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Ways to Meet Your Maker

Patricia Sullivan

Few people want to leave this earth before their time; but who's to say when the right time is? I marvel at the dangers that surround us daily (Is that street grate latched? Ever consider how much trust we place in highway engineers?) and wonder that we don't see more anomalies like these. There are so many ways to die that it would be odd not to notice the varieties.

A fellow in Texas was just killed in a massive bee attack.

Angier Biddle Duke, the 79-year-old scion of two rich and powerful families, a former ambassador to Spain, Denmark, Morocco and El Salvador who served as chief of protocol for the State Department and the White House during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, died while roller blading in 1995.

Isadora Duncan, the famous dancer, was killed when one of her signature long scarves was caught in the wheel of car. And btw, love the 1927 headline.

There's a Wikipedia entry on this topic, but maybe you have a few of your own. Post 'em below.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  September 17, 2007; 11:22 AM ET
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