Monday, March 5, 2012

Sri Lankan Man Dies Trying To Win Burial-Alive Record


A Sri Lankan man has died while trying to break an informal local record for the longest time spent being buried alive, police say.

Janaka Basnayake, 24, allegedly buried himself with the help of family and friends in a trench sealed with wood and soil in the town of Kantale.


Err… more often than not, stupid actions lead to stupid results (common sense). I seriously doubt anyone is sad or surprised by the event. If at all anyone is – you really shouldn't be.

Might be a bit too insensitive on my part, but I seriously believe that the world could do with fewer idiots. If they decide to kill themselves – much better. Saves us the trouble of wishing them dead and/or looking for a crash course in Dexterology (Dexter – serial killer)

People have been coming up with a lot of crazy ideas in the name of Art, Creativity, Entertainment:

  • Idiot Artist injects herself with horse blood and walks around wearing hooves [Link].
  • Wafaa Bilal – Crazy NYU Professor gets a plate installed in the back of his head to mount a camera [Link].
  • Ekta Kapoor's The Dirty Picture [Link].

So, if one such idiot does die, I think the world should rejoice and hope that the next idiot in line gets inspired and does something just as stupid.


Doctors say that a post-mortem examination has not determined the cause of death and further medical investigations are being conducted.

Really?? They can't determine the cause of death? I wonder if the doctors have considered 'being buried alive' as a possible cause.

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