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Posted 25 January 2008 - 10:37 AM

View PostMonoclinic, on Jan 25 2008, 10:19 AM, said:

View Postchicago103, on Jan 25 2008, 03:30 AM, said:

rabbit, rabbit.

Well I'm glad that's settled. Are you going to be devising a thread for the most significant death for every year since 1 AD (year O obviously dedicated to the Lord himself) :) ? I am in two minds over 899 AD, whether to go with Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, which would be significant to me owing to my Wessex origins, or Arnulf of Karantania, King of the East Franks, just because I think the name Arnulf is quite amusing.

May I suggest Juan Ponce de León for 1521? The most recent famous poison arrow death till that Kenyan runner the other day, and of the plain nicest conquistadors going.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:17 AM

He He, Ponce.

View PostCortes el asesino, on Jan 25 2008, 10:37 AM, said:

May I suggest Juan Ponce de León for 1521? The most recent famous poison arrow death till that Kenyan runner the other day, and of the plain nicest conquistadors going.

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The fact's uncommonly clear
I got to find who's now the number one
And why my angel eyes ain't here

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:11 PM

View PostCortes el asesino, on Jan 25 2008, 10:37 AM, said:

May I suggest Juan Ponce de León for 1521? The most recent famous poison arrow death till that Kenyan runner the other day, and of the plain nicest conquistadors going.

Yeah, I know it's not a *famous* poison arrow death, but I'm bored...
[The quote allows itself to be read as if the murdered person, along with all the other people on the trip, is now "fine".
(I warned you I was bored)]


British envoy probes poison arrow attack
Evening Standard, 22 February 1994


AN ATTACK on a tour group in which a man was killed by a poisoned arrow was under investigation by the British High Commission in Tanzania today.

The murder happened when tribesmen ambushed the British-led safari party who had set up camp in a remote part of the Tanzanian bush.

Canadian Robert Collier, 30, from British Columbia, died an hour after being shot in the right calf.

The 18 members of the party, which included a number of Britons, were on their way to the Serengeti wildlife reserve on a 33-week trans-Africa trip organised by adventure specialist group Guerba Expeditions, of Westbury, Wiltshire.

About a quarter of Tanzania's 200,000 annual visitors are British and tourists were today being urged not to be put off travelling to the area.

British members of the trip included Graham and Rosemary Bennett, 45, from Wembley, north London, Karen Prosser, 24, from Solihull, West Midlands, and Errol Robathan, 27, from Bristol.

Mr Robathan's mother, Marion, of Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, said: `When I was told about the attack I was terrified because I wasn't sure if he was hurt or not. I haven't actually heard from him yet but I gather he and all the others are fine.'

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:16 PM

[LES DAWSON]
I'm not saying the Mother-in-law is a bad cook, but every Friday night, Amazonian Indians come round to dip their arrows in her soup [/LES DAWSON]
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And why my angel eyes ain't here

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#105 Cowboy Ronnie

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:37 PM

View PostAlphonsin, on Jan 25 2008, 12:11 PM, said:

View PostCortes el asesino, on Jan 25 2008, 10:37 AM, said:

May I suggest Juan Ponce de León for 1521? The most recent famous poison arrow death till that Kenyan runner the other day, and of the plain nicest conquistadors going.

Yeah, I know it's not a *famous* poison arrow death, but I'm bored...

British envoy probes poison arrow attack
Evening Standard, 22 February 1994


AN ATTACK on a tour group in which a man was killed by a poisoned arrow was under investigation by the British High Commission in Tanzania today.

The murder happened when tribesmen ambushed the British-led safari party who had set up camp in a remote part of the Tanzanian bush.

Canadian Robert Collier, 30, from British Columbia, died an hour after being shot in the right calf.


Do we have any idea if that story turned out to be true, because it really does sound like so much bull$hit. Why would Tanzanian tribesmen attack an 18 strong safari party? It's not like they were going to rob or overwhelm them. And poisoned arrows that can kill within the hour? More likely someone had been watching a bit too much Indiana Jones.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 01:24 PM

Well, as Chicago103 seems intent on continuing to bore us with boring threads & boring posts which say no different than two or three years ago about Jimmy Carter's health then the following should be mentioned for greatest deaths of such a year, only cos I am soooooooooo bored


2 AD Lucius Caesar
1227 Genghis Khan
1250 Very difficult, no obscure US actor like Moe Howard died, so it would have to be a toss up between William II Longespee or Frederick II - Holy Roman Emperor
1414 Thomas Arundel
1569 St. John of Avila (A saint beats a painter any day)
1699 Christian V, King of Denmark and Norway - Denmark AND Norway, not just one, but two countries!
1777 Chicago103 would no doubt say Button Gwinnett, but I prefer Samuel Foote.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 01:30 PM

100 AD: Josephus, Jewish historian or Agrippa II of Judea? Let the debate BEGIN!


In terms of greatest death EVER, surely Harold (1066), Cleopatra (30BC) & Julius Caesar (44BC) have to be up there?
Along with Michael Staniforth - 1987?

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 10:59 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Jan 25 2008, 01:30 PM, said:

100 AD: Josephus, Jewish historian or Agrippa II of Judea? Let the debate BEGIN!


In terms of greatest death EVER, surely Harold (1066), Cleopatra (30BC) & Julius Caesar (44BC) have to be up there?
Along with Michael Staniforth - 1987?
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:13 PM

JESUS or JFK .


Jesus changed the world forever for good or bad depends on who you talk to and has billions of followers.

JFK tried to change the world and was killed sadly his message doesn't seem to have spread with his death I think this has alot to do with the establishment labeling his death as the work of a lone gunman rather than the work of the american government .
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:03 PM

Not many famous people seem to have died wanking recently
"All the time, all the wasted time
All the years, waiting for a sign"

Barry Manilow 1978


2013 - 235th
2012 - 167th
2011 - 44th
2010 - 355th
2009 - 27th
2008 - 70th
2007 - 176th

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:08 AM

The story posted here Jan 28, 2008 about the guy killed by a poison arrow is completely true. I was on another Guerba truck heading west to Togo and they were heading south-east to Cape Town. Our paths crossed a week or two before Robert was killed. We traveled for a few days in Rwanda together and I shared a few beers with him around the evening campfires. On these trips, you camp wherever you can and they had pitched their tents on a "scrape" at the side of a road. Their camp was approached during daylight by locals looking for money and Robert's group scared them off. Later on that night the "tribesmen" came back and when they were turned away again they attacked. Robert caught an arrow in the leg while defending his camp and died a very painful, but mercifully quick death. It's a terrible story. Africa is a wonderful place and Robert loved it.

I only found this thread because a friend of mine is heading to Tanzania and I thought I would see if I could find anything on Robert's death to spook him. I feel strange writing about this after all these years, but yes, it's completely true. The others were "fine" physically, but the group split up shortly after and only a few of them made it all the way to Cape Town.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:23 AM

View PostCowboy Ronnie, on 25 January 2008 - 12:37 PM, said:

View PostAlphonsin, on Jan 25 2008, 12:11 PM, said:

View PostCortes el asesino, on Jan 25 2008, 10:37 AM, said:

May I suggest Juan Ponce de León for 1521? The most recent famous poison arrow death till that Kenyan runner the other day, and of the plain nicest conquistadors going.

Yeah, I know it's not a *famous* poison arrow death, but I'm bored...

British envoy probes poison arrow attack
Evening Standard, 22 February 1994


AN ATTACK on a tour group in which a man was killed by a poisoned arrow was under investigation by the British High Commission in Tanzania today.

The murder happened when tribesmen ambushed the British-led safari party who had set up camp in a remote part of the Tanzanian bush.

Canadian Robert Collier, 30, from British Columbia, died an hour after being shot in the right calf.


Do we have any idea if that story turned out to be true, because it really does sound like so much bull$hit. Why would Tanzanian tribesmen attack an 18 strong safari party? It's not like they were going to rob or overwhelm them. And poisoned arrows that can kill within the hour? More likely someone had been watching a bit too much Indiana Jones.

I personally know Robert Collier and the truth of the matter is: there were three young native boys who harassed their party two nights in a row and on the second night it got very scary for the safari party. They decided to leave the area and they were all loaded up and Robert was the last to get into the jeeps and one of the young boys shot a poison dart at him and Robert got hit in the calf. Yes, he died within an hour. The three young boys were charged and went to jail. Since then Robert's parents have met the parents of the young boys who killed their son and the healing began.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:25 AM

View PostCowboy Ronnie, on 25 January 2008 - 12:37 PM, said:

View PostAlphonsin, on Jan 25 2008, 12:11 PM, said:

View PostCortes el asesino, on Jan 25 2008, 10:37 AM, said:

May I suggest Juan Ponce de León for 1521? The most recent famous poison arrow death till that Kenyan runner the other day, and of the plain nicest conquistadors going.

Yeah, I know it's not a *famous* poison arrow death, but I'm bored...

British envoy probes poison arrow attack
Evening Standard, 22 February 1994


AN ATTACK on a tour group in which a man was killed by a poisoned arrow was under investigation by the British High Commission in Tanzania today.

The murder happened when tribesmen ambushed the British-led safari party who had set up camp in a remote part of the Tanzanian bush.

Canadian Robert Collier, 30, from British Columbia, died an hour after being shot in the right calf.

FYI Jerk!!! This is my brother. get over you unimportant self, BTW 55mins to be exact!!

Do we have any idea if that story turned out to be true, because it really does sound like so much bull$hit. Why would Tanzanian tribesmen attack an 18 strong safari party? It's not like they were going to rob or overwhelm them. And poisoned arrows that can kill within the hour? More likely someone had been watching a bit too much Indiana Jones.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:34 AM

For all the doubters out there... yes; my brother was shot in the leg with a poisoned dart. He died within 55 mins. I'm sorry you find someone else's tragedy boring. I can only hope you never have to experience a tragedy like this in your lives. Twenty years is an eternity when you lose a sibling.




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