9 People Who Died From Doing Science Too Hard

Ignoring the golden rule: “Never lick the thing you’ve just discovered.”

1. Francis Bacon

2. Franz Reichelt

3. Jesse William Lazear

4. Clement Vallandigham

5. Mary Ward

6. Alexander Bogdanov

7. Horace Lawson Hunley

8. Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier

9. Carl Wilhelm Scheele

Scientists, please remember: get it peer reviewed before you put it in your mouth.

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