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Accidental death

An accidental death is an unnatural death that is caused by an accident such as a slip and fall, traffic collision, or accidental poisoning. Accidental deaths are distinguished from death by natural causes and from intentional homicides and suicide. An accidental death can still be considered a homicide or suicide if a person was the unintentional cause. For criminal purposes, intentional homicides are usually classified as murder. Exceptions such as self-defense vary by jurisdiction, and some cases, persons accused of murder have asserted as a defense that the deceased was actually the vi ...


Aeschylus was an ancient Greek tragedian. He is often described as the father of tragedy. Academics knowledge of the genre begins with his work, and understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in the theatre and allowed conflict among them; characters previously had interacted only with the chorus. Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived, and there is a long-standing debate regarding his authorship of one of these plays, Prometheus Bound, which some believe ...

List of film and television accidents

In the history of film and television, accidents have occurred during shooting, such as cast or crew fatalities or serious accidents that plagued production. Stuntwork accounts for over half of all film-related injuries, with an average of five deaths for every 2.000 injuries. From 1980 to 1990, there were 37 deaths relating to accidents during stunts; 24 of these deaths involved the use of helicopters.

Werner Neuhaus

After serving an apprenticeship in lithography at the Wassermann Institute in Basel, he audited art classes at the Gewerbeschule trade school. From 1921 to 1922, he studied with Cuno Amiet and was motivated to rent a studio in Binningen so he could pursue his art work undisturbed. In 1924, Albert Muller, Paul Camenisch and Hermann Scherer got together to form a professional working group of artists an exhibitors known as the Gruppe Rot-Blau and Neuhaus joined them later that year. In 1925 he, Scherer and Camenisch spent the summer working in Mendrisiotto. In 1926, he married Hedwig Gfeller ...

Alexandre Perrier

Alexandre Perrier was a Swiss landscape painter; mostly of Alpine mountain scenes. He also created a few portraits.

Refrigerator death

A refrigerator death is death by suffocation in a refrigerator or similar appliance such as a freezer. Because, by design, such appliances are air-tight when closed, a person entrapped inside will have a low supply of oxygen. Early refrigerators could only be opened from the outside, making accidental entrapment a possibility, particularly of children playing with discarded appliances; many such deaths have been recorded. Modern designs close with a magnetic mechanism that can be opened from the inside, reducing the danger of accidental entrapment.

Tempe Girl

Tempe Girl is the name given to an unidentified decedent whose body was discovered on April 27, 2002 in Tempe, Arizona. She had died of cocaine intoxication - ruled to be neither an accident nor a homicide - one day before the discovery of her body. This decedent is believed to have been of either Hispanic or Native American ethnicity and was allegedly picked up while hitchhiking, claiming she had been effectively disowned by her own mother for her frequent recreational drug use. This unidentified decedent became known as Tempe Girl due to the city in which her body was discovered. Her off ...