View Full Version : Falling Banana Kills Woman?!!

January 21st, 2006, 7:14 PM
SHE survived brutal Nazi and Communist regimes to ultimately be brought down by a banana.

Slovenian migrant Ivanka Perko died in hospital last week in bizarre circumstances - she suffered complications after she dropped a banana on her leg.

Comical to the end, the 73-year-old old quipped to friends and family while on her deathbed: "I can't believe after all this time it was a bloody banana that killed me."

A family friend told The Saturday Daily Telegraph yesterday that Ms Perko - who was treasured by her Blue Mountains community - had been ill for several months with a condition that made her skin delicate and fine.

"She had tried to open a banana and dropped it," the friend said. "The pointy end scraped down her leg and she died from complications."

Even her death notice revealed her strange demise, killed by a falling banana.

Friends said it was seen as an appropriate end to a unique and fruitful life.

As she was farewelled at St Raphael's Slovenian Catholic Church in Merrylands yesterday, Mrs Perko's only son Izzy Perko told of his mother's colourful migration to Australia, her love of all things Slovenian and her daredevil ways which had never waned.

"She escaped Slovenia with nothing but the clothes on her back and a pocket full of black pepper to ward off the guard dogs, and for that

I am most grateful," Mr Perko said.

Within the Slovenian community, Ms Perko was known for her vocal protests about the famous Kransky being labelled as a Polish or German sausage.

Her love of Slovenia, the official home of the gourmet sausage, was only subdued by her memories of Nazi occupation and the brutal regime of Yugoslavian dictator Marshal Josip Tito.

In her final years, Ms Perko remained a valiant volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the St Vincent de Paul charity.

News just keeps getting weirder and weirder these days.

January 21st, 2006, 7:44 PM
All I can say is.. wtf hax.
Someone is f<insert cool censore bypass here> ing hacking.
I'd be d.amned if I ever get killed by the end of a banana.

January 21st, 2006, 7:56 PM
That is hilarious. Wouldve been funnier if she died from slipping on the banana peel, instead XD

Lady: *unpeeling banana* Gosh, I am so hungry. *drops peel on the floor* This is gr-- *slips on banana peel and dies* XD

Dragonite Tamer
January 22nd, 2006, 4:40 AM
The poor woman, killed by a banana. What a way to die. Shows that you can never be too careful.

January 22nd, 2006, 5:27 AM
I doubt this is true. Dying from a banana falling down against your leg? Did the banana have a blade on the end of it?

January 22nd, 2006, 5:56 AM
That's all I have to say...

John Denver
January 22nd, 2006, 6:25 AM
I think Napoleon Bonabart (I know I spelled that wrong, forgive me for not knowing french) conquered nearly 1/3 of the world until he died from a nosebleed.

I Want Your Skull
January 22nd, 2006, 2:46 PM

January 22nd, 2006, 4:48 PM
That's a load of B.S. Seriously, who'd honestly believe that?

Otter Mii-kun
January 22nd, 2006, 5:13 PM
I've heard of small objects falling and killing people, but a banana? Geez!

January 22nd, 2006, 5:17 PM
...The hell. That was dumb. Now my fear of bananas is even greater.

Ciervo Volante
January 22nd, 2006, 5:27 PM
Um... a banana? I didn't know the ends of bananas were really that sharp. I might belive this if they had said what kind of complications she had. >_>

January 22nd, 2006, 5:54 PM
Yeah, I was kind of wondering when exactly the ends of bananas got that sharp. It said in the article she had some kind of skin condition, but if it were that bad just about anything could scrape her like that o_O. Also, it would have had to have been a pretty deep cut to hurt her so badly. And I too wonder what kind of complications she had. I'm not an MD or anything, but it seems like in most cases, if it were really that bad, they could amputate her leg if they had to and she'd be okay. Unless she wasn't strong enough to survive the surgery or she just didn't want to do it or something.

January 23rd, 2006, 4:01 PM
I think Napoleon Bonabart (I know I spelled that wrong, forgive me for not knowing french) conquered nearly 1/3 of the world until he died from a nosebleed.

Wasn't that Alexander the Great? And comparing being killed by a falling banana and being killed by a nosebleed doesn't make a lot of sense, because you may have medical complications that cause your wounds to not stop bleeding, and he got the nosebleed while he was drunk, whereas a banana wouldn't kill someone unless it was dropped off of the Empire State Building or a taller building than that.

February 3rd, 2006, 3:19 PM
I've heard of people who have slipped on bananas and got injuries but that's rediculous yet sad at the same time.

February 4th, 2006, 11:55 AM
WTF indeed...


February 6th, 2006, 11:19 AM
Yeah this is the older one. That's so sad!! But really funny at the same time XD

February 6th, 2006, 12:35 PM
Erm, that's not really funny, it's sad -.-; If you were killed by a banana, would you want us sitting around here laughing at you? Never mind, don't answer that >.>;; (Gah, sorry if I sounded rude, sometimes I just feel the need to stick up for people o.o)