Top 10 Most Unusual Deaths

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Deaths are one of the inevitable events in our lives. In this article, we will be looking at the top 10 strangest indications of our mortality that have been recorded in history. Here is our list of the top 10 most bizarre deaths.

 

1. Francis Bacon

January 22, 1561 to April 9, 1626

Francis Bacon, a world-renowned philosopher, statesman and creator of English essays, is remembered as the brains behind the “scientific method” which is still widely used today. His death was a result of an experiment he was doing to determine if snow can preserve meat in the same way that salt is used. The experiment was a failure and he died of a serious case of pneumonia due to prolonged exposure to freezing weather.

 

2. Horace Wells

January 21, 1815 to January 24, 1848

Horace Wells was a successful dentist during his time. He was a native of Vermont and earned his doctorate degree in dentistry in Boston. He is one of the first medical practitioners who used anesthetics. He specifically used laughing gas or nitrous oxide as anesthetic in treating his patients. After a series of misfortunes and setbacks in his personal life and professional career, Wells took his own life by inhaling a considerable dose of chloroform before slitting his throat.

 

3. Tycho Brahe

December 14, 1546 to October 24, 1601

Tycho Brahe is a famous astronomer and alchemist. His pioneering study on the motions of the planets was the main reference used by Sir Isaac Newton in developing the gravitational theory. His death shows that brilliance does not always mean common sense. Leaving in the middle a banquet is considered as socially unethical during his time. Despite having a very weak bladder, Brahe chose not to relieve himself. Because of his reticence to ask for a leave, his bladder got severely strained and this led to his eventual death.

 

4. Attila the Hun
Attila the Hun

406 AD to 453 AD

Attila the Hun, a fearless and notorious warlord, died of nosebleed while sleeping right after his wedding. He is known to be a brilliant tactician and many cowered in fear by the mere mention of his name. Attila had a grand wedding celebration in 453 AD and had one too many drinks that he failed to notice he developed nosebleed while sleeping. He literally drowned in his own pool of blood.

 

5. Aeschylus
Aeschylus

525 BC to 456 BC

Aeschylus died when he got hit on the head with a tortoise that was dropped by an eagle. Aeschylus literary creations have survived the test of time. Yet a little known fact about him is the strangest manner by which he met his death.

 

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