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Topic # 105335 2-Jul-2012 19:54 Send private message

Occasionally I start a thread about a news story I found interesting / shocking and give my own opinion. For this story I have absolutely nothing to say, basically lost for words and that does not happen often these days. I cannot even begin to understand it, unless he had a death wish in the first place. 

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Teen dies playing Russian rouletteA teenager has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after losing a game of Russian roulette on his back porch in Florida.

17-year-old Thorin Montgomery was the first of four friends hold a gun with a single bullet inside it to his head and pull the trigger - but the gamble didn’t pay off and the .38 calibre bullet entered his skull.

The incident occurred at around 7.45pm on Friday night as Thorin spent the night with friends.

It's believed they were playing Russian roulette – where you put a single bullet in a gun's chamber, spin it, then pull the trigger while aiming at your own head – for a thrill.

After shooting himself, Thorin collapsed to the floor as his friends, aged 16, 18 and 19, called paramedics.

He was airlifted to hospital but died several hours later.

A neighbour told a local news station the scene was 'crazy' as paramedics arrived and other neighbours rushed to the scene.

"I'm shocked to find out they're stupid enough to play that game," he said neighbour.

"Kids nowadays, with them playing with guns the way they do, there's no reason for that."

The game originated in Russia and was made famous in the film The Deer Hunter starring Robert de Niro and Christopher Walken.

Although deaths from Russian roulette aren't common, the majority of people killed while playing the game are men aged under 30.

At least three people have been killed in the past 20 years playing Russian roulette in Florida alone, police say.

It's estimated around ten people each year die while playing the game.

After his death, several of Thorin's friends took to social media to pay tribute to him.
"Truly blessed to have been such amazing friends with you Thorin … rest your soul in paradise," one wrote.

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/14107908/teen-dies-playing-russian-roulette/ 

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  Reply # 649755 2-Jul-2012 20:07 Send private message

You should read fark.com - you will find these stories a couple of days earlier. And lots of those.




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  Reply # 649762 2-Jul-2012 20:19 Send private message

They should all be sentenced to a high school course in probability.

As usual the reporter needs to attend as well: "Although deaths from Russian roulette aren't common, the majority of people killed while playing the game are men aged under 30".

If you believe that - the chance of losing is really low, and if you are 30 or over it is even better.

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  Reply # 649783 2-Jul-2012 21:19 Send private message

Another contender for the Darwin Awards......




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  Reply # 649786 2-Jul-2012 21:29 Send private message

gzt: They should all be sentenced to a high school course in probability.

As usual the reporter needs to attend as well: "Although deaths from Russian roulette aren't common, the majority of people killed while playing the game are men aged under 30".

If you believe that - the chance of losing is really low, and if you are 30 or over it is even better.


This is brilliant, 1 in 5 or 6 to me is pretty damn high!

Makes you wonder just how amazingly stupid the worlds first idiot was that learnt how to breed 


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  Reply # 649879 3-Jul-2012 09:31 Send private message

You wait... someone will bring it out as a kids board game sooner or later

"Russian Roulette -  a game anyone can play. Young or Old.

Comes with authentic looking six shooter which makes a deafening bang when you pull the trigger, and if you're the unlucky one... you even get your head splattered with fake blood....  Get yours now before they're sold out. WARNING: not for children under 3, contains moving parts and makes loud noises. Batteries not included"



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  Reply # 650089 3-Jul-2012 14:56 Send private message

keewee01: You wait... someone will bring it out as a kids board game sooner or later

"Russian Roulette -  a game anyone can play. Young or Old.

Comes with authentic looking six shooter which makes a deafening bang when you pull the trigger, and if you're the unlucky one... you even get your head splattered with fake blood....  Get yours now before they're sold out. WARNING: not for children under 3, contains moving parts and makes loud noises. Batteries not included"

Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest, people would buy it too. Atleast it would hopefully stop some idiots using real guns. 

Seriously though, what is wrong with some people.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVXKKaWJTls

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  Reply # 650094 3-Jul-2012 15:12 Send private message

Social media doesn't help in attention seeking or glorifying this silly stuff




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  Reply # 650106 3-Jul-2012 15:26 Send private message

qwerty7: Occasionally I start a thread about a news story I found interesting / shocking and give my own opinion. For this story I have absolutely nothing to say, basically lost for words and that does not happen often these days. I cannot even begin to understand it, unless he had a death wish in the first place. 

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Teen dies playing Russian rouletteA teenager has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after losing a game of Russian roulette on his back porch in Florida.

17-year-old Thorin Montgomery was the first of four friends hold a gun with a single bullet inside it to his head and pull the trigger - but the gamble didn’t pay off and the .38 calibre bullet entered his skull.

The incident occurred at around 7.45pm on Friday night as Thorin spent the night with friends.

It's believed they were playing Russian roulette – where you put a single bullet in a gun's chamber, spin it, then pull the trigger while aiming at your own head – for a thrill.

After shooting himself, Thorin collapsed to the floor as his friends, aged 16, 18 and 19, called paramedics.

He was airlifted to hospital but died several hours later.

A neighbour told a local news station the scene was 'crazy' as paramedics arrived and other neighbours rushed to the scene.

"I'm shocked to find out they're stupid enough to play that game," he said neighbour.

"Kids nowadays, with them playing with guns the way they do, there's no reason for that."

The game originated in Russia and was made famous in the film The Deer Hunter starring Robert de Niro and Christopher Walken.

Although deaths from Russian roulette aren't common, the majority of people killed while playing the game are men aged under 30.

At least three people have been killed in the past 20 years playing Russian roulette in Florida alone, police say.

It's estimated around ten people each year die while playing the game.

After his death, several of Thorin's friends took to social media to pay tribute to him.
"Truly blessed to have been such amazing friends with you Thorin … rest your soul in paradise," one wrote.

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/14107908/teen-dies-playing-russian-roulette/ 


I was waiting for the punchline where it said they were using semi-automatic

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  Reply # 650197 3-Jul-2012 19:01 Send private message

Natural Selection at work, you just have to hope he hadnt had a chance to breed yet.

For movies on the topic, there is the Russian "13 tzameti" or the English/American version with Jason Statham Thirteen. Interesting enough films

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