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http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Feb/10/images.jpgWikipedia is such a wonderful resource that I often find myself browsing it for hours on end. I will see something on television, or think of something to look up and just get lost in it's neverending pages of articles.I've only been to Walt Disney World twice in my life. The first time I was only three years old; the second time my parents took me and my sister while I was in middle school. When you search for Disney World on Wikipedia, you can find the history and all sorts of cool secrets about the parks.But, I found myself entranced with a page that details a long list of strange and unusual incidents that have taken place at the parks over the years.Take eighteen year old Deborah Gail Stone, who was crushed to death between a revolving wall and a staionary platform on the America Sings attraction at Disneyland in California.Or nineteen year old Thomas Cleveland who was struck and killed by the monorail which dragged him 40 feet down the track after he had tried to sneak into the park by climbing onto the monorail track.Or poor Bogden Delaurot, who drowned while trying to swim across the Rivers of America in Disneyland. He and his brother had hid on the island past closing time, but didn't quite make it across the river when they decided to leave the park.And then there's the unfortunate story of Javier Cruz who, dressed as Pluto, was run over by the Beauty and the Beast parade float at the Magic Kingdom in Florida.I could go on. . .But, here's the Wikipedia page. Read some for yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incidents_at_Disney_parks