I have a side hobby of mine, it's just a hobby, but I like to study massacre's, not necessarily with firearms, but events that lead up to massive tragedies with dozens killed and even more injured. Usually I find there is a whole series of factors prior to the incident taking place that leads up to a massive loss of life. Some of the one's I've studied was the catwalk collapse in Kansas City circa 1984 I think, Flight 191 in Chicago in the late 70's, actually I like studying a lot of DC-10 tragedies because I like to make fun of the airplane and call it the "Death Cruiser - 10". A classic one is the big top circus fire in Connecticut in 1945, also known as "The days the clowns cried". I love high speed rail and would love to see this country implement, but train disasters, especially recent ones, are always worthy of looking over as to what went wrong. We had a massive train crash as recently as 20 years ago in the Big Bayou by the Sunset Limited I believe it was in Mississippi, but the most interesting one I found was the one that happened in Germany in 1998, the Eschede Train disaster. Anyways, looks like I have a new disaster to study up on, this Brazillian Night Club fire, this is the biggest loss of life I've heard about at a night club since atleast the Bali Bombings in Indonesia. The Station club fire which happened the year I graduated highschool (2003), killed exactly 100 people, has one of the most eerie pieces of footage by a local television crew, of the entire fire from when it started to the camera man watching people try to stampede and trample each other outside the narrow exit with thick toxic smoke pouring out over everyone's heads. The Unedited Full Rhode Island Station Nightclub Fire 2 20 03 - YouTube This is a long video, but the fire quickly gets out of control and the whole thing is a blazing inferno within 5 minutes of the fire starting. If you look closely at one part in the video you can see a man running out of the inferno with his clothes set ablaze. Night Club fire's are a venue for massive losses of life. In part because a lot of the times there is highly flammable material across the walls and ceiling of the entire night club, and often the bouncers guard the exit doors to make sure no one leaves without paying their tab, or the exit doors are locked because of this. Narrow exit's also can lead to stampede's in which people are crushed to death by the weight of enormous crowds pushing individual people in front of them, or the person falling down and everyone walking on top of them. Also I don't know if any of you believe in ghosts, but I love good ghost stories, and some of the massacre's there is sightings of ghosts shortly after the massacre, Flight 191 in particular has some interesting ghost stories and Eastern Airlines Flight 401 in the Florida everglades has a lot of good ghost stories.