How the Automobile Became a Suicide Machine

New technologies can offer fantastic opportunities for humanity. They can help us become more mobile, more connected, and more safe from life's everyday dangers. But along with all of the benefits, technology often also provides new, more accessible ways for us to off ourselves. And in the 1920s, the automobile… » 6/12/13 11:45am 6/12/13 11:45am

Man Shoots Himself In The Head At NRA 500

Yesterday during the National Rifle Association-sponsored NRA 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway, it was reported that a man died in the infield. Today, the medical examiner has determined the cause of death to be suicide. Kirk Franklin, 42, of Saginaw, Texas, shot himself in the head. The Associated Press (via USA… » 4/14/13 8:15pm 4/14/13 8:15pm

Pennsylvania Man Attempts Suicide Twice On Way to Work, Ends Up at Work Anyway

This story of a Pennsylvania man is in its own a perfect metaphor for the Sisyphean exercise that is working. The unnamed man in Canonsburg — which is about 15 miles south of Pittsburgh — tried to kill himself twice on Tuesday on his way to work, but ended up there nonetheless. His first attempt at ending his life… » 1/09/13 12:25am 1/09/13 12:25am

UK Businessman Decapitates Self With Aston Martin DB7

An inquest into the death of Welsh gym owner Gerald Mellin has found the businessman decapitated himself in his Aston Martin DB7 after an argument with his estranged wife. According to the court, Mellin tied one end of a rope to a tree, climbed into his DB7 and wrapped the other end around his neck. Mellin then… » 8/09/08 9:00am 8/09/08 9:00am

B-List Action Figure Found Dead on Lawn in New Jersey

Action figure Steve Houston was found dead in his "Earth Speeder" vehicle at a residence in Montvale, New Jersey early Sunday morning. Houston, who was once described as "sucky" and "who the hell is that?" was purchased from P&J's Stationary in New Brunswick on December 25, 1978 by a local man. Sources say the man,… » 4/01/07 2:29pm 4/01/07 2:29pm

Sara Tatchio Is Totally On Message: Ford Doesn't Kill Non-Executives

Very sad news out of FoMoCo this weekend. Apparently an employee of Ford Motor Company decided to sever his ties with the automaker in a very final, very deadly way. The employee jumped from a floor of the Regent Court building in Dearborn into the atrium around 3 p.m. Saturday, killing himself. FoMoCo and Dearborn… » 3/19/07 8:15am 3/19/07 8:15am