Goes to a San Anselmo, California man who died when he hit a lift tower at the Mammoth
Mountain ski area while riding down the slope on a foam pad. 22-year old David Hubal was
pronounced dead at Central Mammoth Hospital. The accident occurred about 3 a.m., the Mono
County Sheriff's Department said. Hubal and his friends apparently had hiked up a ski run
called Stump Alley and undid some yellow foam protectors from lift towers, said Lt. Mike
Donnelly of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department. The pads are used to protect skiers who
might hit towers. The group apparently used the pads to slide down the ski slope and Hubal
crashed into a tower. It has since been investigated and determined the tower he hit was
the one with its pad removed.
Goes to Robert Puelo, 32, was apparently being disorderly in a St. Louis market. When the
clerk threatened to call the police, Puelo grabbed a hot dog, shoved it into his mouth and
walked out without paying. Police found him unconscious in front of the store. Paramedics
removed the six-inch wiener from his throat where it had choked him to death.
Goes to poacher Marino Malerba of Spain, who shot a stag standing above him on an
overhanging rock and was killed instantly when it fell on him.
"Man loses face at party". A man at a West Virginia party (probably related to
the man in Arkansas who used the 22 bullet to replace the fuse in his pick-up truck)
popped a blasting cap into his mouth and bit down, triggering an explosion that blew off
his lips, teeth, and tongue.
Jerry Stromyer, 24, of
Kincaid, bit the blasting cap as a prank during the party late Tuesday night, said Cpl.
M.D. Payne. "Another man had it in an aquarium hooked to a battery and was trying to
explode it", said Payne. "It couldn't go off and this guy said I'll show you how
to set it off." "He put it into his mouth and bit down. It blew all his teeth
out and his lips and tongue off", Payne said. Stromyer was listed in guarded
condition Wednesday with extensive facial injuries, according to a spokesperson at
Charleston Area Medical vision. "I just can't imagine anyone doing something like
that" Payne said.
Doctors at Portland University Hospital said an Oregon man shot through the skull
by a hunting arrow is lucky to be alive and will be released soon from the hospital. Tony
Roberts, 25, lost his right eye last weekend during an initiation into a men's rafting
club, Mountain Men Anonymous (probably known now as Stupid Mountain Men Anonymous) in
Grant's Pass, Oregon. A friend tried to shoot a beer can off his head, but the arrow
entered Robert's right eye. Doctors said that had the arrow gone 1 millimeter to the left,
a major blood vessel would have been cut and Roberts would have died instantly.
Neurosurgeon Doctor Johnny Delashaw at the University Hospital in Portland said the arrow
went through 8 to 10 inches of brain with the tip protruding at the rear of his skull, yet
somehow managed to miss all major blood vessels. Delashaw also said that had Roberts tried
to pull the arrow out on his own he surely would have killed himself.
Roberts admitted afterwards he and his
friends had been drinking that afternoon. Said Roberts, "I feel so dumb about
this". No charges have been filed, but the Josephine County district attorney's
office said the initiation stunt is under investigation.