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Irish website promises you'll never miss a funeral again

Irish netizens and their country's diaspora need never miss an important demise in their homeland again, after the launch of DeathIreland.com. The site promises to keep subscribers "up to date with all the deaths in your town, city or county - and much more". The much more appears to be interactive mapping to every church and …
Joe Fay, 18 Nov 2011
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Here lies /^v.+b$/i

Stob After I've gone In a melancholy mood, this week. Went back home to have a look at Dad's bench. He was a Classics scholar, actually; went up to Cambridge and everything. And so above his name and dates on the brass plaque screwed into the wood, instead of "He loved this place" or something equally fatuous, it says: ORE STABIT …
Verity Stob, 22 Aug 2011
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APP OF DEATH plots local fatalities on demand

A new smartphone application helpfully plots murders, and traffic fatalities, on an interactive map of the local area, showing you at a glance how many people died nearby in the last 18 months, and what killed them. The application is actually a demonstration of instant-app-factory MobileNationHQ, which reckons it took only …
Bill Ray, 29 Jul 2011
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Three-day gaming session kills Chinese man

A Beijing man has died at the end of a three-day online gaming marathon during which "he did not sleep and barely ate". According to the Beijing Times, reported via the BBC, the unnamed 30-year-old collapsed in a net cafe on the outskirts of the city, and attempts to revive him failed. He'd apparently worked his way through …
Lester Haines, 22 Feb 2011
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Oz cops in Taser fatality

A north Queensland man has died after being tasered by police officers during a "domestic incident", Australia's ABC News reports. Police were called to deal with "a naked man was acting aggressively and destroying property at a residence at Brandon", according to a statement. He was allegedly armed with an iron bar and …
Lester Haines, 12 Jun 2009
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David Carradine found dead in Bangkok

Local media report that veteran actor David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel room - apparently having hung himself in a closet using a curtain cord. David Carradine in Kung Fu The 73-year-old actor was in the city to shoot his latest movie, Stretch. His personal manager Chuck Binder described the news as " …
Lester Haines, 4 Jun 2009
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USAF seeks diamond gunports for electropulse ray-cannon

The US Air Force has made an appeal for a range of new technologies which it will need in building its planned new arsenal of aerial rayguns. In particular, it wants large artificial optically-correct diamonds for use as portholes through which to shoot electropulse microwave blaster cannons. Under its "Directed Energy [Weapon …
Lewis Page, 28 Jan 2009
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Humvee with frikkin laser on it takes out killer robot

US aerospace leviathan Boeing was delighted yesterday to announce that its Humvee-mounted "Laser Avenger" deathray weapon had shot down a small drone aircraft. The Avenger air-defence Hummer, with added raygun attachment Don't come in sight of me, robot. Well, not for too long. According to Boeing: Laser Avenger achieved …
Lewis Page, 27 Jan 2009
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Cash-strapped US businessman jumps from light aircraft

Authorities suspect a US businessman suffering financial woes is "alive and well" after an unconvincing attempt to fake his own death in a light aircraft crash. Financial advisor Marcus Schrenker, 38, left Anderson, Indiana, on Sunday in a single-engined Piper en route for Florida, the BBC reports. Over Alabama, he radioed in …
Lester Haines, 13 Jan 2009
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New cleaning products erase murder stains

Thanks to a new breed of detergent, getting away with murder isn't the daunting task it once was. In the past, removing telltale murder stains was next to impossible. Even after multiple washes, blood-splattered clothing could still lead the police to your front door. But according to experts at the University of Valencia, …
Cade Metz, 5 Nov 2008
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Boffins: global warming kills lemmings, not suicide

The Norwegian lemming population is dwindling - through no fault of its own. According to a report published in the science journal Nature, lemming numbers are shrinking thanks to rising temperatures brought on by global warming, putting an end to the population peaks and valleys that have traditionally characterized the …
Cade Metz, 5 Nov 2008
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Michael Crichton dead at 66

Michael Crichton - the author, filmmaker, and television producer best known for his 1990 novel Jurassic Park - is dead at the age of 66. According to a statement released by his family, Crichton was privately battling cancer. "While the world knew him as a great story teller that challenged our preconceived notions about the …
Cade Metz, 5 Nov 2008
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London drum-maker dies of inhalation anthrax

The London-based Spanish drum-maker admitted to Hackney's Homerton Hospital with anthrax contracted from imported animal skins died on Sunday afternoon, the BBC reports. A hospital spokesman confirmed that Fernando Gomez, 35, died of inhalation anthrax - the same means of transmission which in 2006 proved fatal for 50-year-old …
Lester Haines, 3 Nov 2008
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Pope watched over by flying robots during Lourdes visit

All good Catholics are well aware that the Pope walks this sinful Earth safe in the knowledge that he has robust heavenly backup. More literal-minded believers might contend that such support, in the event of any worldly dispute turning ugly, could easily include unsleeping winged guardians that do not age or die as mortals do …
Lewis Page, 17 Sep 2008
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British drivers face jail for causing death by dangerous driving

The Sentencing Guidelines Council has released its definitive guidelines (pdf) for sentencing in cases of dangerous driving which result in death, describing them as "serious" and worthy of "appropriate sentences". The guidelines tackle four offences: causing death by dangerous driving; causing death by careless driving under …
Lester Haines, 15 Jul 2008
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Blighty joins killer robot club with Afghan strike

Britain has joined the USA in achievement of a modern-day tech milestone. Both countries have now used killer robots to attack human beings on the battlefield. The revelation comes in an exclusive report by Flight magazine, which says that the Royal Air Force has confirmed that Blighty's sole in-service "Reaper" flying hunter- …
Lewis Page, 4 Jun 2008
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Farewell, Miss Moneypenny

The original Miss Moneypenny has died at age 80. Lois Maxwell, who starred as M's secretary in 14 James Bond films, died in Western Australia on Saturday evening, The BBC reports. Sir Roger Moore, who played Bond in seven of those films, told the Beeb that the Canadian-born actress had joined her son in Australia after being …
Cade Metz, 1 Oct 2007

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