"All the News That's Twisted to Fit." Strange and reportedly true news stories in an easily-digestible factoid formula.
Borrowed Time
Poetry, lyrics, quotations for the morbidly literate and the literally morbid.
Darwin Awards
The Oscars of stupid deaths & senseless human tradegy. Be forewarned, very few of these stories have been actually verified. (But that would be spoiling the fun, wouldn't it?)
Death 'N Dementia
A growing web portal for all things dark & disturbing.
Death News Homepage
Paid subscription-only scenes of graphic violence and death--censored from TV news--proven to induce unease among its viewers. Must be over 18 to subscribe.
The Death Clock
The hourglass of the Net, where you can find out how many seconds you have left to live.
Death Fun
One of the Net's more voluminous hit lists.
The Journal of Contemporary Obituaries. Blistering obits written as they would if we all weren't so polite.
News of the Weird
Chuck Shepherd's weekly syndicated synopses of bizarre news stories, carried in over 200 newspapers.
The Straight Dope
The authorized Internet home of Cecil Adams, World's Smartest Human Being, and his famous syndicated column.
Harry Farkas' Bizarre Occurrences and Weirdology Network
Expose hypocrisy with the former editor and publisher of "The Journal of Bizarre Occurrences and Ridiculous Deaths" and frequent contributor to "News of the Weird" (see link above).
AFU (alt.folklore.urban) and Urban Legends Archive
Search the contents of the Net's largest collection of those ubiquitous and mysterious stories that are just too funny to be true.
Urban Legends Reference Page
More legends to search among, fully and thoughtfully debunked.


Event Horizon
Sci-fi, fantasy & horror for the digerati. Interviews, chats, collaborative story-writing and other serious fun.

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Chapter One: Dying For a Living

Farber, Stephen & Marc Green. Outrageous Conduct: Art, Ego, and the "Twilight Zone" Case. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1988.  
Labreque, Ron. Special Effects: Disaster at the "Twilight Zone": The Tragedy and the Trial. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1988.  
Naden, Coreen J. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, March 25, 1911: The Blaze That Changed an Industry. New York: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1977.  

Chapter Two: Not Just a Job

"Death in the Military" Philadelphia Inquirer. December 1993.  
"Hell on the Iowa" Newsweek. May 1, 1989.  
"The Navy's Scapegoats" Posner, Gerald. Penthouse Magazine. January 1990.  
The People's AlmanacĒ #2. Ed. David Wallechinsky & Irving Wallace. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1978.  
"The U.S.S. IOWA: Guilt by Gestalt?" Harper's Magazine, March 1990, pp. 24-28.  

Chapter Three: Treacherous Technology

Alcor Life Extension Foundation Homepage  
American Cryonics Society Homepage  
Links to other cryonics organizations  
Gordon, Dr. Richard. Great Medical Disasters. New York: Dorset Press, 1983.  

Chapter Four: Travelling Steerage

"Appointment in Samarra," In Gretton, Francis and Norton, James H. Writing Incredibly Short Plays, Poems, Stories New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1972.  
Encyclopedia of Love and Sex. London: Marshall Cavendish Ltd., 1972.  
Panati, Charles. Panati's Extraordinary Endings of Practically Everything and Everybody. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989.  

Chapter Five: What Mortals These Fools Be

"My Dear John Deere" Harper's Magazine, October 1993, pp. 25-26.  

Chapter Six: The Killing Joke

Nash, Jay Robert. Jay Robert Nash's Crime Chronology: A Worldwide Record 1900-1983, New York: Facts on File Publications, 1984.  

Chapter Eight: How the Mighty Fall

Forbes, Malcolm S. & Jeff Bloch. They Went That-a-Way... New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.  
Panati, Charles. Panati's Extraordinary Endings of Practically Everything and Everybody. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989.  
Sancton Thomas, and MacCleod, Scott. Death of a Princess: The Investigation New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.  
Wilson, Colin. The Mammoth Book of True Crime 2. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1990.  
Youssoupoff, Prince Felix. Rasputin. 1927.  

Chapter Nine: Shouldn't Happen to a Dog

Carr, Donald E. The Deadly Feast of Life: An Absorbing Study of How Species Survive, or Die, by Eating. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1971.  
Clausen, Lucy W., PhD. Insect Fact and Folklore. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1954.  
Evans, E.P. The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals: The Lost History of Europe's Animal Trials. 2nd ed. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1987.  
Figuier, Louis. The Insect World. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1868.  
Lanham, Url. The Insects. New York: Columbia University Press, 1964.  
Scheer, Robert. With Enough Shovels: Reagan, Bush and Nuclear War. New York: Vintage Books, 1983, pp. 15-7.  
Tyler, Andrew. "This Little Piggy Went to Market." RAW, Vol. 2, #2. Eds. Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly. New York: Penguin Books, 1990, pp. 40-54.