51 Chilling Photos Taken Just Moments Before Tragedy Struck

The Titanic

The ship they said was unsinkable … The doomed Titanic on its first and last voyage on April 14th, 1912, This is the last picture of the Titanic afloat, shortly before it hit an iceberg and sunk to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. 710 people were saved via the lifeboats whilst around 1500 people died.

A Sucker For Punishment

It might seem like a great joke at the time, putting a live octopus on your husband’s back, but these cephalopods are no laughing matter. Ask any fisherman who accidentally winds up with one in their nets – those suckers stick like superglue. Not only that, but octopuses actually have well-developed venom glands, and in distress they won’t think twice about stinging you.

Take the blue-ringed octopus, for example. This little guy with the striking pattern, found in Australia and parts of the Pacific Ocean, contains enough venom to kill 26 adult men within minutes. First your whole body’s paralyzed, then your lungs stop. Then you’re dead. The man in this photo didn’t encounter one of those, thank god, but he did cop enough to be put in hospital.

Camel Bite

The latest in our continuing series of Humans Really Shouldn’t Mess With Animals comes this half-funny half-terrifying photo we’ll call People Who Stand Too Close To Camels. Will a camel kill you? It’s incredibly unlikely. Will it give you a bruise that won’t go away for weeks, though? You bet it will. Camels, as anyone who’s ever dealt with them will tell you, are just about the grumpiest and most volatile of all animals.

In 2009, to name one bizarre example, 6,000 camels laid siege to an Australian outback town called Docker River, attacking residents and destroying property over close to a week of constant attacks. Who knows what the woman in this photo did to deserve a good chunk being taken out of her head, but our guess is probably nothing. That’s camels for you.

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