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I am pretty amazed by this real life horror story

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Kyriakos, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12337926

    You can read the link, but it has some graphic details, so maybe you'd prefer my synopsis, which follows:

    23-year old US citizen managed to maim himself with poorly made explosives he planned to use at a mall-bombing attack "against hot cheerleaders".

    What I found very dark-fictiony in this bleak story is another part:
    When the police asked him how he got to his state (at the hospital, with severe injuries), he first claimed that it was an accident involving a lawnmower, where the "lawnmower blades were spinning so fast that it acted like a bomb".

    Ok. Pretty sure De Maupassant could have written some story like this.
    Other than that... well... what a terrible way to ruin your life.
     
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  2. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

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    Reminds me of when some people from the Weather Underground, a militant leftist group, were making a bomb in New York and it blew up. I read a book about Diana Oughton, one of the people who died in the attack. The bomb they were making was huge and could have destroyed the block. The townhouse they were in blew up, in Greenwich Village.
     
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  3. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    In a youtube video about this, I read the comment:
    "Premature detonation"

    Talk about black humor :D
     
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