20 Unluckiest Deaths in History - These Will Shock You!
throws you a flaming cannonball of unfortunateness. Incredibly bad situations and circumstances lead to each of these stranger-than-fiction fatal accidents.|
These 20 unlucky deaths will shock you!
Sometimes, life throws you a curve ball. Other times, Its a flaming cannonball of unfortunateness. The following list of 20 luckless souls can definitely count themselves a little hard done by in the life department.
whatever the worst thing that happened to you today was, consider yourself kissed by lady luck. The 20 unluckiest deaths in history will be sure to shock you!
Men all around the world can sympathise with this poor sod. Harrison was preparing to tee off in a leisurely round of golf when the shaft of his driver snapped and lodged in his groin. He subsequently died of blood loss. Golf: a good way to ruin a nice walk.
In the already dangerous world of Formula 1 motor racing, Alan Stacey had done well to survive up until the point a bird struck his head whilst racing at 190 km/h, causing him to lose control and crash.
Surgical resident Nikaido got himself into a spot of bother after getting his head stuck in the hospital elevator. Unfortunately, the elevator failed to notice and continued on its merry way up the building, leading to a decapitation of the most horrible sort. Is there a doctor in the house?
In a case of poetic justice, Godwin escaped the electric chair for murder, only to be electrocuted on his steel toilet seat whilst in his prison cell. Godwin was attempting to fix his headphones by biting into the wire. Note - Not an actual picture of an actual person, breathe easy!
ennifer lived as a Strange and died even stranger. After winning a contest for a Wii by holding her wee, Jennifer was found dead in her home after suffering from "water intoxication."
Hipsters beware! Hans died after tripping on his impressive 1.4m beard and breaking his neck escaping a fire.
Hernandez met his untimely demise after a car lost control and hit a fire hydrant, causing the dislodged hydrant to fly across the street and hit Hernandez in the head. Officers at the scene described it as a "one in a million chance."
Dianne Durre could have killed for a taco, but instead she was killed by one. Durre was innocently sitting in her pick up truck when a 22 metre wide Taco Bell sign fell 4.5 metres directly on top of her and her husband. Mr. Durre escaped with minor injuries as he had previously eaten a late breakfast (Zing!).
Sigurd the Mighty of Orkney
In what must be the worlds best example of karma being an absolute bitch; Sigurd had claimed the prize of a decapitated enemy head by attaching it to his horse's saddle. Not to be denied his revenge, the teeth of the decapitated head grazed Sigurd's leg as he rode, causing an infection that killed him soon after.
Who'd have thought going for a quiet jog on the beach with your Ipod would lead to you being six feet under? Certainly not Mr Jones, who was struck by an Aeroplane performing an emergency landing on a deserted beach (or so the pilot thought). It was later discovered that grease had sprayed on the cockpit windscreen, causing the pilot to lose vision.
Whilst Robert Jones had reason to feel a little cheated, Roger Wallace had no one to blame but himself, after he lost sight of the remote controlled aeroplane he was piloting. The plane proceeded to fly directly into his head at just under 65 km/h.
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An entire Congolese soccer team died after the pitch they were playing on was struck by lightning. Miraculously, the opposition survived unscathed, leading locals to blame witchcraft and sourcery for the incident. I say it's just damn unlucky.
Ron has Asthma. Unlucky. Ron got trapped under a fallen wardrobe. Unlucky. Ron detached a water main onto himself trying unsuccessfully to wriggle free. Unlucky. Ron dies as a result of these incidents via bronchitis. Ronald McClagish is an unlucky man.
This Ukranian student often dipped his gum in citric acid to increase it's sour taste. Unfortunately, on one fatal occasion he mistook the acid for an explosive substance. Apparently the combination of chewing gum and explosives is quite potent and he was killed instantly.
In what must be a one of a kind death certificate, William perished in 1854 at the young age of 13 after being "killed by being swung around by the heels by a circus clown". For more evil clowns visit 10 Twisted Clowns Who Terrorized The Public.
Surely the most ironic death on the list, Brian Parry fatally shot himself whilst attending a gun safety course. Now here's what not to do..
it sounds like Onoja was just obeying the age old rule of saying yes to the missus. Being forced to have sex with 5 of your 6 polygamist wives but collapsing dead after the fourth doesn't sounds like it would be the absolute worst way to go.
This genius tried to prove the window glass of his office was unbreakable, so he threw himself into it. Hilariously, he was right, but he didn't account for the window popping out of its frame and allowing him free access to the pavement 24 floors below.
The Great Beer Flood of 1814
How can something that makes us so happy do something so evil? London was the scene of one of the great historical injustices when thousands of litres of beer escaped from their vats, rendering them undrinkable. Oh, and eight people died as well.
The number one award goes to the most dedicated lawyer of all time. Vallamdigham accidentally shot himself to death after demonstrating that the victim of a murder trial could have accidentally shot himself. Whatever gets you the result Clement!