|Way to Die #300|
|"Bad Hair Day"|
|Name of the death is a pun on "bad hair day"|
|"Betty wouldn't give it up and then she lit it up. All because of her killer hair."|
|Date||August 14, 1956|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
|Episode this death
was featured in
"Bad Hair Day", Way to Die #300, is the second death to be featured in "Death Watch", which aired on January 27, 2010.
A woman named Betty on a double date with Suzy refuses to let her boyfriend, Joe make out with her, fearing her beehive hairdo will be ruined. Finally, he gets frustrated with her and the two step outside to smoke cigarettes, with Joe lighting hers for her. Only problem: back in the 50's, hairspray contained alcohol and other flammable substances, causing Betty's hair to burn hotter and longer. The flame from his lighter sets fire to her hair, saturated with hairspray. Betty dies when the fire spreads to her scalp, burning her brain and cooking her skull.
"In an instant, Betty's hair became a towering inferno."
- Dr. Pavel Bindra - Cardiac Electrophysiologist