The average cost of rehabilitate one seal after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was $80,000.  At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively-saved animals were released into the wild amid cheers and applause from onlookers.  A minute later, a killer whale ate them both. In 1992, Frank Perkings in Los Angeles made an attempt on the world flagpole-sitting record. Suffering from the flu, he came 8 hours shorter than the 400-day record; his sponsor has gone bust, his girlfriend had left him and his phone and electricity had been cut off. A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen, shaking frantically with what looked like a wire running from his waist towards the electrical kettle. Intending to joit him from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood by the back door, breaking his arm in two places. Until that moment, he had been happily listening to his iPod. Two animal rights protesters were protesting the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughter house in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousands of them, escaped through a broken fence and stamped, trampling the two hapless protesters to death. An Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with "return to sender" stamped on it.  Forgetting it was a bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits. (Source: Life all that is beautiful)