Contrary to the stereotype, not every American owns a gun. It’s actually relatively rare for people to keep weapons around the house, unless you count kitchen knives. And maybe some gardening tools vaguely evoke medieval weapons, but that’s beside the point.
For most people, if they look around their house for things that could potentially kill them or other people, they may come to the conclusion that very few, if any, objects can be lethal. However, these ten stories will prove that even the most unlikely household items can be deadly.
10A Coffee Mug
When you drink your cup of coffee in the morning, it warms your hands and may even bring a smile to your face. Your mug might have a family photo, a funny phrase, or one of your favorite characters. The last thing you would ever imagine is using it as a murder weapon, but that’s exactly what happened in 2006 in the town of Stilfontein, South Africa.
A brother and sister were having an argument on a Saturday night. The fight escalated quickly. Apparently, the brother had no issue with hitting women, because he punched his sister in the face. The 20-year-old woman was so infuriated that she grabbed a nearby coffee mug to throw at her brother. She probably just wanted to give him a bruise, but she hit him so hard that the mug shattered and sliced his throat. Blood gushed everywhere as the young man fell to the floor. His sister called an ambulance, but he bled out before he could be saved by the medics.