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People die every day, some peacefully at home while sleeping and others go with strangely weird deaths. People have died from laughing, eating too much, and even having a cow fall on them in the middle of the night. And it is clear that just about anything can happen to cause a death—no matter how strange it seems.
Death is inevitable for us all, but when it’s your time to go life will make it happen, even if it’s in the most unusual circumstances. Read along to learn about some of the strangest, most ironic, moronic and sometimes a bit funny, deaths from history and in recent times.
1. Selfie death
A casualty of technology, Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, of Mexico City, accidentally shot himself in the head while taking a selfie with a loaded gun.
2. Till death do us part
A husband and his wife from Texas were driving in separate cars when they collided head-on with each other, and both died.
3. Books are better
A girl from Moscow dropped her iPad in her bathtub while taking a bath, and the iPad was connected to the power outlet. She died of electric shock at just 17-years-old.
4. When you’ve got to go…
A New York City man was riding a subway train and defecating between two cars, and was hit by the train to death when he fell on the tracks.
5. Tennessee Williams
Famous American author Tennessee Williams was found dead in his hotel room in New York and it was determined he choked on an eye drop bottle-cap after placing it in his mouth and leaning back while applying the eye drops.
6. When cows fly
A Brazilian man was killed from internal bleeding after a 3000-pound cow that had escaped from a farm near his house landed on him, after it climbed onto his roof causing it to cave in.
7. Evil Kangaroo
A six-year-old girl died after a kangaroo crashed through the front windshield of the car she was in. Not everything is peaceful in Australia.
8. Some rules should be broken
The Queen of Thailand in the 1880s Sunandha Kumariratana, drowned while her subjects watched because they were not allowed to touch her.
9. Eating like a King
In 1771, King of Sweden Adolf Frederick died after consuming a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, kippers and champagne, which was topped off with 14 servings of his favorite dessert: semla served in a bowl of hot milk.
10.Too much of a good thing
Jennifer Strange, a 28-year-old California woman tried to win a Nintendo Wii in a radio station’s “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest. The contest involved drinking large amounts of water without urinating and Strange died of water intoxication.
11.Robots will take over
Robert Williams, a worker at a Ford Motor Co. plant, was killed after the arm of a one-ton factory robot hit him in the head. He was the first known human to be killed by a robot.
12. Monkey see, monkey do
Surinder Singh Bajwa who was the deputy mayor of Delhi in 2007, fell to his death while fighting a group of monkeys that attacked him on his balcony.
13. Dedicated Mayor
Betterton, Maryland’s mayor, Monica Meyer, died when she fell in and drowned in 15 feet of human waste while checking her town’s sewage tanks.
14. Irony on wheels
The owner of the company that makes Segways died in 2010 after accidentally driving his Segway off a cliff. Do what you love and let it kill you?
15. The Rapunzel of beards
In 1567, the man said to have the longest beard in the world died after he tripped over his beard running away from a fire.
16. Laugh until it hurts
The Greek philosopher Chrysippus of Soli died in probably the best way possible, from laughing too much. He was watching a donkey trying to eat his
figs, which caused him to die of laughter.
17. A serious and dedicated actor
British actor Gareth Jones died of a heart attack while performing in a live televised play in 1958 and his character was scripted to have a heart attack. The rest of the cast improvised around his death and finished the play.
18. Until you’re orange in the face
Health fanatic Basil Brown managed to kill himself by drinking a gallon of carrot juice a day in the belief it would make him healthier.
19. Beer kills
Eight people died in the London Beer Flood of 1814, when a giant vat at a brewery burst, sending over 3,500 barrels of beer pouring though the nearby streets.
20. Casket case
In 1982, French undertaker Marc Bourjade died in his workshop when a pile of coffins fell on him. He was buried in one of the same caskets.
21. When humans fly…
Austrian tailor Franz Reichelt thought he’d invented a device that could make men fly. He tested this by jumping off the Eiffel Tower while wearing it. It didn’t work so he died.
22. The Case of a Lifetime
U.S. Congressman Clement Vallandigham was defending a murder suspect in court when he argued that the victim could’ve accidentally shot himself while drawing his gun. While reenacting the scene, he pulled out the gun, which he thought was unloaded, and it accidentally discharged. He shot himself and died, which in turn won him the case.
23. Another case of the giggles
Alex Mitchell of England died after laughing nonstop for 25 minutes during a comedy show called “The Goodies.” He died of heart failure from the lack of oxygen.
24. Picky eaters, listen up!
Austrian-American logician Kurt Godel starved himself to death while his wife was being hospitalized. He suffered from extreme paranoia and refused to eat unless his wife cooked the food.
25. Died at her funeral
A Russian woman Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov, died of a heart attack while at her own funeral. The doctors had wrongly declared her dead initially.
26. Angry wife
A drunken man’s wife from St. Petersburg, Russia, kicked the handle of the folding couch he was lying on during a fight and it trapped him in the wall. She found him dead three hours later.
27. Sunset electrocution
David Strohm, Jr. loved to photograph sunsets – and he was found dead in on a tree as he was apparently electrocuted when he touched a power cable running through the tree.
28.Bet on his life
A 28-year-old Russian man suffered a heart attack after he bet two women he could have nonstop sex with them for twelve hours. He won the $4,300 bet but died several minutes later because of the entire bottle of Viagra he had consumed before the challenge.
29. Three’s a crowd
William Martinez died of heart failure while having an extramarital threesome with a man and a woman. His family was awarded $3 million for malpractice, since his cardiologist didn’t warn him of his poor health.
30. Premature and ironic celebration
A 31-year-old man drowned at a pool party full of lifeguards, that the recreation department had thrown to celebrate their first drowning-free season ever. There were four lifeguards on duty, in addition to those in attendance.
31. One glass too many
In 1478, Duke of Clarence George Plantagenet, was executed by being drowned in a barrel of wine.