Statistics on death. Vending machines? Really? I can just imagine the minister reading at the funeral," poor poor Suzy was sent to heaven last Tuesday in a horrible freak vending machine accident. I guess it ate her instead of the money or...ya know what? I don't even know...anyway she left behind 3 beloved children...and 1 unopened Pepsi.
The 100 million Bagger 288 (Excavator 288), built by the German company Krupp (now ThyssenKrupp) for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun, is a bucket-wheel excavator or mobile strip mining machine. When its construction was completed in 1978, Bagger 288 superseded NASA’s Crawler-Transporter, used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle, as the largest land vehicle in the world.
Some accidental deaths are unavoidable—wrong place, wrong time. But most aren't. Staying alive requires recognizing danger, feeling fear, and reacting. Here's what you need to know to survive bear attacks, chainsaw accidents, and even vengeful vending machines.