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Monday, April 30, 2007

Top Ten Strangest Death

10 Felix Faure (1890)
This former French president died of a stroke while
receiving oral sex in his office. (from his mistress)

Wikipedia Listings: Felix Faure / The Mistress


#9 Lee Seung Seop (2005)
28-year-old Korean video game addict collapsed in an Internet
cafe after playing Starcraft & World of Warcraft for almost 50 consecutive hours. About six weeks before his death, he had
been fired from his job for missing work to play computer games.

Wikipedia Listings: Lee Seung Seop / Starcraft


#8 George Allen (1990)
Hall of Fame football coach died of pneumonia a month after some
of his players gave him a Gatorade Shower following a victory.

Wikipedia Listings: George Allen / Gatorade Shower


#7 Ray Chapman (1920)
Professional baseball player died when he was hit in the head by a pitch from the Yankees Carl Mays. Eyewitnesses recounted that Chapman never moved out of the way of the pitch, presumably unable to see the ball. The sound of the ball crashing into Chapman's skull was so loud that Mays thought it hit his bat, fielded the ball, and threw to first base.
Chapman died twelve hours later in a New York City hospital.

Wikipedia Listings: Ray Chapman / The Pitcher


#6 Joseph W. Burrus (1990)
An aspiring magician, died while attempting a "buried alive" stunt.
He was contained inside an acrylic glass clear box,or coffin, of his own construction. Lowered into a hole, his crew began filling the hole with dirt around the sidesof the coffin. Then, they began filling the hole with wet concrete. At some point, the crew realized the concrete had crushed the box, and when they pulled him out, he was dead.

Wikipedia Listings: Joseph W. Burrus / Asphyxiation


#5 Adolf Frederick (1771)
King of Sweden who died of digestion problems after having consumed a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut,smoked herring and champagne, which was topped off with 14 servings of his favourite dessert: semla served in a bowl of hot milk. He is thus remembered by Swedish schoolchildren as "the king who ate himself to death."

Wikipedia Listings: King Adolf Frederick / Semla, his favorite dessert


#4 Alex Mitchell (1975)
A 50-year-old bricklayer from King's Lynn literally died laughing whilst watching an episode of The Goodies. According to his wife, who was a witness, Mitchell was unable to stop laughing whilst watching a sketch in the episode "Kung Fu Kapers" in which Tim Brooke-Taylor, dressed as a kilted Scotsman, used a set of bagpipes to defend himself from a psychopathic black pudding in a demonstration of the Scottish martial art of "Hoots-Toot-ochaye." After twenty-five minutes of continuous laughter Mitchell finally slumped on the sofa and expired from heart failure.

Wikipedia Listings: Fatal Hilarity / Kung Fu Kapers


#3 Dick Shawn (1987)
A comedian, died on stage of a heart attack. While portraying a politician, he announced, "if elected, I will not lay down on the job," then layed down on stage and never stood back up.

Wikipedia Listings: Dick Shawn


#2 Wan Hu (early 1500s)
According to legend, early in the 16th century, Wan decided to take advantage of China's advanced rocket and fireworks technology to launch himself into outer space. He supposedly had a chair built with forty-seven rockets attached. On the day of lift-off, Wan, splendidly attired, climbed into his rocket chair and forty seven servants lit the fuses and then hastily ran for cover. There was a huge explosion. When the smoke cleared, Wan and the chair were gone, never to be seen again.

Wikipedia Listings: Wan Hu / Wan-Hoo Lunar Crater, which NASA named after him


#1 Frank Hayes (1923)
A jockey who suffered a heart attack during a horse race.
The horse, Sweet Kiss, went on to finish first, making
Hayes the only deceased jockey to ever win a race.

Wikipedia Listings: Frank Hayes / The Horse


Source: Wikipedia List of Unusual Deaths

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