Woman Killed by Frozen Urine

Kelli wrote in with a question about this strange photo showing a woman impaled by a long, yellowish-looking stick.

The photo comes with an explanatory caption:
This unfortunate woman was found dead on parkland in Yorkshire, England. She's believed to have been pierced by a shaft of frozen urine which had fallen from a leak in a toilet facility of an overhead plane.

Kelli wants to know if it's real. Well, of course it's not. This photo has actually been floating around the internet for quite a while. As explained over at the Darwin Awards, it comes from a spoof news program aired in Britain called The Day Today.

Death Photos

Posted on Wed Apr 07, 2004


hahahhaaha Flabber got hoaxed 😛
GRTZ Knijn
Posted by Knijn from flabber.nl  on  Mon May 10, 2004  at  02:18 PM
One Word: UNFORTUNATE ... if it were real that is!
Posted by Alessandra  on  Tue Jun 15, 2004  at  12:56 PM
Tss tss tsss.....she was lucky. What about if it wasn't only urine?
Posted by Gabriel  on  Mon Jun 28, 2004  at  07:40 PM
It seems British have a thing for such stories. It is featured
in one of David Lodge's books, I think "Small World". There,
frozen urine destroys the roof of a house, but I forget how it
relates to the main story.
Posted by Spyros  on  Sun Oct 03, 2004  at  04:51 PM
🐛 Tasteless.

Well, maybe not TASTEless (I can't speak from experience) but not very flavorful....
Posted by Gerry  on  Sat Mar 26, 2005  at  05:05 PM
Besides, if it HAD come from an aircraft, it'd be blue, not yellow. 😊
Posted by Gerry  on  Mon Apr 06, 2009  at  10:38 AM
Yeah, I agree that the British have a thing for this. It's in Changing Place by David Lodge that a lump of frozen urine strikes a roof (in the novel then it leads to good things, though). Maybe they often think that the worst luck falling from heaven just can appear in the form of urine 😊)
Posted by Ling  on  Sun Nov 15, 2009  at  09:30 AM
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