It's often noted that fruit pits, the hardened seeds inside peaches, cherries, and plums, contain amygdalin, which breaks down into cyanide in the body. It is also often noted that apple seeds and some others also have amygdalin, though admittedly less than pits.
Cyanide, of course, is very toxic. It doesn't take much to kill you. However, from what I can find, it would take quite a few seeds or pits to get enough amygdalin to poison anybody, yet, I've read claims that people have indeed died from cyanide poisoning originating from amygdalin found naturally in these seeds.
No one has survived eating more than 38 [apricot pits].
The quote implies that some people have indeed died from eating apricot pits. Is this true? What were the circumstances (e.g. did they eat a bunch intentionally)?