A man fell to his death at the Grand Canyon while failing to pretend to fall off the railing

In 1992, 38-year-old Greg Austin Gingrich leaped atop the guard wall and wind-milled his arms, playing-acting losing his balance to scare his teenaged daughter, then he comically “fell” off the wall on the canyon side onto a short slope where he assumed he could land safely. As his daughter walked on, trying not to fuel her father’s dangerous antics by paying attention to them, Gingrich missed his footing and fell silently about 400 feet into the void. It took rangers quite a while to locate his body — and to determine that his daughter was an orphan only due to his foolishness.

Talk about overworking yourself to death

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On December 15th 2013 27 year old Indonesian copywriter Mita Diran died after literally working non-stop for 30 hours straight without any rest. Having taken a lot of energy drinks to keep her going, the overload of caffeine in the drinks caused a blood vessel in her brain to rupture, causing poor Mita to experience painful headaches before eventually collapsing and slipping into a coma. Mita died after being treated for a few hours in a Jakarta hospital.

Diran wrote about work on her Tumblr page multiple times. One of her posts, entitled “An Open Plea,” talked about how she was working eight days straight.

“Tonight, I carry the keys to the office for the eighth day running,” she wrote. “I’m still here. I have no life. Someone please take me out for drinks, kicks and giggles.”

“Tonight, I carry the keys to the office for the eighth day running,” she wrote. “I’m still here. I have no life. Someone please take me out for drinks, kicks and giggles.”

Submission by Krishna Sadhana. Thank you.