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25 Most #Ridiculous And #Ironic Ways People Have #Died

Forget heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming about 600,000 lives a year. We just found some absolutely bizarre ways you could die. We’re not saying you’re in any immediate danger of being killed by any of these situations, but it has happened before… The worst part about these ways you may kick the bucket? You’ll never, ever see any of these coming. They’re that strange.

1. Overdosing on carrot juice (Basil Brown in 1974).

Overdosing on juice

2. Getting hit by a flying lawnmower during a football halftime show (John Bowen in 1979).

hit by lawnmower

3. Falling out of a window you threw yourself against to prove the glass was unbreakable (Gary Goy in 1993).

falling out window

4. Inventing the Segway… then driving it off a cliff (Jimi Heselden in 2010).

driving off cliff

5. Accidentally launching a missile at yourself (HMS Trinidad).

missile at yourself

6. Reading your own obituary and dying from shock (Marcus Garvey in 1940).

Reading own obituary

7. Being bitten by a domesticated monkey (Alexander I of Greece in 1920).

bitten by monkey

8. Shooting yourself while showing a jury how a victim could have shot himself (Clement Vallandigham in 1871).

Shooting yourself showing

9. Getting shot by a cannonball that was fired in honor of your not dying in battle (John Kendrick in 1794).

shot by cannonball

10. Eating too much at a feast held in your honor (Julien Offray de La Mettrie).

Eating too much

11. Contracting an infection due to being scratched by the teeth of your opponent’s severed head while riding your horse (Sigurd the Mighty of Orkney in 892).

infection by teeth

12. Being beaten to death by your own wooden leg (Sir Arthur Aston in 1649).

beaten by leg

13. Starving in your own house that you were stuck in because you were a hoarder (Homer Collyer in 1947).

stuck because hoarder

14. The 1st human to be killed by a robot due to a factory robotic arm fell and struck you on the head (Robert Williams in 1979).

killed by robot

15. Having a heart attack during a scene of a play where your character is having a heart attack (Gareth Jones in 1958).

character heart attack

16. Being smothered to death by gifts given to you by fans (Draco the Athenian lawmaker in 620 BC).

smothered by gifts

17. Ingesting pills of mercury, hoping it’d grant you eternal life (Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, in 210 BC).

Ingesting pills mercury

18. Breaking your neck by tripping over your beard (Hans Steininger in 1567).

Breaking by tripping

19. Being stabbed by a knife attached to your own cockfighting chicken during a match (Jose Luis Ochoa in 2011).

stabbed by knife

20. Eating too many cockroaches during a cockroach eating contest (Edward Archbold in 2012).

Eating many cockroaches

21. Being injected with soup (Ilda Vitor Maciel in 2012).

injected with soup

22. Being crushed by a cow that fell through your roof (Joao Maria de Souza in 2013).

crushed by cow

23. Trying to launch yourself into the sky by sitting on a chair with rockets attached (Wang Hu, a sixteeth century Chinese official).

chair with rockets

24. Using a coat as a parachute while jumping off of the Eiffel Tower (Franz Reichelt in 1911).

coat as parachute

25. Drowning at a New Orleans “No Drowning This Year” party (Jerome Moody in 1985).

Drowning at party

Each of these bizarre occurrences were real reasons why people died. They had no idea this would happen (and most of them are pretty ironic). Don’t think you’re safe just because you don’t smoke, drink or play with fire. A loaf of bread could be your undoing. Share this awesomely strange list with others.

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