Most observations of animal suicide come from laboratories where the creatures have been kept under stress, sometimes deliberately, to see what will happen, sometimes from ignorance. A keeper repeatedly found young octopuses dead on the side of the tank. With great effort they had dragged themselves out of the water and clung to the glass, where they desiccated. The octopuses had been kept isolated, one per tank, in clean glass expanses, the water unrelieved by any life forms. The deaths stopped once the keeper leavened the tanks with corks and plastic seaweed. This was enough, though maybe just barely, to ward off sensory deprivation and despair.
‘If you think you know the one thing that causes people to commit suicide, please let us know,’ Army Vice Chief of Staff General Peter Chiarelli told the Army Times, ‘because we don’t know what it is.’
More U.S. Soldiers Killed Themselves Than Died in Combat in 2010 (via oversets)
Hmmm, tough one… Just because I want to help, I’m just gonna take a shot in the dark here, you people can help me out if you think I’m wrong right? If I had to pick one thing that makes soldiers commit suicide it’d probably be FUCKING WAR, YOU DUMB DESPICABLE FUCK.
(Obviously OS let the stupidity speak for itself while I couldn’t hold back my “mad as hell” moment on this one)