7 insane real-life incidents prove that what goes around comes around

7 insane real-life incidents prove that what goes around comes around

Here are some of the most satisfying stories of evil people receiving their comeuppance and good people getting their just reward.

There are people with hearts of gold out there, who give everything to help others, even if it is at great personal cost. And then there are the a**holes who are willing to stake everything, including other people's lives, for personal benefit. And then there is karma to take care of everything!

People who help other people out will eventually see their efforts repaid. (Pixabay)
People who help other people out will eventually see their efforts repaid. (Pixabay)

Here are some of the most amazing real-life stories that prove that karma really does exist. People who did a good turn to others were repaid in ways they could have never imagined, and people who did others dirty received their comeuppance with poetic justice.


1. The anti-helmet activist who died for want of a helmet

Philip A. Contos was rallying against the imposition of mandatory helmet laws in a bike rally, that he was participating in on his 1983 Harley Davidson. American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE) had organized a bike ride to protest helmets.

During the course of the ride, Contos attempt to brake, but ended up fishtailing and losing control of his vehicle. He was thrown over his handlebars and hit his head on the pavement. He was pronounced dead not long after the accident at a hospital.

The irony was that he would not have been killed had he been wearing a helmet, as was mandated by the law. State troopers and the attending medical professional at the scene attested that a helmet would have helped him survive the fall.

2. The man who saved 2 million babies by donating blood out of gratitude

James Harrison, an Australian native, had a lung removed when he was 14 and was saved because he received over 2 gallons of blood that had been donated by strangers. He decided to repay the favor by donating blood every three weeks over the next 11 years.

His blood was demonstrated to contain anti-D, a rare antibody also called Rh (D) immune globulin, which was used to block an immune response in certain women's bodies that attacks the cells of their fetus. Through his regular donations, he managed to save the lives of nearly 2 million infants, according to the Australian Red Cross.

3. The corpse raider who died of liver cancer

Michael Mastromarino was a disgraced dental surgeon who turned instead to the organ transplant trade and made millions by selling bones, tissues, and organs illegally harvested from deceased people without their family's permission.

Nearly 10,000 patients received the body parts he stole, some of which were from people who had cancer or HIV. He forged death certificates and consent forms to push them across. He eventually succumbed to cancer of the liver that metastasized to his bones.

4. The man who survived a heart attack because he helped fix a flat tire

Victor Giesbrecht, 61, had been driving on an interstate in Wisconsin when he stopped to help two ladies who had blown a tire, and helped them replace the flat. As the women went on their way, they saw his car stopped by the road.

Victor Giesbrecht helped two strangers fix a flat tire. (Pixabay)
Victor Giesbrecht helped two strangers fix a flat tire. (Pixabay)

His wife, Ann, was frantically waving for help at passersby. One of the women, Sara Berg, turned out to be a certified nursing assistant, who noticed that his heart had stopped. She administered CPR to Victor until the paramedics arrived and resuscitated him, saving his life.

Sara Berg's administering of CPR helped Victor survive his cardiac arrest. (Pixabay)
Sara Berg's administering of CPR helped Victor survive his cardiac arrest. (Pixabay)

5. The man who gave millions lead poisoning then accidentally strangled himself

Thomas Midgley Jr. was credited with the invention of leaded gasoline and freon, two inventions that would eventually have an enormous detrimental impact both on the environment and on human health, indirectly claiming many lives.

In fact, Midgley knew that the gas was poisonous even before he marketed it because he got lead poisoning himself from prolonged exposure to the metal. Despite this, he went ahead with the invention, which caused neurological problems in children and adults alike for decades and raised crime rates.

He eventually became severely disabled and bedridden after contracting polio and encountering lead poisoning himself, but he devised a system of ropes and pulleys that could hoist him out of his bed. One day, he got entangled in the ropes and was strangled to death by his own creation.

Thomas Midgley Jr. (Wikimedia Commons)
Thomas Midgley Jr. (Wikimedia Commons)

6. The man who ended up saving his own life because he regularly donated blood

Jim Becker of Wisconsin used to regularly donate blood in order to raise enough money to take his 11 children to football games. He donated enough blood to save his life, as 20 years after he began donating, doctors diagnosed him with a rare disorder that can be treated by letting out blood.

Becker ended up surviving the rare blood disorder called hemochromatosis that leads to a toxic build-up of iron in the body. The blood is safe for other people to use, but if a person does not get treated - either by letting blood out or by taking medications - they may die.

Becker found out that his father, who passed away at the young age of 43, had also had the disease and most likely succumbed to it. If he hadn't been such an avid fan of football or of donating blood, he may not have lived to be in his 80s.

7. The anti-semitic politician who moved to Israel after discovering that he was Jewish

Csanad Szegedi had gained notoriety as a member of the far-right Hungarian political party, the Jobbik party, and was infamous for his anti-semitic speeches and support for ideological views that claimed that the Holocaust had never occurred.

In 2012, it came to light that he had tried to suppress information about his heritage. He eventually confessed that he was Jewish, as his grandmother revealed to him that she had been in camps in Auschwitz and Dachau. He eventually apologized for his remarks, emigrated to Israel, and now raises awareness against anti-semitism.


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