Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What Killed Mozart?

Reuters reports on another ridiculous theory as to what killed the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

The death of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the age of 35 may have been caused by complications stemming from strep throat, according to a Dutch study published on Monday. Since the composer's death in 1791, there have been various theories about the cause of his untimely end, from intentional poisoning, to rheumatic fever, to trichinosis, a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork.

Clearly, the author of the story is conflating one of the famous composer's works, the opera la morte da streptococcal, with an actual cause of death. This is especially ludicrous given the fact that, per my own research, the author of the canon Leck mich im Arsch was probably killed by enema.

Mozart is the most famous person ever to die by enema.

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Mozart pic source.

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