I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
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Sunday, April 30, 2006

News You Can Use

Your plan: Highjack an illegal gambling operation to steal all of their money. To do so, you will gas the people in the gambling den with cyanide, grab the cash and make your escape.

Important safety tip: When using cyanide gas in an enclose space to incapacitate your victims, it's probably a good idea to wear a gas mask.

Thieves gas selves in cyanide heist blunder

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two hapless Chinese thieves gassed themselves to death with cyanide along with five intended victims while trying to rob a gambling den in the city of Ruichang, the Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

A court in nearby Jiujiang on Thursday sentenced their three surviving accomplices to death for the robbery, carried out last June.

One of the three passed out for several hours from the effects of the gas -- but still remembered to rob the dead of 15,950 yuan (1,090 pounds), five mobile phones and a gold necklace when he came round, Xinhua said
Are we too early to start putting in nominees for next year's Darwin Awards?

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