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Man Beheaded in Freak Accident Had Pregnant Wife

April 14, 2017 |

The man decapitated in a freak motorcycle accident in San Bernardino Tuesday morning has been identified as Fabian Zepeda, a 27-year-old who had been married for less than a year and whose wife is four months pregnant. “I am very happy to keep a little blessing from my husband,” Vanessa…
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Freak Dressing Room Accident Kills Boy, 4

March 20, 2017 |

Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room of a Minnesota thrift store, the AP reports. Authorities say the incident happened Saturday afternoon at Again Thrift & More in Mankato, operated by the Minnesota Valley Action Council. Relatives have started an online fundraising effort…
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Arrests After UConn Student Killed in Freak Accident

February 27, 2017 |

A freak accident left the University of Connecticut reeling in October; now, six arrests may have it reeling once more. Jeffny Pally was sitting up against a garage bay door at a fire station near her dorm on the Storrs campus around 1:15am when the door opened as fire…
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Fans Freak as Famous Shark Returns to Florida

January 12, 2017 |

One of the world’s most famous sharks has returned to Florida to the delight of her 43,000 Twitter followers. The 14-foot-long great white, Katharine, tagged off Cape Cod by OCEARCH in 2013, stuck her dorsal fin out of the water Sunday long enough for her tracker to register her…
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Ex-NFL Player Dies in ‘Freak Accident’ on Family Vacation

December 30, 2016 |

A former NFL player and respected Baltimore philanthropist died Thursday at the age of 39 after what his family is calling a “freak accident,” the Baltimore Sun reports. The accident happened Wednesday while Keion Carpenter was playing with his son during a family vacation in Florida. “They were running to…
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Watch Elon Musk Freak as SpaceX Makes History

December 21, 2016 |

Last year around this time, SpaceX pulled off the feat of launching a rocket and then having it return safely to Earth after sending its cargo into space. The milestone got plenty of news coverage at the time, but National Geographic TV has now released a video with a compelling…
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Parents Freak When They Get 12-Year-Old’s $110K Google Bill

October 11, 2016 |

If you’re going to try to monetize yourself online, make sure you carefully read the fine print. Or ask your mom or dad, as a 12-year-old boy in Spain should’ve done; instead, he mistakenly racked up a $ 110,000 or so Google bill. NBC News reports on the unfortunate online…
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‘Star Trek’ Star Anton Yelchin — Dead After Freak Accident

June 19, 2016 |

Actor Anton Yelchin, known for his roles in “Star Trek” and “Alpha Dog,” was killed early Sunday morning after getting pinned by his own car … TMZ has learned. Yelchin’s friends became alarmed because he was supposed to meet them hours earlier for…

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Iowa Girl, 13, Dies in Freak Hammock Accident

May 18, 2016 |

A middle school in Des Moines, Iowa, is mourning one of its most promising students, who died in a freak hammock accident on Saturday. Police say 13-year-old Peri Sagun was killed when she joined her 16-year-old sister in a hammock that had been strung up between a tree and a…
Newser

Freak Bouncy Castle Accident Proves Fatal

March 29, 2016 |

A seven-year-old girl died on Saturday, all because she was playing in a bouncy castle. A gust of wind sent the inflatable rolling for about 500 feet in a park near London, England, with young Summer Grant trapped inside, the Telegraph reports. Taken to hospital, she died of multiple injuries….
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