Strange Deaths

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Anyone able to corroborate the Strange Deaths clipping in FT 370 about the German man who died melting cheese on his penis while dressed in a diving suit, women's tights and a raincoat, with a plastic bag over his head? The credits says it's from The Sun, who are not known for their adherence to accuracy, but I can't find any reference online without the man's name, which is absent.
 

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You're welcome, I think lol Sounds like its an Aussie story, according to one post
 

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Anyone able to corroborate the Strange Deaths clipping in FT 370 about the German man who died melting cheese on his penis while dressed in a diving suit, women's tights and a raincoat, with a plastic bag over his head? The credits says it's from The Sun, who are not known for their adherence to accuracy, but I can't find any reference online without the man's name, which is absent.
As far as I can tell, the UK 'bloids all snagged the story from The Local.de (site providing German news in English):

https://www.thelocal.de/20180208/100-people-die-in-germany-each-year-due-to-risky-sex-practices

The article is a general overview, and no individual names are cited for the German victims(?).
 

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Anyone able to corroborate the Strange Deaths clipping in FT 370 about the German man who died melting cheese on his penis while dressed in a diving suit, women's tights and a raincoat, with a plastic bag over his head? The credits says it's from The Sun, who are not known for their adherence to accuracy, but I can't find any reference online without the man's name, which is absent.
That sounds entirely credible. He died melting cheese on his penis. So he was heating his penis [with a blow torch?] sufficiently to cause cheese to melt on it? That wouldn't be good for you. What killed him I wonder - probably the bag over the head. That'd do it.
 

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Casu Marzu, that cheese with maggots wriggling about in it to be extra kinky.
 

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That sounds entirely credible. He died melting cheese on his penis. So he was heating his penis [with a blow torch?] sufficiently to cause cheese to melt on it? That wouldn't be good for you. What killed him I wonder - probably the bag over the head. That'd do it.
He was melting the cheese with a heater, presumably electric (for warming rooms). I'm not sure if that killed him, but it can't have helped.
 

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Anyone able to corroborate the Strange Deaths clipping in FT 370 about the German man who died melting cheese on his penis while dressed in a diving suit, women's tights and a raincoat, with a plastic bag over his head?
There but for the grace of God...
 

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Headless & handless body found in fishtank containing chemicals

Brian Egg the house owner & "eccentric neighborhood curmudgeon” had not been seen in several months. Concerned neighbours had repeatedly called police, who've not yet formally identified the body.

Scot Free [sic], an actor who lives across the street from Egg in San Francisco’s busy South of Market neighborhood, had been convinced that something horrible had happened to Egg ever since he had noticed a stream of sudsy water gushing from under his missing neighbor’s front door weeks earlier.

concern only increased on 14 August, when a white van pulled up, marked as a biohazard crime scene cleanup vehicle from a company called Aftermath Services. A strange man stood outside the home to meet it. Free and his neighbors dialed 911 to get the police. Within minutes, the slightly dilapidated, clapboard house on Clara Street was cordoned off into the grisly crime scene of one of San Francisco’s most perplexing mysteries.

Neighbors said that they hadn’t seen Egg since at least June and noticed all summer that other people seemed to be living in the house.

Decades ago, Egg was a bartender at the Stud, a celebrated San Francisco gay bar known for its leather parties and drag queen shows. Free, who does a comic standup routine as a drag queen named Pippi Lovestocking, also worked at the Stud, performing in a weekly show that began in 1996.

Free, who lived across the street for 30 years and once briefly rented a room from Egg, said Egg hadn’t worked in decades and lived an extremely frugal life. He said Egg ate almost every day at the free lunch program at San Anthony’s Foundation, which serves homeless people a mile away in the Tenderloin neighborhood.

Free and Lyuber said Egg often offered men he met there a place to stay. Some of them came carrying their belongings in backpacks and plastic bags, said Lyuber.

“He opened his door for people and they took advantage of him,” said Lyuber. “It makes me sad and angry.”

Police announced they had arrested two men, who neighbors said had been seen at the home. One of them, Lance Silva, 39, was charged in court documents with using Egg’s credit card to order the crime scene cleanup van and to buy a used BMW for $5,000 back in June.
 

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Was this police officer intoxicated or suffering a mental episode while on duty?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45450558

Full story at link.

Texas officer kills man in flat she mistakes for her own
A police officer in the US state of Texas has shot and killed a man in a flat after mistakenly thinking she was in her own unit, police say.

The unnamed Dallas officer entered the apartment after her shift on Thursday night and confronted the victim, 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean.

Jean was treated on scene and taken to hospital, where he later died.

The officer has been placed on leave while the police and District Attorney's Office investigate.
 
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Truly bizarre and sad.

A teenage boy beheaded himself with a chainsaw after losing a computer game, according to reports.

Pavel Matveev, 15, walked into the garden of his home after becoming frustrated with the game and took his own life.

Police have now launched a criminal investigation looking at 'incitement to suicide'.

Young Pavel's body was found in the village of Mogochino, Russia.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/boy-cut-head-chainsaw-after-13192883
 

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Truly bizarre and sad.

A teenage boy beheaded himself with a chainsaw after losing a computer game, according to reports.

Pavel Matveev, 15, walked into the garden of his home after becoming frustrated with the game and took his own life.

Police have now launched a criminal investigation looking at 'incitement to suicide'.

Young Pavel's body was found in the village of Mogochino, Russia.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/boy-cut-head-chainsaw-after-13192883
I always thought something like incitement to suicide was a factor in the Bridgend suicides.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/272...n-bridgend-23-men-committed-suicide-one-year/
 

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