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Way to Die #794
Name of the death is a pun on "African", "ant", and "can't"
Date March 24, 1994
Location Tanzania, Africa
Episode this death
was featured in
"Dying to Tell the Story"
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"African't", Way to Die #794, is the first death to be featured in "Dying to Tell the Story", which aired on December 29, 2010.


Herb and Miranda are spoiled trust funders on an African safari. They haven't seen any animals. And the more their tour guide couldn't find any, the more frustrated the siblings get (Herb was the most arrogant). Having had enough, they decided to abandon their tour guide and find the animals themselves. 3 and 1/2 hours later, the siblings were predictably and dangerously lost. The 118-degree heat was taking its toll on them. The siblings were feeling the fatigue of accelerated dehydration. When they found a shade under a tree, they passed out.

Hours later, Miranda woke up to discover that a colony of driver ants had eaten Herb alive from the inside-out. Miranda was spared because the perfume she was wearing has tricyclodecenyl allyl ether in it, one of the most common chemicals used in insect repellent. Horrified of Herb's grisly fate, she ran off screaming into the wild.

"$50 million in your bank account: that means you get to act like world-class brats. 50 million ants down your throat: that means you're dead."

Cast and Interviewees

  • Dave Amiott - Herb (lead: intended victim)
  • Emily Corbitt - Miranda (lead)
  • Derrick Scott - Safari Driver (lead)
  • Jim Leske - Safari Guide
  • Jules Sylvester - Wild Life Expert

Foreign names

  • Africa-NO (African-t) - Latin American dub.
  • África va ser que no (Africa, it will be not) - Spanish dub

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