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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 and impatient the siblings get (Herb was the most arrogant). Having had enough, they decided to abandon their tour guide and find the animals themselves. Three and a half hours later, the siblings were predictably and dangerously lost. The 118℉ (equivalent to 47.7778℃) 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 (also known as siafu) 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 her brother's grisly fate, she ran off screaming into the wild.


  • In the Spike website, this segment is called Afri-Can't, with a minus symbol between "Afri" and "Can't."
  • It's unknown what happens to Miranda after she runs off.
  • This is the only death to take place in Tanzania.
  • This is similar to the death of an elderly German couple
    • This is also slightly similar to Oz Holed.

Foreign names

  • Africa-NO (African-t) - Latin American dub.
  • Night night.

    África va ser que no (Africa, it will be not) - Spanish dub