Stan Bowes, from Diggle, has uncovered some interesting and entertaining facts – you just couldn’t make them up.
In 1871, U.S. Congressman Clement Vallandigham died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound while defending a murder suspect in court.
Vallandigham was arguing to the court that the victim could have accidentally shot himself while drawing his gun. As he was demonstrating with his own gun, it accidentally discharged, killing him.
Elsewhere, in 2001 two Hungarian farmers were killed and one seriously injured when they tried to slaughter a pig with a home-made stun-gun.
When one of the men was electrocuted using the faulty equipment, the owner suffered a fatal heart-attack!
The third man was seriously injured when he pulled the stun-gun plug from its socket, which had been incorrectly wired. The pig survived.
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