Jennifer Strange was a 28-year-old woman from , U.S. In 2007 she died of water intoxication while trying to win a Nintendo Wii console in a 107.9 “The End” radio station’s contest. A terrible idea to begin with, the contest involved drinking increasingly large quantities of water without urinating and ended in Stranges’ death.
Most of us have probably heard of of the “curse of the Pharaohs”. In 1923: financed the excavation of in the . Legend has it that anyone who disturbed the final resting place of the Pharaoh was to be cursed with death. The truth behind what would become the plot to 100 mummy movies? Herbert died after a mosquito bite his face, which he then cut while shaving, which then became seriously infected, leading to blood poisoning and pneumonia.
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Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, of , Mexico, accidentally while posing for a “selfie” with a loaded gun in 2014. We are not really sure what else to say on the matter. Aguilar was waving the gun in the air when it went off, hitting him square in the head. The gun-pose selfie has become quite the phenomenon so some of you may want to pay attention here.
Houdini’s death in 1926 is a reminder of the virtue of humility(ie: don’t let anyone punch you in the stomach, you’re probably not as strong as you think). , the famous American escape artist, was punched in the stomach by an amateur boxer from Mcgill University in Montreal, Canada. While Houdini was prepared for the punch, the hit from the preppy hot-head left him with acute appendicitis and a fever of 103. Houdini died a few days later in a detroit hospital.
Clement Vallandigham was a US Congressman in the late 1800s. Vallandigham was the defence for a murder suspect in court and was arguing that the victim could’ve accidentally shot himself while drawing his gun. He decided to reenact the scene of the crime by drawing the gun, which he believed to be unloaded. It accidentally discharged and killed him.
Gluttony is the deadly sin we love to ignore… right? King Adolf Frederick from Sweden ignored it as he literally ate himself to death. The King’s meal consisted of caviar, sauerkraut, smoked herring, lobster and champagne. If dinner wasn’t enough, this was followed by 14 servings of his favorite dessert alongside a bowl of hot milk for each. Frederick, who is now known as “the King who ate himself to death“, died of fatal digestive issues in 1771.