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Depressed Man Tries to Feed Himself to Tigers, Gets Rejected

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  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/02/19/depressed-man-tries-to-feed-himself-to-tigers-gets-rejected/

    Depressed Man Tries to Feed Himself to Tigers, Gets Rejected


    Entering the tiger enclosure at the Chengdu Zoo in China’s southwest Sichuan province, a man made vigorous, but unsuccessful, attempts to entice the animals to eat him, a Chinese newspaper reported on Tuesday.

    “I asked them to bite me and let them eat my meat, and so I did not fight back,” 27-year old Yang Jinhai told the Chengdu Business Daily.
  2. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    As if his self-esteem couldn't get any lower.
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  3. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    Nobody wanted to eat his meat. LOL

    Just "Beat It"!
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  4. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    those cats are not dumb; they knew something was wrong with him and did not want to poison themselves
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  5. iceberg

    iceberg nothing is nothing Zone Supporter

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  6. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Well-Known Member

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    He probably would have gotten a better response had he ran around in there and triggered their predator instinct.
  7. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Maybe there wasn't enough soy sauce for the tigers [IMG]

    Tigers like to hunt and chase their prey. That is if they had any predatory instinct left or maybe they just ate, who knows. Burm could also be correct in that they sensed something amiss about him.

    If he tries again, go slap a hippo :cool:
  8. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Well-Known Member

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    Tough also to believe this guy was Chinese. Typically they are tougher than this and more cold, less emotional.
  9. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    It isn't that difficult to believe. With a population of almost 1.5 billion I am sure China has a few people with mental or emotional issues.
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  10. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    There are three Asian countries in the top 10 comparing suicide rates by country. South Korea #2, China #6, and Japan #10. US is #33...something is wrong in Greenland (evidently it is linked to insomnia and the continuous daylight in the summer months - linked in with depression-alcoholism). They are ranked #1 by a mile... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_suicide_rate
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  11. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Not sure about China, but South Korea and Japan have huge teen suicide rates in part due to the pressure to succeed. They hire tutors to study deep into the night..long after regular school. The parents pay a fortune and the pressure is immense. I'm all for had study habits and busting tail to acheive more in life...but jeesh, a little bit of balance would be good too.
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  12. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    I agree, and was surprised that Japan wasn't raked higher (with the culture's history invovling seppuku, kamizake pilots, etc.) tbh. Maybe that has to do with superior mental illness awareness/treatment in that country compared to S.Korea ?
  13. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe wear some zebra patterned pants.
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  14. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Given the subject matter of the thread, I figured the controversy would be over depression, or mental health, not prejudices. Well done, guys
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  15. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Besides, they'd be hungry again in a couple of hours! Lends new meaning to the term " poo poo platter".
  16. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    You have a good point. I was trying to tie the two together but didn't want to see the usual "weak minded" replies...but you are correct in that I let my personal (pos/neg bias) about Japanese culture sway the topic. My bad.
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