суббота, 12 февраля 2011 г.

The Darwin Awards among the greats

These famous people would get the Darwin Awards for the most stupid death, but in those days, the prize is not handed over.

Lived XVI century astronomer Tycho Brahe, whose research helped Sir Isaac Newton to create a theory of universal gravitation, died due to the fact that time has not visited the toilet. It is time to get up from the table before the feast is equivalent to inflict grievous insult to the owner of the house. Being a man of courteous, Braga did not dare to leave the table. His bladder burst, and 11 days of torment, an astronomer died.

Influential statesman and philosopher of XVI century Francis Bacon had the idea that, to preserve the meat can be used instead of salt snow, and he tried to test his theory. He died due to the fact that snow vypotroshennuyu stuffed chicken. The experiment chicken and not frozen, but frozen Bacon himself.

One of the XVII century composer Jean-Baptiste Lully, who wrote the music commissioned by the French king, died from an excess of devotion. He got excited because, during a rehearsal of the next concert that banging his cane on the floor, broke his own leg and died from blood poisoning.

The famous magician Harry Houdini allow people hit in the stomach, demonstrating the wonders of impenetrable press. Once a regular fan punched him, died in hospital from internal injuries.

Bestselling author of "The Complete Book of the race, which made the jogging craze 70 years, Jim Fix, died of a heart attack while jogging.

 Standing in a bath filled with water and trying to change a light bulb, a French singer Claude Francois died of electric shock.

Famous detective Allan Pinkerton tripped on the sidewalk and bit his tongue. Died of gangrene.

Twelfth United States President Zachary Taylor, after the ceremony in a particularly hot day, July 4, 1850, ate too much ice cream, became ill from indigestion and died five days later, having been presidents of only 16 months.

"Father" of the famous whiskey «Jack Daniel's» Jack Daniel broke his toe by kicking his safe, which had forgotten the combination. Later after the injury he died from blood poisoning.


Watching his drunken donkey trying to eat figs, the Greek philosopher Chrysippus died of laughter.

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