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!
Edward Harrison, Blood Loss
Golf: a good way to ruin a nice walk. Poor Edward Harrison was preparing to tee off in a leisurely round of golf when the shaft of his driver snapped and lodged right in his groin. He subsequently died of blood loss.
Alan Stacey, Car Accident
Alan Stacey suffered the most unlikely fate imaginable in the dangerous world of Formula One motor racing: a crash of the strangest variety. A bird dove at his head while he was racing along the track at 190 km/h. He lost control of his car and died in the ensuing wreck.
Hitoshi Nikaido, Decapitation
Young surgical resident Nikaido got himself into terrible situation, getting his head stuck in the hospital elevator, which lead to his decapitation. Is there a doctor in the house?
Michael Godwin, Electrocution
In the oddest case of pure poetic justice, Michael Godwin managed to escape the electric chair for murder, only to be electrocuted on his steel toilet seat in his prison cell. Careless Mr. Godwin was attempting to fix his headphones, and bit down into the wire. (Note: Not an actual picture of an actual person.)
Jennifer Strange, Water Intoxication
Jennifer lived as a Strange but perhaps died even stranger. After winning a contest for a Wii by holding her wee, Strange was found dead in her home after suffering deadly "water intoxication."
Hans Steininger, Fire
Hipsters beware! Beardy Hans Steininger died after tripping on his impressive 1.4m beard and breaking his neck, while attempting to escape a fire. Tragically hip.
Humberto Hernandez, Head Injury
In what officers at the scene described it as a "one in a million chance," Hernandez met his untimely demise after a car lost control and hit a fire hydrant. The dislodged hydrant flew across the street and hit him in the head, killing him.
Diane Durre, Crushing
Dianne Durre was 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. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, Mr. Durre escaped with minor injuries.
Sigurd the Mighty of Orkney, Infection
Sigurd had claimed the prize of a decapitated enemy head by attaching it to his horse's saddle. In what must be the world's best example of karma being an absolute bitch; the teeth of his enemy's severed head grazed Sigurd's leg as he rode, causing an infection that killed him soon after.
Robert Jones, Airplane Accident
Who'd have thought going for a quiet jog on the beach with your iPod would lead to being buried six feet under? Grease had sprayed on the cockpit windscreen of a plane, causing the pilot to lose vision and accidentally strike Robert Jones while performing an emergency landing on what the pilot thought was a deserted beach.
Roger Wallace, Head Injury
Roger Wallace had no one to blame but himself, after he lost sight of the remote controlled hobby plane he was piloting. His wayward model plane proceeded to fly directly into his head at just under 65 km/h, killing him.
Bena Tshadi Football Club, Lightning
An entire Congolese soccer team died after the pitch they were playing on was struck by lightning during a storm. Miraculously, their opposition survived unscathed, leading locals to blame witchcraft and sourcery for the incident.
Ronald McClagish, Suffocation
Ron had Asthma and got trapped under a fallen wardrobe. Then he detached a water main onto himself trying unsuccessfully to wriggle free. He died as a result of these incidents via bronchitis.
Vladimir Likhonos, Explosion
This Ukranian student had the odd habit of dipping his gum in citric acid to increase it's sour taste. Unfortunately, on this particular occasion he mistook an explosive substance for the citric acid boost he liked to use. Apparently, the fatal combination of chewing gum and explosives is quite potent and he was killed instantly.
William Snyder, Clown
In what must be a one of a kind death certificate, poor young William perished in 1854 at the tender age of thirteen after being "killed by being swung around by the heels by a circus clown". Your clown-phobic friends will thank you for sharing this story.
Brian Parry, Accidental Shooting
Surely the most ironic incident on this list, the brilliant Brian Parry fatally shot himself whilst attending a gun safety course.
Uroko Onoja, Collapse
Sounds like Mr. Onoja was just obeying the age old rule of saying yes to the missus. Or the missuses....
But perhaps being forced to have sex with five of your six polygamist wives then collapsing dead after the fourth wasn't the worst way to go?
Garry Hoy, Falling
Horribly, Hoy tried to prove the window glass of his office was unbreakable, so he threw himself into it. He was right, however he didn't account for the window popping out of its frame and allowing him freefall to the pavement twenty-four floors below.
Eight Londoners, The Great Beer Flood of 1814
London was the scene of one of the great historical injustices when thousands of litres of beer escaped from their vats, rendering them undrinkable. Eight people died in the flooding as well.
Clement Vallamdigham, Accidental Shooting
The most dedicated lawyer of all time, Vallamdigham accidentally shot himself to death while demonstrating that the victim of a murder trial could have accidentally shot himself.