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A case of disguised suicide is presented. A 77-year-old man had made technical arrangements so that the pistol with which he shot himself was thrown aside by the elasticity of a rubber band, to which it was tied, and was thereby hidden. After the shot the man fell and crushed his head, which initially concealed the bullet wound. A scrutinizing technical investigation at the scence of the death with close collaboration between the experts involved, revealed the true circumstances. No explanation for the attempt to conceal the suicide was found.
BOTTOM-UP HEAPSORT is a variant of HEAPSORT which beats on average even the clever variants of QUICKSORT, if n is not very small. Up to now, the worst case complexity of BOTTOM-UP HEAPSORT has been able to be estimated only by 1.5n log n. McDiarmid and Reed (1989) have presented a variant of BOTTOM-UP HEAPSORT which needs extra storage for n bits. The worst case number of comparisons of this (almost internal) sorting algorithm is estimated by n log n + 1.1 n. It is discussed how many comparisons can be saved on average.