One day in 1986, Edgar Latulip got on a bus headed for Niagara Falls and then disappeared. Edgar was reported to the police as a missing person. For 30 years, the case went cold. Some people thought Edgar had died in a mysterious accident. Edgar’s mother and the police searched for him for years. They went door to door, passing out flyers. They printed up pictures of Edgar that were computer-generated projections of how he would look as an older man. Even as the years passed, he was not forgotten. In 2014, the police encouraged people to share information about him on Facebook and Twitter. They hoped someone would know something about him, but nothing came of it.
Thirty-six-year-old Nick Vujicic has hit a home run in the game of life. He’s happily married with four beautiful children. He’s a motivational speaker who travels the world, an international bestselling author, and an award-winning actor. He even finds time to paint, swim, skydive, surf, and play golf. Nick was also born with no arms and no legs.
The Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is a suicide hotspot. Since it was first built in 1968, over 2,000 people have jumped to their deaths from the bridge. In 2000, Chen Si was in a bus traveling across the imposing structure when he saw a woman crying on the footpath. Fearing the worst, he left the bus and ran over to her.
Throughout history, there have been stories of animals committing suicide. Two thousand years ago, Aristotle wrote about a horse that was so ashamed after unknowingly mating with his own mother, that he killed himself. While these types of stories sound improbable, there are cases where animals kill themselves, and no one knows why.