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    Jul 26, 2011

    36 Weird Ways To Die

    People have been dying in strange ways forever. Here are some of the weirdest deaths in the past three hundred years.

    • 1. Overeating At A Feast Given In Your Honor

      Overeating At A Feast Given In Your Honor

      Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1751)

    • 2. Being Hit By A Canonball That Was Fired As A Salute To You

      Being Hit By A Canonball That Was Fired As A Salute To You

      John Kendrick (1794)

    • 3. Drowning In A Flood Of Beer (Or Being Injured In A Beer Flood) (Or Getting Alcohol Poisoning In A Beer Flood)

      Drowning In A Flood Of Beer (Or Being Injured In A Beer Flood) (Or Getting Alcohol Poisoning In A Beer Flood)

      London Beer Flood (1814)

    • 4. Sticking A Piece Of Whale Bone Through Your Urinary Tract To Clear A Blockage

      Sticking A Piece Of Whale Bone Through Your Urinary Tract To Clear A Blockage

      Gouverneur Morris (1816)

    • 5. Swinging A Baseball Bat So Hard That It Ruptures Your Bladder

      Swinging A Baseball Bat So Hard That It Ruptures Your Bladder

      Jim Creighton (1862)

    • 6. Accidentally Shooting Yourself In Court While Demonstrating To A Jury How Your Client's Alleged Victim Might Have Accidentally Shot Himself

      Accidentally Shooting Yourself In Court While Demonstrating To A Jury How Your Client's Alleged Victim Might Have Accidentally Shot Himself

      Clement Vallandigham (1871)

    • 7. Being Poisoned, Shot In The Head, Shot Three More Times, Bludgeoned, Castrated, And Then Thrown Into A River Only For The Cause Of Death To Be Drowning

      Being Poisoned, Shot In The Head, Shot Three More Times, Bludgeoned, Castrated, And Then Thrown Into A River Only For The Cause Of Death To Be Drowning

      Grigori Rasputin (1916)

    • 8. Being Crushed Or Drowned By Molasses

      Being Crushed Or Drowned By Molasses

      Boston Molasses Disaster (1919)

    • 9. Being Hit By A Pitch

      Being Hit By A Pitch

      Ray Chapman (1920)

    • 10. Being Bit By A Monkey

      Being Bit By A Monkey

      Alexander I Of Greece (1920)

    • 11. Having Your Costume Set Ablaze By An Errant Disposed Match

      Having Your Costume Set Ablaze By An Errant Disposed Match

      Martha Mansfield (1923)

    • 12. Having Your Racecar's Drive Chain Snap And Decapitate You

      Having Your Racecar's Drive Chain Snap And Decapitate You

      J. G. Parry-Thomas (1927)

    • 13. Having Your Long Scarf Get Caught In The Wheel Of The Car You Are Riding In, Thus Breaking Your Neck

      Having Your Long Scarf Get Caught In The Wheel Of The Car You Are Riding In, Thus Breaking Your Neck

      Isadora Duncan (1927)

    • 14. Committing Suicide In Prison Using A Bomb Made Out Of Playing Cards That Had A Flammable Chemical In Their Red Ink

      Committing Suicide In Prison Using A Bomb Made Out Of Playing Cards That Had A Flammable Chemical In Their Red Ink

      William Kogut (1930)

    • 15. Falling Down A Chimney Into The Furnace After Mistaking The Chimney For A Balcony

      Falling Down A Chimney Into The Furnace After Mistaking The Chimney For A Balcony

      Sirkka Sari (1939)

    • 16. Having A Stroke After Reading A Negative Premature Obituary Of Yourself

      Having A Stroke After Reading A Negative Premature Obituary Of Yourself

      Marcus Garvey (1940)

    • 17. Accidentally Torpedoing Your Own Ship

      Accidentally Torpedoing Your Own Ship

      HMS Trinidad (1942) and the USS Tang (1944)

    • 18. Being Crushed By Giant Stacks Of Newspapers, Books, And Other Large Items That You Have Been Hoarding

      Being Crushed By Giant Stacks Of Newspapers, Books, And Other Large Items That You Have Been Hoarding

      Langley Collyer (1947)

    • 19. Crashing Your Racecar When A Bird Flies Into Your Face

      Crashing Your Racecar When A Bird Flies Into Your Face

      Alan Stacey (1960)

    • 20. Having A Surfboard On Your Convertible Hit Another Car, Spin Around, And Break Your Neck

      Having A Surfboard On Your Convertible Hit Another Car, Spin Around, And Break Your Neck

      Worth Bingham (1966)
      (Obviously The Above Is Not The Actual Car)

    • 21. Being Electrocuted Onstage By A Live Microphone

      Being Electrocuted Onstage By A Live Microphone

      Leslie Harvey (1972)

    • 22. Drinking Yourself To Death With Carrot Juice

      Drinking Yourself To Death With Carrot Juice

      Basil Brown (1974)

    • 23. Being Crushed To Death Between A Moving Wall And A Stationary Wall In A Disneyland Ride

      Being Crushed To Death Between A Moving Wall And A Stationary Wall In A Disneyland Ride

      Deborah Gail Stone (1974)

    • 24. Laughing Yourself To Death Watching The Goodies

      Laughing Yourself To Death Watching The Goodies

      Alex Mitchell (1975)

    • 25. Being Poisoned By A Modified Umbrella

      Being Poisoned By A Modified Umbrella

      Georgi Markov (1978)

    • 26. Being Struck By A Flying Model Lawnmower At A New York Jets Halftime Show

      Being Struck By A Flying Model Lawnmower At A New York Jets Halftime Show

      John Bowen (1979)

    • 27. Achieving A High Score In The Video Game Berserk

      Achieving A High Score In The Video Game Berserk

      Jeff Dailey (1981)
      Peter Burkowski (1982)
      (Both boys were young and healthy but died of heart attacks after getting high scores. How there isn't a horror movie about this is shocking.)

    • 28. Choking On An Eye Drop Bottle Cap

      Choking On An Eye Drop Bottle Cap

      Tennessee Williams (1983)

    • 29. Getting Hit In The Balls By A Tennis Ball

      Getting Hit In The Balls By A Tennis Ball

      Dick Wertheim (1983)
      (After being hit in the balls, Wertheim collapsed and hit his head on the pavement.)

    • 30. Being Crushed By Several 25-Pound Boxes Of Quarters When Braking Suddenly, While Driving A Brinks Truck

      Being Crushed By Several 25-Pound Boxes Of Quarters When Braking Suddenly, While Driving A Brinks Truck

      Hrand Arakelian (1986)

    • 31. Throwing Yourself Through A Window Trying To Illustrate That The Glass Is Unbreakable (In Fairness The Glass Didn't Break, But Popped Out Of The Window Frame)

      Throwing Yourself Through A Window Trying To Illustrate That The Glass Is Unbreakable (In Fairness The Glass Didn't Break, But Popped Out Of The Window Frame)

      Gary Hoy (1993)

    • 32. Handcuffing Yourself To A Tree In A Remote Forest And Throwing The Key Out Of Reach

      Handcuffing Yourself To A Tree In A Remote Forest And Throwing The Key Out Of Reach

      Richard Sumner (2002)

    • 33. Playing Starcraft For Too Long

      Playing Starcraft For Too Long

      Lee Seung Seop (2005)

    • 34. Winning A Bet That You Could Have Continuous Sex With Two Women For 12 Hours Straight

      Winning A Bet That You Could Have Continuous Sex With Two Women For 12 Hours Straight

      Sergey Tuganov (2009)
      (The whole bottle of Viagra was probably a bad idea)

    • 35. Being Crushed In Your Car By A Rolling Bale Of Hay

      Being Crushed In Your Car By A Rolling Bale Of Hay

      Mike Edwards (2010)

    • 36. Riding Your Segway Off Of A Cliff

      Riding Your Segway Off Of A Cliff

      Jimi Heselden (2010)
      (Owner Of The Segway Motorized Scooter Company)

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