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Philip Caulfield
New York Daily News
July 14, 2014

A man killed himself at Burning Man-style arts festival by leaping into a towering burning art structure in front of hundreds of horrified onlookers, authorities and witnesses said.

On Monday, scores of "burners" -- who commune in the Nevada desert every August for Burning Man -- were mourning the doomed festivalgoer after he dove into the flames during a moonlit bonfire ritual at the Element 11 fest near Salt Lake City late Saturday.
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That couldn't have smelled very good.
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That couldn't have smelled very good.

It smells revoltingly appetizing once the hair and clothes are burned off. Almost exactly like pork roasting.
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Judging by the partying crowd in the You Tube, my guess there was a good likelihood alcohol and a lot of cannabis was involved. So rather than being your "goodbye cruel world" sort of suicide, it was more of a, "hey dud, watch this"ending. 
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