Πέμπτη, 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

The seven dumbest deaths in recorded history

Attila the Hun:
One of the most notorious villains in history, Attila’s army had conquered all of Asia by 450 AD-from Mongolia to the edge of the Russian Empire-by destroying villages and pillaging the countryside.

How he died: He got a nosebleed on his wedding night.
In 453 AD, Attila married a young girl named Ildico. Despite his reputation for ferocity on the battlefield, he tended to eat and drink lightly during large banquets. On his wedding night, however, he really cut loose, gorging himself on food and drink. Sometime during the night he suffered a nosebleed, but was too drunk to notice. He drowned in his own blood and was found dead the next morning.



Tycho Brahe:
An important Danish astronomer of the 16th century. His ground breaking research allowed Sir Isaac Newton to come up with the theory of gravity.

How he died: Didn’t get to the bathroom in time.
In the 16th century, it was considered an insult to leave a banquet table before the meal was over. Brahe, known to drink excessively, had a bladder condition-but failed to relieve himself before the banquet started. He made matters worse by drinking too much at dinner, and was too polite to ask to be excused. His bladder finally burst, killing him slowly and painfully over the next 11 days.



Horace Wells:
Pioneered the use of anesthesia in the 1840s

How he died: Used anesthetics to commit suicide.
While experimenting with various gases during his anesthesia research, Wells became addicted to chloroform. In 1848 he was arrested for spraying two women with sulfuric acid. In a letter he wrote from jail, he blamed chloroform for his problems, claiming that he’d gotten high before the attack. Four days later he was found dead in his cell. He’d anaesthetized himself with chloroform and slashed open his thigh with a razor.



Francis Bacon:
One of the most influential minds of the late 16th century. A statesman, a philosopher, a writer, and a scientist, he was even rumored to have written some of Shakespeare’s plays.

How he died: Stuffing snow into a chicken
One afternoon in 1625, Bacon was watching a snowstorm and was struck by the wondrous notion that maybe snow could be used to preserve meat in the same way that salt was used. Determined to find out, he purchased a chicken from a nearby village, killed it, and then, standing outside in the snow, attempted to stuff the chicken full of snow to freeze it. The chicken never froze, but Bacon did.



Jerome Irving Rodale:
Founding father of the organic food movement, creator of “Organic Farming and Gardening” magazine, and founder of Rodale Press, a major publishing corporation.

How he died: On the “Dick Cavett Show”, while discussing the benefits of organic foods.
Rodale, who bragged “I’m going to live to be 100 unless I’m run down by a sugar-crazed taxi driver,” was only 72 when he appeared on the “Dick Cavett Show” in January 1971. Part way through the interview, he dropped dead in his chair. Cause of death: heart attack. The show was never aired.



Aeschylus:
A Greek playwright back in 500 BC. Many historians consider him the father of Greek tragedies.

How he died: An eagle dropped a tortoise on his head
According to legend, eagles picked up tortoises and attempt to crack them open by dropping them on rocks. An eagle mistook Aeschylus’ head for a rock (he was bald) and dropped it on him instead.




Jim Fixx:
Author of the best selling “Complete Book of Running,” which started the jogging craze of the 1970s.

How he died: A heart attack….while jogging
Fixx was visiting Greensboro, Vermont when he walked out of his house and began jogging. He’d only gone a short distance when he had a massive coronary. His autopsy revealed that one of his coronary arteries was 99% clogged, another was 80% obstructed, and a third was 70% blocked….and that Fixx had had three other attacks in the weeks prior to his death.

11 σχόλια:

  1. :) τούτο με τον Αισχύλο είδα το σε ένα επισόδειο του CSI χεχε

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  2. σαννα μου τζαι εν νακκον τοοουυυυ στιουπιντ το μπι τρου;; οξά;;

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  3. @she demon
    Αν δεν ακούετουν too stupid εν θα ήταν σε ένα ποστ με τον τίτλο "the seven dumbest deaths..." duh! :P

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  4. με άλλα λόγια, αν ένη να κορτώσεις νούρον εννά κορτώσεις ό,τι τζι αν κάμνεις. Γυμναστικές τζιαι οργανικά μίshιμου :|

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  5. @Sike
    Τί εγύρευκεν ο Αισχύλος δίχα το κράνος του; α;

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  6. Νομίζω το πιο κουφό εν ο τύπος με το κοτόπουλο και το χιόνι. Κύριε ελέησον!!

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  7. @Rain Tears
    Θα μείνουμεν με την απορία όμως: επρόλαβε να στοchιάσει το κοτόπουλλο πριν να πεθάνει οξά έμεινεν μισοδότζιν;

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  8. OMG!
    About the chicken story... Why didn't he leave it just outside the porch or something? Eishen na to fan oi shilloi?!

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  9. @Marl3n
    Το θέμαν εν άλλον...
    Για να παγώσει τζαι να πεθάνει ο τύπος σημαίνει ήταν πολλήν (πάρα πολλήν) ώραν έξω στο shιόνιν. Τζαι προφανώς για να κάμει τόσην ώραν έξω πάει να πεί ότι εν εκάθετουν έναν τόπον η όρνιθα :ζ

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  10. χαχαχαχαχαχαχα τρομεροί θανάτοι. οι ειρωνικοί θανάτοι του Φιξ τζαι του Ροντεηλ έν οι καλλύττεροι!

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