25 Strange And Crazy Deaths That Will Boggle Your Mind

Posted by , Updated on November 12, 2021

Whether it was drinking too much carrot juice or having a cow fall on you while you are sleeping, these are 25 ridiculous, strange, and crazy deaths that will boggle your mind.


In 2007 Surinder Singh Bajwa, the mayor of Delhi in India, fell to his death from a balcony after trying to fight off a bunch of attacking monkeys

monkeySource: bbc.co.uk

In the year 1567 Austrian Hans Steininger tripped on his beard and died

beardSource: wikipedia

In 1958 the British TV actor Gareth Jones was playing a character who was supposed to have a heart attack. At that moment, however, he actually had a heart attack and everyone thought he was just acting.

tv setSource: theguardian.com

Chrysippus of Soli, the Greek philosopher, supposedly died of laughter after watching a donkey eat figs

donkeySource: perseus.tufts.edu

James Henselden, the owner of the Segway production company, died when he drove a Segway off of a cliff in England

segwaySource: nydailynews.com

Robert Williams became the first human to ever be killed by a robot in 1979 when he was hit by a robotic arm at a Ford factory

robot armSource: wired.com

In 1923 Frank Hayes became the first dead person to win a horse race when he suffered a heart attack before crossing the finish line

horse raceSource: wikipedia.com

Franz Reichelt, an Austrian tailor, was so convinced that he had found a way for humans to fly that he jumped off of the Eiffel Tower to prove it in 1912. He fell straight down and died.

Franz ReicheltSource: britishpathe.com

Monica Meyer, the mayor of Betterton, Maryland drowned in human waste while she was checking the town's sewage tanks.

Monica MeyerSource: Lawrence Journal-World - Mar 21, 1980

A Brazilian man, Joao Maria de Souza, was killed in 2013 when a cow came crashing through his roof

Joao Maria de SouzaSource: telegraph.co.uk

Basil Brown, a self proclaimed health fanatic, killed himself by drinking a gallon of carrot juice every day

Basil BrownSource: Star-News - Feb 20, 1974

In 1992 Greg Austin Gingrich was pretending to fall over the side of the Grand Canyon when he actually did fall over the side, and died.

Greg Austin GingrichSource: latimes.com

In 1814 eight people died in London when a giant vat of beer exploded and drowned them all

beerSource: historychannel.com.au

Michael F. Farley, an American congressman, died while shaving because his razor was infected with anthrax

Michael F. FarleySource: nytimes.com

During the dance fever of 1518 in Strasbourg, nearly 100 people danced for about 1 month straight. Several of them ended up dying.

StrasbourgSource: bbc.co.uk

John Sedgwick, a general during the Civil War was killed by a sniper shortly after mentioning that "they [the enemy] couldn't hit an elephant at this distance"

John SedgwickSource: civilwarhome.com

Garry Hoy, a Canadian lawyer, wanted to show that his office window was unbreakable so he threw himself against. Unfortunately he was wrong, and even more unfortunately his office was on the 24th floor.

Garry HoySource: snopes.com

In the Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919, twenty one people died when a huge tank of molasses exploded sending a large wave of sweetener through the city

Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919

Sigurd the Mighty, a Viking conqueror, was killed by a man he had just recently beheaded. How? Because he had tied the man's head to his horse saddle, his teeth cut Sigurd's leg after which Sigurd contracted a lethal infection

Sigurd the MightySource: wikipedia

Horace Lawson Hunley was a Civil War submarine engineer who designed a number of submarines, all of which eventually sank. He eventually met the same fate while he was captaining his latest model, named after himself.

Horace Lawson HunleySource: wikipedia

Around the turn of the 20th century American doctor Jesse William Lazear tried to prove that mosquitoes transmitted yellow fever by letting himself be bitten. Unfortunately, he was right.

Jesse William LazearSource: exhibits.hsl.virginia.edu

Clement Vallandigham, an American lawyer, shot himself dead in the middle of a courtroom while trying to show how a victim may have accidentally committed suicide. He posthumously won his case.

Clement VallandighamSource: history.house.gov

Carl Wilhelm Scheele, a Swedish chemist, was known for his habit of tasting the chemicals he created. He eventually died thanks to ingesting too much poison.

Carl Wilhelm Scheele,

The Russian doctor Alexander Bogdanov tried to extend his life by giving himself blood transfusions. His body had an adverse reaction, however, and the transfusions ironically ended up killing him.

Alexander Bogdanov

Queen Sunanda Kumariratana of Siam drowned in 1880 with all of her subjects watching her. Why didn't they help? Because they weren't allowed to touch her.

Queen Sunanda Kumariratana of SiamSource: wikipedia

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