Science Fiction: November 2008 Archives

November 18, 2008

Darwin Award nominee of the day

England: A Portsmouth man has died after his imaginary friend told him not to seek treatment for a minor injury to his foot.

Russell Jenkins injured his left foot treading on an electrical plug at his home.

The wound later became infected, but the 52-year-old shunned conventional treatment, saying his 'inner being' told him not to go to hospital.

Instead he tried treating it with honey, an ancient remedy for the treatment of infected wounds.

He refused treatment even when an enormous ulcer developed.

Healer dies after failing to treat a foot woundThe News, 17th November 2009.

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