As many around the world have seen the news, yesterday Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray's barb that pierced his heart. A very sad incident indeed, and I find it slightly ironic that out of all the deadly animals that he has handled and had contact with over the years, the one the actually got him was a relatively harmless stingray.
Another slightly more humorous incident that was making the rounds on the internet last week, was that of a passenger jet in Canada calling in bomb squads etc over an iPod that was accidentally dropped in the plane's toilet. See the news article relating to it here, but more sensationally, read the actual hapless iPod owner's own experience of it in this forum post (he's a World of Warcraft player). Amazing stuff.