Top 20 unusual deaths in past years






Some very unusual way to die. Others just like the very bad personal choices. They are not presented in strict time order.

1979: Robert Williams, a factory worker of Ford Motor Co., was the first in the history of the man who killed a robot: a robot factory hand, weighing one ton, hit him in the head.

2005: Seun Seop Lee, 28-year-old yuzhnokoreets exhausted by fatigue and fell dead in Internet cafe after almost 50 hour continuous play online video game "Star Craft».

2007: Kevin Uitrik, 42-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself in front of the web camera during a session of communication on the Internet.

1998: Tom and Eileen Lonergan were thrown during a dive with a group of divers outside the Australian Great Barrier Reef. They were thrown into the crew made a mistake from the translation group members dive. Their bodies were never found. This event gave rise to the creation of the film "Open Water» (Open Water) and an episode from the movie «20/20».

1996: Sharon Lopatka, surf the Internet, from Maryland, allegedly in order to obtain sexual pleasure a man begging on the Internet to torture her torture and kill. Her killer, Robert Frederick Glass, was convicted of voluntary premeditated murder.

2009: On the Taylor Mitchell, folk singer from Canada, two coyotes attacked and killed him. This is only the second recorded case in the history of the death of a person from a coyote attack.

1986: August 21, 1986 in the area of ​​Lake Nayos, Cameroon, almost instantly killed more than 1,700 people, when suddenly stood out about 100 million. M3 of carbon dioxide, which is spread from geothermal sources and has accumulated at the bottom of the lake. The gas cloud immediately settled (carbon dioxide is heavier than air) and covered an area of ​​almost 20 square kilometers away from the lake, killing instantly all that breathes oxygen. Subsequently, however, in this zone grown plants consume carbon dioxide and give off oxygen.

1993: Actor Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee, was killed by Michael Massee of fake gun during the filming of "The Crow". Before the scene of a fatal shot from a pistol cartridge from which the powder removed. But the capsule produced enough energy to push the bullet out of the cartridge. The bullet stuck in the barrel of the gun. After a bad shot gun, none of the crew did not check, and later it was used again in the rock scene. The crew and other actors did not immediately recognize the death of Brandon Lee: I think that he is still playing.

1999: Owen Hart, a professional wrestler WWF (World Wrestling Federation, the World Wrestling Federation - approx. Mixednews) from Canada, was killed during the entertainment program, performing the trick. It was planned that Owen will be in the ring, going down from the rafters Kemper Arena on a harness secured to a rope. Carbine unbuttoned, and Hart fell on breast enclosing ring ropes from a height of 24 meters. He injured aorta, leading to fill his lungs with blood.

2007: Jennifer Strange, a 28-year-old woman from Sacramento, died of poisoning the water while trying to win a Nintendo Wii games in the competition "The water drink - prefix win" organized by radio station KDND 107.9 «End». The competition is to drink lots of water and wet oneself.

2009: Vladimir Likhonos student from Ukraine, died after accidentally dipped a piece of homemade chewing gum into explosives that have been used for another purpose. He mistakenly took the jar of explosive, also standing on his desk, rather than banks with citric acid. Gum exploded, swivel his jaw and lower face.

2008: Isaiah Otay, 20-year-old student from Kenya who lives in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, went to the post office to send a letter to his homeland and was crushed by a single-engine helicopter Bell-206, falling on him and began to burn. Otay not hear the helicopter, because at the time was in the headphones.

2004: Phillip Quinn, 24-year-old resident of Kent, Washington, was killed during an attempt to warm up the gel lamp on the stove, watching the process in a few steps away from the lamp. Heat builds up pressure in the bulb lamp and it exploded, scattering glass fragments. One hit him in the heart and killed. Later, the circumstances of his death have been repeated and confirmed in a series of popular science television series in 2006

2001: Bernd Juergen Brandes from Germany was voluntarily stabbed multiple knife attacks and eaten in parts Armin Mavis (later called him a cannibal of Rotenburg). Brandes said advertising on the Internet, this Mavis, who was looking for someone to do this. Brandes clearly stated in his will that he wanted to be killed and eaten.

1998: In the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the match between Bena Tshadi and Basanga, play at a party, all the players of the football team «Basanga» were instantly killed by lightning.

1993: Hey, Michael. Shingldeker JR died almost instantly when a pickup truck ran over him and his friend, lying flat on the yellow dividing lane highway with two-way traffic in Polk, Pennsylvania. They copied the risky stunt from the movie "Program". Marco Birhaymer died in a similar situation when doing this trick on the road not far from the 206 Bordentown, New Jersey.

2006: Steve Irwin, the famous personality on Australian television and the owner of the zoo, known as the Crocodile Hunter, died from an injection stingrays in the heart while filming a documentary called "The most deadly inhabitants of the ocean" in the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland.

1993: July 9, 1993 Garry Hoy, 38-year-old lawyer and a senior partner in the firm, "Holden Day Wilson Law" in Toronto, Canada, fell to his death after being rushed to a window on the 24th floor of the Toronto Dominion trying to prove to a group of law students attending the glass "is not beating." His first attempt to break the glass failed. In the second attempt as the glass did not break, but instead actually flew out of the window frame, and Hoy fell from a height of 100 m.

2003: Timothy Treadwell, an American environmentalist who has lived in the wild, remote area of ​​Alaska bears among thirteen summers, and his girlfriend Amy Hyugnard were killed and partially eaten by a bear. Audio recording of their death was recorded on video, which was included at the beginning of the incident. In his documentary "Grizzly Man» (Grizzly Man) Werner Herzog explores the life of Treadwell and his death.

2008: Gerald Mellin, a businessman from the United Kingdom, had committed suicide by tying one end of a rope around his neck and the other to a tree. Then he got into his car Aston Martin DB7 and drove down the main road in Swansea until the rope he was not decapitated. He allegedly did this to get back at his ex-wife, who left him.

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