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    Russian poker star, 26, dies after electrocuting herself with hairdryer in bath

    A 26-year-old Russian poker star has died after electrocuting herself in the bath with a hairdryer in her family’s Moscow apartment, according to local media.



    Lilya Novikova’s body was found in the bathroom by a neighbour after her parents raised the alarm when they had been unable to get hold of her for several hours.

    Ms Novikova was well known in the e-sports and online gaming community and went under the name Liay.

    Russian news site MK (Moskovsky Komsomolets) said doctors had given a preliminary cause of death as accidental.

    Russia’s Investigative Committee, an official government body, said there were signs of electrocution injuries on Ms Novikova’s body. An investigation has been launched but all reports suggest it was a tragic accident.

    The person who found her body was reportedly an elderly neighbour who lived in the same building and had a set of keys to the apartment.
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    Ms Novikova was a design engineer and had graduated from the prestigious Bauman Moscow State Technical University – the second oldest educational institution in the country.

    Her “outstanding intellect and deep mathematical knowledge” helped her to pull off significant poker victories, MK reported.



    She filmed masterclasses in poker which were widely followed online and was also a keen cyclist and snowboarder.

    She reportedly died four days before her 27th birthday.

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    very pretty, useful for a poker face

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    ^^Smokin hot in the photo indeed!

    I am not sure if it is possible to toast yourself like that anymore in Aussie. I think the mandatory safety switch would cut out before you were killed. But I am not a sparky so I could be speaking bollix.

    When I was a kid I used to have the cassette player plugged into the mains and sitting on a very narrow wobbly shelf right over the feet end of the bath every bath night. I am not sure if I was playing Russian roulette singing along to The Jam with my bottle of matey bubble bath as a microphone or not.

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    Good way to murder someone. No suspicion for a dumb blonde way to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    electrocuting herself in the bath with a hairdryer
    Would something like that be instant? Like an instant cardiac arrest and the fuse/power cuts out in a second.


    Or more like an electric chair that keeps on going for a minute or so, and the poor fooker in the bath has a decent amount of time dancing before they die?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    outstanding intellect and deep mathematical knowledge
    Intellect a bit short re Ohm's Law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Would something like that be instant? Like an instant cardiac arrest
    Yes. Instant death if current flows directly through the heart.

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    Maybe there is a purpose to those warnings that cause snickers.

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    Very sad but a design engineer graduate uses a hairdryer in the bath ?
    RIP young lady, wasted life.

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