This Will Kill You

This Will Kill You

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Have you been attacked by a great white shark? Gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Been exposed to anthrax? No, you haven't, or you'd be dead. This Will Kill You reveals the intriguing facts behind the many ways humans bite the dust in encounters with deadly bugs, hungry predators, natural disasters, and freak occurrences. Thoroughly researched and illustrated, not to mention thoroughly hilarious, this book describes in deathly detail what happens to the body when it's struck by lightning, slimed by a dart frog, or flung from a mountaintop. No other book has ever peaked under the Grim Reaper's robe in such a straightforward and irreverent way. With a foreword by a physician at the Mayo Clinic, an afterword by a funeral director, lists of history's most notable deaths, and a unique death rating system, everything you need to know about the ways in which we go are included in these pages.DRUG OVERDOSE AT A ROCK SHOW Wea#39;re not trying to perpetuate any stereotypes here a€” with a little sniffing around, you can probably find as many substance abusers among a crowd of rock and rollers as you can at their mothers a#39; tea parties. But for argumenta#39;s sake, leta#39;s ... self- medication. Youa#39;ve got your amphetamines and cocaine to kick you up before the show; your Vicodin and Xanax to calmanbsp;...

Title:This Will Kill You
Author:HP Newquist, Rich Maloof
Publisher:Macmillan - 2009-05-26


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