I have the germ of an idea for a historical story about a real event. Basically, I'd like to know if it's possible for someone to commit suicide by stabbing themselves six times in the chest... Or would they become weak from loss of blood after just one stab, and lack the strength to stab further? The wound was possibly inflicted by a sword, but I'm not certain
Sorry about the gruesome question, but I haven't found a definitive answer in any history books I own. No-one seems to know much about the event - just that the man died and he left a suicide note that may or may not have been written under coercion.
So, how long does it take someone to die of a sword slammed right through the middle of their chest?
I'd really like to have him stare accusingly at his attackers, or try to make a gesture or something, but I don't know how much time he has.
Okay, so his neck was just slashed right across the jugular- I've heard it would take a minute or two to die from that, and at the same instant, someone dropped down and rammed a sword through his chest.
Ignoring shock, how long would it take the wounds to kill him? Does he have seconds or a minute or so?
Hello, I'm writing a story about two children growing up in Harlem, New York. I have some questions about Harlem here:
1. What is the poorest neighborhood in Harlem? Richest? 2. What are the popular hangouts for teenagers? 3. What are some well-known restaraunts, clubs, etc. in Harlem? 4. What's the crime rate? 5. What are the statistics for race (for instance, I know African-Americans make up for most of the population in Harlem, but if anyone knows any percentages and whatnot, please post it.) 6. Do you know any websites with decent quality photos of Harlem?