomenon as a parasitic twin. According to Darwin’s theory, the strongest twin survived at the expense of the weak, and before remained just... Read More
At the point of happiness or depression, we surely would like to accompany ourselves with music. Music serves us right in each moment of everyday. As defined in Webster, music is the art of combining sounds or sequences of notes into harmonious patterns pleasing to the ear and satisfying to the emotions. Reading the definition itself, music has the power of influence. It has been playing important roles in history until today – from being an icon of unity to source of entertainment or foundation of pride and honor as it gives distinction to people and countries. Even, music could end a life or hundreds. Gloomy Sunday is a great example. Let’s get to know this controversial music – its composer, origin and more. In 1933, a Hungarian named Rezso Seress composed the... Read More