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On this Day…

8 May 2008
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In 1989, a 23-year-old University of Kansas student died from injuries suffered when a soft drink machine fell on him. He had rocked the machine after it took his money but didn’t release a drink. He was the 9th American killed by overturned vending machines in a 3-year period.

In 2001, a bungling armed robber threatened a bank teller with a pistol in Bordeaux, France, and demanded $13,700. When the teller said he didn’t have nearly that much, the bandit lowered his demand to $6,800. When the teller again refused, the robber asked to withdraw a small amount of cash from his own account. The teller asked for his identity card. Police captured the suspect at his home.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 8 May 2008 9:13 PM

    Soft drinks kill. whether it is labor organizers in Colombia, Aspertame poisoning, or being crushed by their evil machines, the outcome is the same. Thank you for bringing this message to the people.

  2. 9 May 2008 6:58 PM

    I guess that’s what happens when you try to rob a bank after a bottle of French wine!

  3. 21 May 2008 7:30 AM

    Strangely enough, on this day in 1886, Coca Cola was invented by Doctor John Pemberton a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia. It contained extracts of cocaine as well as the caffeine-rich kola nut and marketed as a tonic.

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