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The most frequent day for Brits to leave this world has been identified by a study into the final curtain that all of us must face.
We acknowledge that this is a little morbid, but the term “morbid curiosity” is used for a purpose, and we’re here to pique your interest.
While some claim to have discovered a way to stop the ageing process, and others spend a fortune trying to turn back the hands of time on their bodies, the truth is that there will eventually be an end unless we quickly discover a way to preserve human brains in robots.
We’re not really sure if we’d like to know the precise time of that end since, if your final day on Earth comes much sooner than you had hoped, it’s likely to ruin your enjoyment of the days that would have been your unsuspecting last.
Even if your death is a reassuring number of decades away, you can still feel that it would have been better for you to not know and that the Grim Reaper would’ve taken you by surprise.
The most statistically likely time for your death, dear reader, has been determined by a study, however the precise moment is ultimately unknown.
According to a report from the website for after-death services Beyond, the most common day to pass away in the UK is January 6, and the time immediately after Christmas is in fact very dangerous.
The average number of deaths in Britain since 2005 has been 1,387 per day, while the average death toll on January 6 has been 1,732, which is significantly higher than the average daily death toll.
The 10 days where you have the highest chance of dying in the UK really all fall within an 11-day window from December 30 to January 9; only January 3 is absent from the list of the ten deadliest days of the year.
While New Year’s Eve has the fifth-highest average fatality rate of the year, New Year’s Day is the third deadliest day of the year.
One of the contributing causes to why the 10 deadliest days in the UK are all grouped together is believed to be the harsh winter weather and the toll it takes on immune systems during the time between the end of one calendar year and the beginning of the next.
The day of the year when people are least likely to pass away is July 30, which happens to be the hottest day of the year.
People frequently “target certain milestones to keep them going,” according to Beyond co-founder James Dunn, which means some will hold out for one more Christmas or to usher in the new year.
World’s Deadliest Karaoke Song Has Caused The Deaths Of Multiple People
No matter how cool you are, it’s simply a fact that everyone loves a little karaoke for a chance to belt out their favourite track.
However, it’s clear that karaoke isn’t always sunshine and rainbows as what is being hailed as the world’s deadliest karaoke song has been responsible for the deaths of multiple people.
While there’s a whole bunch of killer tunes people can choose from – there’s one particular track that really takes the biscuit for its deadly status.
And the song in question?
None other than one of Frank Sinatra’s biggest hits of all time – ‘My Way’.
The 1960 ballad is more than just a timeless masterpiece; it seems to have set off a horrifying phenomenon.
Strangely enough, because of the track, there have been a number of violent occurrences in the Philippines during the previous few decades.
And no, it’s not because a wannabe pop star messed up the harmonies after a few too many drinks.
Around a dozen persons are said to have perished in what have been dubbed the “My Way Killings” since 1998.
One of the most frequent incidents occurred in 2007, when security officer Robilito Ortega, then 43, fatally shot 29-year-old Romy Baligula at a club in San Mateo, Riza.
The officer apparently intervened while the performer was just halfway through the song and urged him to stop because he was singing out of tune.
However, the man continued singing despite the harsh commands, which prompted the guard to pull out his handgun and kill the man in the chest.
Senior Superintendent of Police Felipe Rojas reported he passed away instantly at the site at the time of the incident.
Out of pure fear that it would start further trouble, several pubs even went so far as to delete the music from their karaoke machines due to the rampant violence.
The ‘My Way’ killings may have taken a little break, but in 2018, after some altercations at a birthday party, an elderly man was brutally murdered, things started to go wrong again.
According to reports, the victim attempted to sing the song but was prevented from doing so by another man, at which point he was stabbed in the chest.
He was then sent to the Zamboanga del Norte Medical Centre, where he tragically passed away.
Podcaster Mr. Ballen commented on the sinister occurrence, saying, “In the Philippines, there is one song that everyone knows you do not sing.
“In fact, this song is often banned in most karaoke bars and then even when it’s not banned nobody sings it.
“And the reason this song is so forbidden is because since 1998 people have begun being murdered for singing it.”
He added: “No one really understands why this song somehow elicits all this violence in people in karaoke bars in the Philippines, but it does.”
Mr Ballen went on: “Some have said that the message of the song – which is about a man being a man and doing it his way kind of brings out a lot of masculine energy among people that are listening to it and it can apparently prompt people to just suddenly start acting violent.”
Well, that’s one way of looking at it.
Dad Fakes His Own Death And Teaches His Family A ‘Lesson’
Determined to teach his family a lesson one father went to extreme lengths!
At his own “funeral,” David Baerten, also known online as Ragnar Le Fou, finished the prank by making his appearance from a helicopter.
This seems like the storyline of a strange movie, yet it actually happened close to the Belgian city of Liège.
With the aid of his wife and kids, the 45-year-old TikToker, who has over 165,000 followers, planned this intricate scam.
The family apparently participated in the joke, which was intended to impart a priceless lesson on the importance of maintaining relationships.
You can see the video below:
@el.tiktokeur2 Tu nous as eu on t aime mon ami on est content que tu es parmis nous ❤️❤️#pourtoii #fyp #fypシ @Ragnar_le_fou ♬ son original – Thomas faut
Even his daughter turned to social media to vent her sorrow, posting a moving tribute to her “deceased” father.
She wrote ‘Rest in peace, Daddy. Why is life so unfair? Why you? You were going to be a grandfather, and you still had your whole life ahead of you. I love you! We love you! We will never forget you’
Baerten had the agony of growing far from his extended family in a society where many people are preoccupied with their own life.
He described in an interview: ‘What I see in my family often hurts me, I never get invited to anything. Nobody sees me. We all grew apart. I felt unappreciated. That’s why I wanted to give them a life lesson and show them that you shouldn’t wait until someone is dead to meet up with them’
His helicopter appearance to the burial was the pinnacle of this bizarre scene. With a glass, Baerten welcomed his shocked family and friends, signifying a fresh start and underscoring the lesson he wished to teach.
Despite the prank’s mixed reception, Baerten thinks it succeeded. The fake funeral was only attended by half of his relatives.
It seems like a serious way of finding out which of your family are really there for you but it’s certainly got the internet and the whole of TikTok talking!