1. Uncontrollable laughter
In 1556, Pietro Aretino, an italian poet, satirist, and pornographer, died by suffocation due to uncontrollable laughter. Could you be next?
In 1667, the burgomaster of Brunau, Austria, died after tripping on his own beard and breaking his neck. The beard was 4.5 feet long at the time of his death, and he unusually kept it in a leather pouch.
3. Urinary Blockage and a Whale’s Bone
In 1816, an American Statesman (Gouverneur Morris), died after sticking a whale’s bone into his urinary tract in an attempt to clear a blockage.
4. Death by rice chest
Crown Prince Sado died in 1762 after his father (the king) deemed him unfit to take the throne. He was ordered to be sealed alive in a rice chest.
5. Mass Hysteria
Alain de Monéys, a French aristocrat, was cooked and eaten alive by villagers of a town in Dordogne, after a reported case of mass hysteria in 1870.
6. King Tut’s Curse
After George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon got a mosquito bite on his face which he cut when shaving lead to an infection, it lead him to blood poisoning and eventually pneumonia. He died in 1923.
7. Swallowing a microphone
In the USA, a drunk wedding entertainer died by asphyxiation when he swallowed a microphone after an altercation with the groom.
8. Formula One
Alan Stacey, a Formula One race driver died after a bird flew onto the track during the Grand Prix in Belgium, which caused him to lose control, ultimately leading to his death in 1960.