Dead pool

The Marmon Wasp, the car that won the 1911 Indianapolis 500.

Game of prediction which involves guessing when someone will die.

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The Marmon Wasp, the car that won the 1911 Indianapolis 500.

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Deadpool (film)

2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.

2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.

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(L-R) Tim Miller, Reynolds, Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Hildebrand, Skrein, and Carano speaking at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con
Co-writer Rhett Reese said the studio's cuts to the film's budget made the script more efficient
Stunt coordinator Philip J. Silvera in costume as Deadpool on set in Vancouver
Top: Andre Tricoteux (center) on set as Colossus, wearing a gray tracking suit. Bottom: Completed shot, with CG Colossus by Digital Domain and environment by Atomic Fiction.

He becomes a masked vigilante, adopting the name "Deadpool" (from Weasel picking him in a dead pool), and moves into the home of an elderly blind woman named Al.

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The Dead Pool

1988 American action thriller film directed by Buddy Van Horn written by Steve Sharon and starring Clint Eastwood as Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan.

1988 American action thriller film directed by Buddy Van Horn written by Steve Sharon and starring Clint Eastwood as Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan.

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The story concerns the manipulation of a dead pool game by a serial killer, whose efforts are confronted by the hardened detective Callahan.

Dirty Harry (film series)

American action film series featuring San Francisco Police Department Homicide Division Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan.

American action film series featuring San Francisco Police Department Homicide Division Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan.

Harry finds that he is among the subjects of a dead pool, a game betting on deaths of celebrities.

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Fucked Company

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Fucked Company was a website created by Philip J. "Pud" Kaplan after the dot-com bubble in 2000 as a "dot-com dead pool" that chronicled troubled and failing companies in a unique and abrasive manner.

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Rotten.com

Shock site active from 1996 to 2012.

Shock site active from 1996 to 2012.

Screenshot from March 18, 2010

In November 2003, the Rotten Dead Pool was launched.

Douglas Dam

Hydroelectric dam on the French Broad River in Sevier County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States.

Hydroelectric dam on the French Broad River in Sevier County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States.

Douglas Dam during construction.
Construction work at Douglas Dam, 1942.
Plan of Douglas Dam, circa 1941–2
Douglas Dam from upstream

Intentional drawdown during winter months is a common time for these releases, exposing the lake bottom up to several hundred feet from the shoreline and resulting in suspension of power generation when the lake reaches dead pool levels.

Lake Shannon looking downstream during the floods of 2003, with the Lower Baker Dam in the distance

Lake Shannon

Long, narrow reservoir on the Baker River in Skagit County, Washington in the United States.

Long, narrow reservoir on the Baker River in Skagit County, Washington in the United States.

Lake Shannon looking downstream during the floods of 2003, with the Lower Baker Dam in the distance
Lower Baker Dam from the river below
Map of the Skagit River drainage basin showing Lake Shannon on the Baker River (near center)

The full pool elevation of the lake is 438 ft, while the minimum lake level for power generation is 370 ft and dead pool elevation is 355 ft. The lake holds 161470 acre.ft of water at full pool.

Augur (software)

Decentralized prediction market platform built on the Ethereum blockchain.

Decentralized prediction market platform built on the Ethereum blockchain.

Soon after the platform launched, users had created death pools — or assassination markets — on famous people.

Caravaggio, The Cardsharps (c. 1594), depicting card sharps

Gambling

Wagering of something of value ("the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the intent of winning something else of value.

Wagering of something of value ("the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the intent of winning something else of value.

Caravaggio, The Cardsharps (c. 1594), depicting card sharps
A gambling stand in Paris
Gamblers in the Ship of Fools, 1494
"Players and courtesans under a tent" by Cornelis de Vos
Max Kaur and religious leaders, protest against gambling, Tallinn, Estonia
The Caesars Palace main fountain. The statue is a copy of the ancient Winged Victory of Samothrace.
A pachinko parlor in Tokyo, Japan
Mahjong tiles.
RAY's Ruusu and Tuplapotti slot machines in Finland
Tokyo Racecourse in Tokyo, Japan.
Gloria Mundi, or The Devil addressing the sun, a cartoon showing the British politician Charles James Fox standing on a roulette wheel perched atop a globe showing England and continental Europe. The implication is that his penniless state, indicated by turned-out pockets, is due to gambling.

Gambling games that take place outside of casinos include bingo (as played in the US and UK), dead pool, lotteries, pull-tab games and scratchcards, and Mahjong.

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Killing Hasselhoff

2017 American action comedy film directed by Darren Grant, and starring Ken Jeong and David Hasselhoff.

2017 American action comedy film directed by Darren Grant, and starring Ken Jeong and David Hasselhoff.

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A man, who is down on his luck, attempts to win a celebrity death pool by trying to kill David Hasselhoff.