The most absurd death of the 20th century (10 photos)

People have an unhealthy tendency to say, people like to talk about the strange death cases. Yes, I do, very much so. Because I know that, why not introduce you to the list of the most ridiculous deaths 20th century. Enjoy, remove the veil of secrecy!

Ray Chapman

Ray Chapman was an outstanding player short stop (baseball field portion between second and third base) at Cleveland Indians Team, Ohio, is the only professional baseball player who died, taking the pitch. It was "spitbol" welcome, especially when the ball stain, wipe something or else modify. It was rumored that Chapman did not see the approaching ball.




Pitcher (feed in baseball) team performed the Yankee Carl Mays pitch high and the ball went straight into the left temple Chapman, a loud sound that Mace took first (and understandably so) for a crash bits. Chapman fell to the ground, tried to get up, but on the way to the dugout (bench under a canopy on the edge of the baseball field, where during the match and replacement players and coaches) fell again and never regained consciousness.

Mace nothing accused, but officially banned from baseball players use spitbol but recognized pitchers who have used this technique throughout his sports career. These players come under the "Grandfathers of the article," it seems as it is called, even though we are not experts in matters of sport. But, oddly enough, did not vatinovye helmets mandatory until 1971.

Marcus Garvey



Marcus Garvey was one of the first black activists. Born in 1887, he developed the idea of ​​a pan-African philosophy, which later became known as the "garvinizm" Harvey is also famous for his ideas on the repatriation of blacks to Africa, but it is only a small part of his doctrine. He was a successful businessman and a talented speaker, founded a number of political parties and activist, had a significant impact on peoples professing Islam.

Garvey's death was not only a country, but also ironic - he died of a massive stroke immediately after reading a prepared obituary himself. Moreover, it was not a simple obituary it said that "Garvey died alone, having lost its former popularity," the text were completely ignored by his political views and achievements. Thus, once the obituary was ready, death not long in coming.

Interesting fact, Harvey is considered a prophet rastafarianstva. He was born in Jamaica, raised in the ideas of Methodism (one of the Protestant denominations), so that his own ideas were based on the principles of the Jamaican movement, many have believed that he was the reincarnation of John the Baptist.

Garrett Jones



"Theater in the chair" - Film about the drama, which was shown in Britain from 1956 to 1974. Early episodes broadcast live, but in November 1958 became apparent some of the problems associated with such broadcasting.

One of the actors, thirty-three Garrett Jones, was in the dressing room during a break between scenes, when he was a heart attack has occurred. While shooting the scene continued, Jones fell to the floor and died. He was the only actor who died during the live broadcast. Because of its lack of producer and director were forced to improvise, and the shooting continued until the end of the series.

A couple of strange things: the hero Jones on the series had to die of a heart attack at the end of that same series, and director, Ted Kotcheff, continued to make films in Hollywood, including, First Blood and ... Weekend at Bernie's, which tells about a couple of buddies trying not to give information about the death of their boss's spread. We doubt that Kotcheff lost his sense of irony.

Sherwood Anderson



If it were not for Sherwood Anderson, perhaps there would be Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Faulkner. Over 20s - 30s he was involved in writing a series of novels and short stories, which have had a direct impact on America's greatest writers; his book "Winesburg, Ohio" in 1919 belongs to the best pages of American literature, he showed the cruel, insensitive world of America at that time, because of what the characters Anderson gained greater fame than he.

The circumstances of the death of the writer reminds banal syuzhetets who would just did not like - once at a party he swallowed an olive from martini glasses. Unfortunately, the inside was a piece of toothpick. No, he did not choke - most likely, the foreign object damaged the gastrointestinal tract, causing peritonitis, and a few days later Anderson died from infection.

From the works of Anderson sign every American, many of which were published posthumously, some now reissued. While his compatriots such as Fitzgerald, ruined lives and health of a variety of alcoholic beverages, Anderson - the only one killed only one martini.

Jack Daniel



Probably not necessary to specify what famous legendary master of distillation Jack Daniel; According to statistics, one of you at this very moment just enjoying the results of his labors. We have already told you something interesting from his life, but the case, which it ended, unfortunately, proved to be quite ridiculous.

Early in the morning in 1906, Jack went to work in his office before anyone else, which was rare for him. He spent a lot of time, remembering the code to the safe company as never before did not open it. Finally angry he kicked with the force of a safe, and something almost snapped in his leg since he became limp and limp he never took place.

Over time, the safe was able to take revenge. Cripple intensified, doctors were suspected of being infected blood, developed gangrene and his leg had to be amputated soon. Daniel died five years after the incident with a safe. In our opinion, this is the best shows that the carriage of lifetime alcohol to come to work early in the morning - a bad idea. Agree?

Keith Relf


The group The Yardbirds was svoebraznym incubator brilliant rock guitarists. The second vocalist Eric Clapton, separated immediately after their first success, and founded his own super group Cream, was replaced by Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page later. Relf still Yardbirds created his own unique style of playing the harmonica, and then went to Led Zeppelin, helping to develop a style of heavy metal.

Keith Relf was the face and the top performer Yardbirds as long as there was a group. Relf did not leave her in the most difficult periods: blues (under the direction of Eric Clapton) and bit-music (Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page), and he went up, mainly because he was tired from the newly introduced style electro and what had to shout tools to be heard.

Ironically, then he still became a singer in the band Armageddon, performing songs in the style of heavy metal. He was part of the group until his death in 1976. Keith Relf died playing the electric guitar at home, which was not properly grounded. Perhaps he should continue to perform a quiet music, but it is only philosophical digressions; Relf in 1992 was posthumously included in the list of the Hall of Fame rock n 'roll as a performer group Yardbirds.

Janet Parker


Janet Parker - the only person in our list, known because of the cause of death: she is the latest victim of smallpox, and her case can serve as a chilling reminder that even "eradicated" viruses persist - in laboratories.

Parker was a medical photographer University of Birmingham, she worked in the same building that housed the laboratory Henry Bedsona known researcher of smallpox. To this day, all we know about this case: Janet Parker unknown manner contracted smallpox from the laboratory of Dr. Bedsona, as no one knows how the virus managed to leave the lab. By an ironic coincidence, laboratory safety standards Bedsona have been challenged by the World Health Organization just shortly then how Zhdanet Parker was infected.

She died in September 1978, since then there have been no cases of infection. But samples of the virus still exist in various research labs around the world, and possible new cases of this infection. Dr. Bedson well understood this, and he did not want to witness the development of events. He committed suicide five days before the death of Parker.

Kurt Godel


As you can see on fografii, Kurt Godel is shown next to his friend Albert Einstein. Gödel was a very, very intelligent man. His incompleteness theorem turned representation scientists about the laws of logic, in his honor was named mathematical function (Gödel metric), and look again at the photo. A friend of Einstein.

All the smart people are known to have their own quirks and oddities, and if you did not know, Gödel was no exception. Later, he became a real paranoid and constantly feared that his wish to poison. Therefore, I eat only food prepared by the hands of his wife. Always, without exception. Now you know what it led to.

When Godel became seriously ill and was hospitalized for six months, he began to literally melt before our eyes. Godel died on 14 January 1978, his weight was 29, 5 kg; on the death certificate indicated the cause of "malnutrition and wasting," caused by "personality disorder," which is simply a softer way of saying that he died from what was a stubborn bastard maniac.

Dick Wertheim


Stefan Edberg was an outstanding tennis player of 80's and 90, he won the US Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon (all twice), he is considered one of the greatest players of his era, his favorite method was "supply output to the grid." It does not rely on the power supply, and its speed and accuracy - which makes an accident with line judge Dick Wertheim particularly strange.

Edberg was only 16 when he took part in the US Open Junior Championships; Wertheim was the line judge, he watched the progress of the competition, sitting in a folding chair. The young athlete carried a huge power supply, but in the wrong direction. Incredibly, at Wertheim it was time to see the ball coming, but he did not try to dodge. This meant that the ball just caught him by surprise, hitting right in the groin. He fell to the ground, hitting his head on the pavement, and was immediately hospitalized. Wertheim is no longer woke up, he died in the hospital a week later.

Edberg was seriously shaken by occurring (although the game went on and won), and then he even podumyal retire from the sport. It was a strange incomprehensible tragediyai and, at the same time, a reminder of the power of death. Whether anyone else on the site Edberg, he or hanged or would a superhero.

Boris Sagal


Boris Sagal was a famous film director. Two of his children have been cast, but the most popular has got a daughter Katie, who, despite the recent shooting in the film "Sons of Anarchy" and the role of Lila in the "Futurama" will always remain for us Peg Bundy. Boris met his death as a hero of a Hollywood movie - though, in fact, comes to mind only one such episode.

Working on the film into in Oregon in 1981, Boris accidentally hit the tail of the helicopter blade, and was beheaded. You can see the similarity with the fate of actor Vic Morrow, who died a year later, during the filming of "Twilight Zone," he too was beheaded by helicopter.

Sagal directed several episodes of "The Twilight Zone", with this series, he began his career. His first feature film was "Omega Man", a film loosely based on the novel "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson (who wrote and "Twilight Zone"). Matheson was the author of many novels made into a movie, except the episode with the helicopter, of course. What does it all mean?

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Author translation - Krestina Sikidina

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