Crunching on popcorn gets a man killed during a screening of "Black Swan"

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Was it the popcorn? Or was it Nina?
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards take place this Sunday, February 27.

Black Swan, a psychological thriller set in the New York City ballet world, holds five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress (Natalie Portman).

The film caused more than a scare in Latvia yesterday. A man was shot dead at the central multiplex cinema in the Latvian capital, Riga, after eating his popcorn too loudly during a screening of Black Swan, according to the Telegraph.

Was it just the popcorn or a psychological effect of the mind-twisting thriller?

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I'm with "Let's be honest". Some people are terrible with the popcorn. And, for the record, shaking the nearly empty bucket to do whatever thing you think it does (spread oil, salt, etc) not only doesn't work.

Ryan Siverson
Ryan Siverson

The man probably thought the popcorn sounded like the splitting of toenails. Oh ya, you remember!

Let's be honest
Let's be honest

Hopefully this story will serve as a warning to others.

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