Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I want my Swede well-done please

A Swedish tourist has died after falling into the crater of an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali. The 25-year-old man slipped as he tried to peer into the crater on Wednesday after a dawn trek to the summit of Mount Batur. Apparently he was looking into the crater, slipped and fell 150 metres.

And since there wasn’t that much lava-flow at the site they are trying to recover the body. Should be quite a crispy corps otherwise.

The story doesn’t tell us if he was a virgin either. Chucking of a (female) virgin into the volcano is one of those popular movie stories and strange religions exists everywhere so one never knows.

A reason as good as any to deflower virgins.

Anyway, I cannot help myself laughing while reading a story like this. That probably means I will get killed by a plastic spoon or slip on a banana and break my neck in the future, but I cannot help it. It would have been even funnier if the guy had hit the lava bed, but we cannot get everything at once now can we.

15 comments:

  1. Something for the Darwin awards?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_awards

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  2. eeh... as far as i know the volcano is dead or sleeping.. no lava to bake in

    never check a good story, right?
    (first rule of journalism/blogging)

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  3. Actually when I wrote it that wasn't clear yet.

    But...

    'Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia.

    Mount Batur, which has erupted 26 times since 1840, is about 40 miles north-east of the provincial capital, Denpasar. It last erupted in 2000 and is considered an active volcano. It regularly lets off steam.'

    Let me guess, you only read Swedish media?

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  4. The Jakarta Post , Denpasar, Bali | Wed, 03/31/2010 11:49 AM | National

    A Swedish national, identified as Daniel Fetersen, died on Wednesday after he fell into the crater of Mt. Batur as he was climbing the volcano in the Kintamani resort area, located 70 kilometers northwest of the Bali capital of Denpasar.

    Bangli Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Dwi Suseno said the 25-year-old tourist died instantly in the accident which occurred at about 5 a.m. local time.

    “We suspect he was killed by the sharp rocks inside the 15-meter-deep crater,” the officer said.

    Fetersen was scaling the mountain with two of his friends and a guide named Komang Edi, Dwi added.

    He said the Bali search and rescue workers were attempting to recover the body of the tourist.

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  5. Fuck you...Idiot...Someone dies, and you think it's funny? How disrespectful fag!

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  6. Yes, and yes, not a fag, but thank you!

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  7. Empathy isn't really your thing, is it?

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  8. Very funny topic indeed :)...

    i hope you die tomorrow

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  9. Darwin awards winner is fucking funny
    everyone else that doesn't agree to that is a potential winner of the said award

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  10. Jag kan inte se det roliga i det här, fast jag försöker tänka bort att jag känner hans anhöriga. På vilket sätt kan det här roa dig?

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  11. På samma sätt som de som har rökt i 80år fortfarande lever men en nyfödd kan få cancer.

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  12. Read a bit too much Nietzsche or listened a bit too much to "In Flames" and such? ;)

    "Life is cruel sometimes and the only thing you can do is laugh at it - as if it's some sick joke".

    Sometimes I can't decide which is more tragic, the tragedies themselves or that some people actually find them entertaining. Hopefully it was a clever trolling.

    If not, I hope you don't have too many people around you on a regular basis.. For their sake. ;)

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