10 Strangest Deaths

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From sticky tragedies to unintentional murder, we look at 10 of the strangest deaths.

10 – Great Molasses Flood

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  • The grim reaper was as sweet as ever in the stickiest tragedy of all time. In Boston, a huge tanker of molasses burst open sending two million gallons of the sweet stuff hurtling through the streets 35 miles an hour.
  • The wave of sweet, sticky amber paved the streets, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others. It took four months to recover last of the bodies and repairs cost more than 100 million dollars in today’s money.
  • When the city sued the company that owned the tanker they tried to argue that Italian anarchists were to blame rather than the shoddy construction of their container. Nice try but last time Mario and Luigi are plumbers not anarchists.
  1. Aeschylus

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  • Back in the BC days, Aeschylus was a pretty well-known playwright, though not many people know about the bizarre way he croaked.
  • An eagle dropped a tortoise on his head. Apparently the eagle had mistaken author’s glistening bald head for a rock he could use to crack open his hard-shelled lunch. But where it gets stranger is that Aeschylus had been spending all his time indoors the last few months because a psychic had said that he would die from an object falling from the sky.
  • The only positive to come from the situation was the psychic’s business really took off after her prophecy came true. Finally people found themselves in the presence of a happy medium.
  1. Nipple shock

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  • When police arrived at the home of Mr Taylor, he claimed that his wife had shocked herself with her hair dryer but the story just didn’t add up.
  • Eventually Taylor revealed that he and his lady love were into some pretty kinky stuff and were experimenting with electrical nipple clamps when he accidently electrocuted her.
  • At first Mr Taylor thought that his wife was joking but when he realised she wasn’t he quickly called an ambulance. So if you’re into that whole 50 shades vibe, stay away from electrical sockets unless you want 50 shades of black charcoaled flesh.
  1. Lifeguard-less

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  • If you thought the safest pool party in town was with a bunch of lifeguards, think again. At an end of summer party, attended by more than 100 certified lifeguards they still managed to let somebody drown.
  • It wasn’t until the end of the party that they found the poor guy at the bottom of the pool. Maybe he was hanging out at the bottom of the pool waiting for a busty blonde to save him. Unfortunately the party was a total sausage fest.
  • Oddly enough, the party was celebrating the pool’s first summer without a drowning, which is kind of like America celebrating no mass shootings at a firing range.
  1. Clement Vallandigham

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  • Lawyer Clement Vallandigham was defending a man on a murder charge. One night while showing his co-counsel how the victim may have shot hi self, Clement accidently picked up a loaded pistol and shot himself in the stomach.
  • If it was a ploy to convince the jury, that guy is really committed to his job. Luckily the jury bought it and the client was found not guilty.
  • One of the last things he said was shooting himself was an act of God, but he forgot that the main difference between God and a lawyer is that God doesn’t think he’s a lawyer.

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