Tag Archives: Death

• Toxic moonshine kills 102 in Mumbai slum

Toxic moonshine kills 102 in Mumbai slum

Toxic moonshine has killed 102 people and seriously sickened scores of others of drinkers from a Mumbai slum, Indian police say. Forty-six others have been hospitalized, with many in a critical condition, after consuming the illegal homebrew, Mumbai police spokesman Dhananjay Kulkarni told CNN. Authorities said four men and two women had been booked over […]

• Facebook refuses to block insane online game ‘neknominations’

Facebook refuses to block insane online game ‘neknominations’

Facebook has rejected calls to ban pages and videos linked to the drinking craze “neknomination” – despite one death in Ireland being linked to the online drinking game. ‘Neknomination’ is an online drinking game which sees users post videos of them downing a drink while performing a stunt and then nominating someone else to do […]

• Alexander the Great was killed by toxic wine, says scientist

Alexander the Great was killed by toxic wine, says scientist

A leading toxicologist said Alexander the Great, whose death has baffled scientists for centuries, may have died after drinking toxic wine made from a poisonous plant. A leading toxicologist may have solved the 2,000-year-old mystery of what killed Alexander the Great. The ruler of the largest kingdom in the ancient world died at just 32 […]

• Czech kiosk liquor ban after 19 die drinking bootleg spirits

Czech kiosk liquor ban after 19 die drinking bootleg spirits

Clampdown on market stall sales of hard liquor after poisoning deaths from vodka and rum laced with methanol. The Czech government on Wednesday banned hard liquor sales by street vendors after a 16th person died from drinking bootleg vodka and rum containing methanol, in the country’s worst case of alcohol-related deaths in decades. The government […]

• Rhode Island: Pub to open in Providence funeral home

Rhode Island: Pub to open in Providence funeral home

Boozenews Editor: Puts the ‘fun’ in funeral. Providence city officials have granted a liquor license to the owner of an east side funeral home, clearing the way for the business to open an Irish pub inside. Mark Russell, who operates Monahan Funeral Home, plans to convert a garage attached to the funeral home into a […]