Fact:If the pool of water can cover you face you can drown in it.
Fact: If a river is deep enough to reach above your thighs, it has potential to move with enough power to drag and drown someone. It's also possible for someone to slip and fall, and then even a calmer river can drown them.
I'd originally thought it was Fridge Logic but hey, I think there were babies being taken along this trip. Mystery solved.
Having a member of your wagon party break a limb or become inflicted with a nasty illness, only to tell them to either do extreme exercises or binge drink on laudanum to (somehow) cure themselves.
In the iPod version: Being attacked by a bear. One of your children will ask what they should do, and another will quip "Do a barrel roll!"
The Mega64 spoof. Poque dying repeatedly of things you can't even die from in the game (like cancer), one of the other guys trying to buy a movie called Pelts in lieu of real animal fur ("I've been looking for this!") and some food with an actual strip of bacon. Also a rare case of someone possibly realizing they're parodying a video game.
As anyone who has played the game on a school computer can attest, some of the epitaphs left on the trailside grave markers are hilarious. I once encountered one that said "I'm Dead".