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Pandora, c. 1626, Nicolas Régnier correctly portrayed Pandora with a jar, not a box, in his Allegory of Vanity—Pandora

[caption id="attachment_73618" align="aligncenter" width="486"]Pandora, c. 1626, Nicolas Régnier correctly portrayed Pandora with a jar, not a box, in his Allegory of Vanity—Pandora Man dies after opening Pandora's box Pandora, c. 1626, Nicolas Régnier correctly portrayed Pandora with a jar, not a box, in his Allegory of Vanity—Pandora[/caption]Man dies after opening Pandora's box

A 37-year old man from Cumbria died from unexplained causes after allegedly opening a box in his bedroom that was mysteriously labeled "Pandora's Box", reports the Huff Post.

The term refers to a legend from Greek mythology in which Pandora received a container said to hold all of the world's sorrows, troubles and evils, with a mandate to open it at her own risk. Police officials say they are stumped as to why Jason Airey's heart failed after he opened a container that held synthetic cannabis.

Airey was found unconscious in his bedroom and rushed to a nearby hospital. But doctors there say he never regained consciousness and expired within 48 hours of his arrival in the emergency room.

Airey's dad indicated that his son exhibited no unusual symptoms just prior to his unexpected death and confirmed that he believed his son had opened the strangely labeled box just before experiencing heart failure.

The local coroner who performed an autopsy on Airey's body reports that the cause of death was a stoppage of his heart muscles, which in turn caused a shut-down of all of his other organs. In addition, the coroner reports no cannabis was found in Airey's system and the cause of death was likely natural.

[caption id="attachment_73631" align="aligncenter" width="398"]A pithos from Crete, ca. 675 BC. Louvre A pithos from Crete, ca. 675 BC. Louvre[/caption]

From the News & Star:

Coroner Robert Chapman said a post-mortem showed Jason’s heart had stopped beating, causing his organs to fail –- but they would probably never know why. He never regained consciousness and died in the Cumberland Infirmary two days later.

According to the Carlisle News & Star, Mr Airey Snr said: ‘He was just his normal self. I think he had enjoyed himself in town. He had been shopping and said he was going upstairs to get changed.’

[caption id="attachment_73626" align="aligncenter" width="634"]Location: Jason Airey, 37, was found unconscious by his parents next to the box, which contained unused synthetic cannabis, in the bedroom of their home on this road in Carlisle, Cumbria Location: Jason Airey, 37, was found unconscious by his parents next to the box, which contained unused synthetic cannabis, in the bedroom of their home on this road in Carlisle, Cumbria
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Man dies after opening Pandora's box
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/12/man-dies-after-opening-pandoras-box_n_4262894.html

Man who opened ‘Pandora’s Box’ dies mysteriously
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/man-opened-pandora-box-dies-mysteriously-160034426.html

Man, 37, dies of natural causes after being found unconscious next to opened 'Pandora's Box' in his bedroom
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2505194/Man-37-dies-natural-causes-unconscious-opened-Pandoras-Box-bedroom.html

Man dies after opening Pandora's box
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/death-of-37-year-old-carlisle-man-still-a-mystery-1.1095750#

Pandora
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora

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