The very bad Luck of Aki Higashihara

Kotaku hat eine ziemlich amüsante Story über Aki Higashihara, deren Blog in Japan den Ruf des „Death Blogs“ hat, weil alles, was sie anfasst, worüber sie schreibt, wohin sie geht, unweigerlich dem Untergang geweiht ist. Nun hat sie über Nintendos Wii geschrieben und zeitgleich sacken die Verkaufszahlen ab. Aki Higashiharas Blog of Doom oder auch: Japanese Dangertits! (Ja, eigentlich wollte ich mir nur ihr Bild hier reinkleben, die Story ist trotzdem ziemlich unglaublich.)

• Every horse she picks in horse races loses with her record at 38 straight losses.

• In May 2007, she picked her three favorite horses to win — all three break bones.

• Two months later, a jockey tells her to select any horse but his. In her pre-blog days, Higashihara replies that she'll repeatedly write his name in her notebook — then referred to as the "Death Note". Two months later, the jockey falls off his horse and ends up with a broken rib and punctured lung.

• Higashihara jokes that she'll write the names of all horses in her notebook, except her favorite horse "Vodka". There is an outbreak of equine flu later that year at the Japan Racing Association stables, resulting in all races for that year to be cancel. Vodka doesn't fall ill to the flu, but develops swollen ankles and cannot race.

This Woman Is The Nintendo Wii Killer