George Whitsell, age 27
Pecked to death by crows in the family cornfield while whirling
dervishly in his mother's Sunday gingham.
William Gaines, age 24
A conscientious objector on the grounds that his religion
forbids the wearing of pants, Gaines, a blacksmith, sustains
an emasculating and fatal injury while pounding his anvil.
Boston, Massachusetts, age 19
Douglas Hanover, age 23
His equilibrium ruined after piercing his eardrum with
an icepick, Hanover falls to his death from a steep curb.
Harold Roderick, age 18
New York, New York
Severely myopic, Roderick is killed when he attempts to
tie a yellow ribbon around the 6 train.
Arthur Spreckler, age 29
Fargo, North Dakota
A chronic bedwetter, Spreckler drowns during a nap.
Bernie Zimmerman, age 28
Woodstock, New York
Zimmerman takes the brown acid.
Jeffery Trason, age 25
Electrocuted when he tries to climb into his television
set to be closer to Christiane Amanpour.