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* Tuli Kupferberg from the band Music/TheFugs once jumped off the San Francisco Bridge in the river but survived. According to him he swam to the shore, went home, took a shower and went to bed. In reality, he did suffer injuries and was sent to a hospital.

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* Tuli Kupferberg from the band Music/TheFugs once jumped off the San Francisco Bridge in the river but survived. According to him he swam to the shore, went home, took a shower and went to bed. In reality, he did suffer injuries and was sent to a hospital.


* Mithridates, the king best known for taking minimal doses of poison every day to avoid being poisoned, was cornered by the Romans, so he... poisoned himself. Astoundingly enough, [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity this failed to work]], so he got one of his retainers to kill him with a sword.

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* Mithridates, the king best known for taking minimal doses of poison every day to avoid being poisoned, was cornered by the Romans, so he... poisoned himself. Astoundingly enough, [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity this failed to work]], work]] so he got one of his retainers to kill him with a sword.



* UsefulNotes/MaximilienRobespierre; most sources agree that he tried to shoot himself during The Thermidorian Reaction [[note]]a reaction to the UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution -- some interpret as a response to the revolution being a FullCircleRevolution[[/note]], but missed and hit his jaw. A doctor dressed the wound, but the next day the executioner ripped off the bandage, causing the man whose Committee for Public Safety had sent hundreds to their deaths to scream in pain until he himself was finally guillotined.

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* UsefulNotes/MaximilienRobespierre; most sources agree that he tried to shoot himself during The the Thermidorian Reaction [[note]]a reaction to the UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution -- some interpret as a response to the revolution being a FullCircleRevolution[[/note]], but missed and hit his jaw. A doctor dressed the wound, but the next day the executioner ripped off the bandage, causing the man whose Committee for Public Safety had sent hundreds to their deaths to scream in pain until he himself was finally guillotined.



* Nedeljko Cabrinovic, a would-be assassin of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, had a spectacularly Bungled Suicide to go with his Bungled Assassination. After accidentally blowing up the car ''behind'' Franz Ferdinand's vehicle, Cabrinovic tried to kill himself by jumping in the nearby river -- which was only three foot deep. Then he tried to shoot himself, only to discover that his gun had gotten wet and wouldn't fire. Finally, he took a cyanide pill, which turned out to be old, and only succeeded in making Cabrinovic throw up. Then he nearly got killed by the angry mob who had witnessed his attempt on Franz Ferdinand's life, before the local police intervened and saved him.

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* Nedeljko Cabrinovic, a would-be assassin of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, had a spectacularly Bungled Suicide to go with his Bungled Assassination. After accidentally blowing up the car ''behind'' Franz Ferdinand's vehicle, Cabrinovic tried to kill himself by jumping in the nearby river -- which was only three foot deep. Then he tried to shoot himself, only to discover that his gun had gotten wet and wouldn't fire. Finally, he took a cyanide pill, which turned out to be old, and only succeeded in making Cabrinovic throw up. Then he nearly got killed by the angry mob who had witnessed his attempt on Franz Ferdinand's life, before the local police intervened and saved him.



* UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo (Prime Minister of Japan during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo) shot himself, but was revived by the Americans. [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou Who then hanged him for war crimes.]]

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* UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo (Prime Minister of Japan during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo) shot himself, himself but was revived by the Americans. [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou Who then hanged him for war crimes.]]



* Tuli Kupferberg from the band Music/TheFugs once jumped off the San Francisco Bridge in the river, but survived. According to him he swam to the shore, went home, took a shower and went to bed. In reality he did suffer injuries and was sent to a hospital.

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* Tuli Kupferberg from the band Music/TheFugs once jumped off the San Francisco Bridge in the river, river but survived. According to him he swam to the shore, went home, took a shower and went to bed. In reality reality, he did suffer injuries and was sent to a hospital.



** One pre-fame attempt which was chronicled in "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" after the pickle heiress he was engaged to told Elton (untruthfully) he was the father of her child, and expected him to choose her and the baby over music; Bernie Taupin describes this [[BlackComedy dark-humouredly]] as a "Creator/WoodyAllen attempt" as Elton turned on the gas on the oven and laid down on the kitchen floor, however, he left the window open.

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** One pre-fame attempt which was chronicled in "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" after the pickle heiress he was engaged to had told Elton (untruthfully) he was the father of her child, and expected him to choose her and the baby over music; Bernie Taupin describes this [[BlackComedy dark-humouredly]] as a "Creator/WoodyAllen attempt" as Elton turned on the gas on the oven and laid down on the kitchen floor, however, he left the window open.



* In March of 1994 Music/KurtCobain overdosed on champagne and Rohypnol. After five days in the hospital, he was released. Fans wrote it off as typical rock star behavior--until Kurt AteHisGun a month later, providing them with a moment of FridgeHorror when they realized that the overdose was in all likelihood a suicide attempt.

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* In March of 1994 Music/KurtCobain overdosed on champagne and Rohypnol. After five days in the hospital, he was released. Fans wrote it off as typical rock star behavior--until behavior -- until Kurt AteHisGun a month later, providing them with a moment of FridgeHorror when they realized that the overdose was in all likelihood a suicide attempt.


* Two weeks after his Ponzi scheme got busted, Bernie Madoff and his wife Ruth attempted suicide, on Christmas Eve, while he was on house arrest pending trial. But they [[CriticalResearchFailure didn't know how many pills to take]], so they "woke up sick, but still alive."

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* Two weeks after his Ponzi scheme got busted, Bernie Madoff and his wife Ruth attempted suicide, on Christmas Eve, while he was on house arrest pending trial. But they [[CriticalResearchFailure didn't know how many pills to take]], take, so they "woke up sick, but still alive."

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* Two weeks after his Ponzi scheme got busted, Bernie Madoff and his wife Ruth attempted suicide, on Christmas Eve, while he was on house arrest pending trial. But they [[CriticalResearchFailure didn't know how many pills to take]], so they "woke up sick, but still alive."


** Another well-known case was that of Katie Stubblefield, who attempted suicide at age 18 by firing a hunting rifle underneath her chin. The weapon's angle was such that the bullet exited through her face, destroying it, but missed her brain entirely. Stubblefield survived, and three years later she received a facial transplant to allow her to regain some level of normalcy, becoming the youngest person in the United States to do so.

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** Another well-known case was that of Katie Stubblefield, who attempted became the youngest person to ever receive a face transplant in the United States three years after her own face was destroyed in a botched suicide attempt. Stubblefield had tried to kill herself at age 18 by firing a hunting rifle underneath her chin. The chin; the weapon's angle was such that the bullet exited through her face, destroying it, face instead of going through her brain, leaving her with a devastating but missed her brain entirely. Stubblefield survived, and three years later she received a facial transplant to allow her to regain some level of normalcy, becoming the youngest person in the United States to do so.survivable injury.


** Another well-known case was that of Katie Stubblefield, who attempted suicide at age 18 by firing a hunting rifle underneath her chin. The weapon's angle was such that the bullet exited through her face, destroying it, but missed her brain entirely. Stubblefield survived and would go on to receive a face transplant three years later, becoming the youngest person in the United States to undergo such a procedure.

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** Another well-known case was that of Katie Stubblefield, who attempted suicide at age 18 by firing a hunting rifle underneath her chin. The weapon's angle was such that the bullet exited through her face, destroying it, but missed her brain entirely. Stubblefield survived survived, and would go on to receive a face transplant three years later, later she received a facial transplant to allow her to regain some level of normalcy, becoming the youngest person in the United States to undergo such a procedure.do so.


** Another well-known case was that of Katie Stubblefield, who attempted suicide at age 18 by firing a hunting rifle underneath her chin. The weapon's angle was such that the bullet missed her brain, but left her with devastating damage to her face. Stubblefield's story became news when she received a face transplant at age 21, becoming the youngest person in the United States to undergo such a procedure.

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** Another well-known case was that of Katie Stubblefield, who attempted suicide at age 18 by firing a hunting rifle underneath her chin. The weapon's angle was such that the bullet exited through her face, destroying it, but missed her brain, but left her with devastating damage brain entirely. Stubblefield survived and would go on to her face. Stubblefield's story became news when she received receive a face transplant at age 21, three years later, becoming the youngest person in the United States to undergo such a procedure.


** The youngest person in the United States to receive a face transplant was Katie Stubblefield, then age 21, whose own face was destroyed in a botched suicide attempt three years earlier. She fired a gun under her chin, but the angle of the weapon was such that the bullet exited through her face and missed the brain completely, leaving her with a devastating but survivable injury.

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** Another well-known case was that of Katie Stubblefield, who attempted suicide at age 18 by firing a hunting rifle underneath her chin. The weapon's angle was such that the bullet missed her brain, but left her with devastating damage to her face. Stubblefield's story became news when she received a face transplant at age 21, becoming the youngest person in the United States to receive a face transplant was Katie Stubblefield, then age 21, whose own face was destroyed in a botched suicide attempt three years earlier. She fired a gun under her chin, but the angle of the weapon was undergo such that the bullet exited through her face and missed the brain completely, leaving her with a devastating but survivable injury.procedure.

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** The youngest person in the United States to receive a face transplant was Katie Stubblefield, then age 21, whose own face was destroyed in a botched suicide attempt three years earlier. She fired a gun under her chin, but the angle of the weapon was such that the bullet exited through her face and missed the brain completely, leaving her with a devastating but survivable injury.


* Mithridates, the king best known for taking minimal doses of poison every day to avoid being poisoned, also faced defeat, so he... poisoned himself. Astoundingly enough, [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity this failed to work]], so he got one of his retainers to kill him with a sword.

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* Mithridates, the king best known for taking minimal doses of poison every day to avoid being poisoned, also faced defeat, was cornered by the Romans, so he... poisoned himself. Astoundingly enough, [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity this failed to work]], so he got one of his retainers to kill him with a sword.


* Stalin's son Yakov Dzhugashvili also attempted suicide with a self inflicted gunshot. Stalin, [[TheUnfavourite who didn't like him]], noted that he couldn't even "shoot straight".

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* UsefulNotes/JosefStalin's son, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakov_Dzhugashvili Yakov Dzhugashvili]], attempted suicide after an argument with his father, shooting himself in the chest with a pistol but hit his lung instead of his heart. Stalin reportedly quipped "[[WellDoneSonGuy He can't even shoot straight]]."

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* British Socialite [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity_Mitford Unity Mitford]] shot herself in the head when England and Germany went to war. It didn't work, of course, and she lived on for a few years.


** For an encore, Gavrilo Princip, the assassin who actually ended up killing Franz Ferdinand later that day, tried two out of the three suicide methods that Cabrinovic had used -- and ''also'' failed to kill himself, as his cyanide pill was from the same batch, and the assassins' pistols were of such crappy quality that they tended to misfire even when they weren't wet (though unfortunately for Franz Ferdinand and his wife, it ''did'' work when Princip shot them). Both men subsequently died of natural causes in a Serbian prison during the course of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.

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** For an encore, Gavrilo Princip, the assassin who actually ended up killing Franz Ferdinand later that day, tried two out of the three suicide methods that Cabrinovic had used -- and ''also'' failed to kill himself, as his cyanide pill was from the same batch, and the assassins' pistols were of such crappy quality that they tended to misfire even when they weren't wet (though unfortunately for Franz Ferdinand and his wife, it ''did'' work when Princip shot them). Both men subsequently died of natural causes [[note]]some historians believe they died of neglect when the prison refused to treat their illnesses[[/note]] in a Serbian prison during the course of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.


* UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo (Prime Minister of Japan during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo) shot himself, but was revived by the Americans. [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled Who then hanged him for war crimes.]]

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* UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo (Prime Minister of Japan during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo) shot himself, but was revived by the Americans. [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou Who then hanged him for war crimes.]]

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