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Russian man dies after self-burying 'endurance test'
Perth Now | AFP ^ | 6/1/11

Posted on 06/01/2011 4:36:18 AM PDT by LibWhacker

A Russian man died after burying himself alive in a friend's garden in the eastern city of Blagoveshchensk in an endurance test that went wrong.

"According to his friend, the man, 35, wanted to test his endurance and insistently asked his friend to help him spend the night buried," said Alexei Lubinsky, a senior aide to the region's chief investigator.

The two men dug a hole in the garden and put inside an improvised coffin with holes for air pipes. The man also took a blanket, a bottle of water and a cell phone.

The victim's friend told investigators he covered the hole with planks and earth to a depth of around 20 centimetres and then went home, after receiving a phone call from his friend telling him he was fine. The next morning, he found his friend dead.

Lubinsky speculated that overnight rain could have blocked the air supply to the coffin.

"We know that the victim was a computer programmer and that he has a small child," Lubinsky said, adding that he probably was influenced by reading stories about self-burial on the internet.

In a bizarre trend, numerous Russian bloggers write of undergoing supervised self-burial and state newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta even ran a feature on the practice.

Last summer a resident of the northern Vologda region died after he asked a friend to bury him in the forest in an attempt to lose his fear of death and was crushed by the earth, investigators said.


TOPICS: Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: burying; darwinaward; napl; russia; self; test

1 posted on 06/01/2011 4:36:22 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Those Russkies must be bored to death.


2 posted on 06/01/2011 4:39:32 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: LibWhacker

Guess he failed the test!


3 posted on 06/01/2011 4:40:46 AM PDT by catman67
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To: LibWhacker

You know society is self-destructing when people are literally putting themselves into graves.


4 posted on 06/01/2011 4:43:02 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: LibWhacker

Darwin award for this idiot!


5 posted on 06/01/2011 4:58:23 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: LibWhacker

Buried overnight?

Nothing to it; once I buried myself for a whole month.

After thirty days, the wine cellar was empty, and I had to come out.

Man, the time just flew.


6 posted on 06/01/2011 5:07:32 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: LibWhacker

perhaps the blocked air hole also blocked what little radio access he had to his cell phone. I would suspect the cell coverage is not too good underground.


7 posted on 06/01/2011 5:15:22 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: bill1952

“Darwin award for this idiot!”

Alas, no, according the article, he already procreated.

The phony Darwin awards require that the person removes him/herself from the gene pool.


8 posted on 06/01/2011 5:16:43 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

And his wife was probably hot too.


9 posted on 06/01/2011 5:22:08 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Perdogg

And his wife was probably hot too.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
CYNICAL ME says...

Has anyone checked out the relationship between the ‘friend’ that so readily assisted him and the guys wife?


10 posted on 06/01/2011 5:34:17 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) The more people I run into, the better I like my cat.)
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To: LibWhacker

Well, look at the bright side...at least the funeral plans are already taken care of!


11 posted on 06/01/2011 5:38:01 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: LibWhacker

He watched “Kill Bill” one too many times....


12 posted on 06/01/2011 5:45:45 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: LibWhacker

Why, oh why, do I keep thinking that alcohol may have been consumed before the decision to bury oneself? Hmmm?


13 posted on 06/01/2011 5:58:47 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: plain talk

“I would suspect the cell coverage is not too good underground.”

Nah.. The coverage was fine.

It’s just that the receiver on the other end was ‘dead’.


14 posted on 06/01/2011 6:17:31 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: LibWhacker

>> Blagoveshchensk <<

The author didn’t get the word. Illinois is now Emmanuelramm-stein.


15 posted on 06/01/2011 6:19:23 AM PDT by dangus
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To: LibWhacker

16 posted on 06/01/2011 6:46:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: catman67

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


17 posted on 06/01/2011 9:25:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: LibWhacker

“Ivan is strong as bull and smart as fencepost.”


18 posted on 06/01/2011 9:28:59 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; LibWhacker

I almost pinged the Gods, GRAVES & Glyphs list, but decided to not-ping instead...


19 posted on 06/01/2011 10:29:23 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: LibWhacker

Russian cemeteries... people are dying to get in.


20 posted on 06/01/2011 10:49:32 AM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: Titan Magroyne; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
Endurance test grade: F


21 posted on 06/01/2011 11:21:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein. [Free Lazamataz!])
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To: LibWhacker
and was crushed by the earth, investigators said.

Did the planet roll over in its sleep?

22 posted on 06/01/2011 11:25:37 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: LibWhacker

What are they putting into the vodka these days?

What’s the matter? Is Russian Roulette now old hat?


23 posted on 06/01/2011 12:02:46 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: bill1952
Darwin award for this idiot!

According to the article he has a small child. Idiot, is correct.

24 posted on 06/01/2011 12:04:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JRios1968
Well, look at the bright side...at least the funeral plans are already taken care of!

That's what I call, "Cutting out the middle man."

25 posted on 06/01/2011 12:05:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

Serve tropical drinks with little umbrellas. Open a spa. Cha-ching.

*Drink of the Gods* 2 oz vodka

1 oz blueberry schnapps

1 oz pineapple juice

Pour all ingredients in a shaker, shake and pour into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.

26 posted on 06/01/2011 12:29:04 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: metmom
>>Is Russian Roulette now old hat?<<

The standards have changed.


27 posted on 06/01/2011 12:32:05 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Daffynition

“IN Soviet Russia, they bury you, then you DIE!”


28 posted on 06/01/2011 12:40:06 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JRios1968
LOL...the US Patent office says: "I'm from the government and here to help you"


29 posted on 06/01/2011 12:50:02 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: LibWhacker

30 posted on 06/01/2011 1:26:10 PM PDT by Jack The Knife
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lends new meaning to “digging up an old friend.”


31 posted on 06/01/2011 1:31:39 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Bring Lazamataz back!)
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To: LibWhacker

32 posted on 06/01/2011 1:36:36 PM PDT by steveo (PETO-VT-IN-MARI-SVB-CRVCE-AVSTRALI-SEPELIAR)
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To: TheOldLady

Afterwards you can have him over for dinner.


33 posted on 06/01/2011 1:37:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein. [Free Lazamataz!])
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not the cannibalism again!

Slings, you do know that’s what got Laz suspended, right?


34 posted on 06/01/2011 1:45:44 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Bring Lazamataz back!)
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To: TheOldLady

Why are people always talking about cannibalism like it’s a bad thing?


35 posted on 06/01/2011 4:18:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein. [Free Lazamataz!])
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh! I see that you’re in the “it’s dead now, and we’re going to eat it” school of thought.

With apologies to Berkeley Breathed.


36 posted on 06/01/2011 5:07:56 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows

Al Packer said he would eat human flesh again if he got the opportunity. Musta tasted like chicken. (^;


37 posted on 06/01/2011 7:43:47 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Clay Moore

“...There was siven Dimmycrats in Hinsdale County! But you, yah voracious, main-eatin son of a bitch, yah et five of them!”
—Judge Melville B. Gerry, at Alferd Packer’s sentencing.


38 posted on 06/01/2011 8:20:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein. [Free Lazamataz!])
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To: Slings and Arrows

He ate five Democrats? That couldn’t possibly have agreed with him.


39 posted on 06/01/2011 8:24:00 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: RichInOC

Five democrats wouldn’t agree with each other, until it came time to pass out the pork.


40 posted on 06/01/2011 9:08:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein. [Free Lazamataz!])
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To: RichInOC

Five democrats wouldn’t agree with each other, until it came time to pass out the pork.


41 posted on 06/01/2011 9:08:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein. [Free Lazamataz!])
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