Unieke Deaths in Recorded Hostory

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Attila the Hun
One of the most famous criminals in history, Attila armies had conquered all of Asia by 450 AD-from Mongolia to the edge of the Russian Empire-by destroying villages and pillaging the countryside. 
How he died: He got a nosebleed on his wedding night. 
In 453 AD, Attila married a young girl named Ildico. Despite his reputation for ferocity on the battlefield, he tended to eat and drink lightly during large banquets. On her wedding night, he really cut loose, gorging himself on food and beverages. One night when he suffered a nosebleed, but was too drunk to notice. He drowned in his own blood and found dead the next day.

Tycho Brahe 
An important Danish astronomer of the 16th century. His ground breaking research allowed Sir Isaac Newton to come up with a theory of gravity. 
How he died: Did not get to the bathroom in time. 
In the 16th century, was regarded as an insult to leave the banquet table before the meal was over. Brahe, known to drink too much, have a bladder conditions, but failed to free himself before the party begins. He made matters worse by drinking too much at dinner, and too polite to excuse me. His bladder finally burst, killing him slowly and painfully over the next 11 days.

Horace Wells
Pioneered use of anesthesia in the 1840s 
How he died: Used anesthetics to commit suicide. 
While experimenting with various gases during his anesthesia research, Wells became addicted to chloroform. In 1848 he was arrested for spraying two women with sulfuric acid. In a letter he wrote from jail, he blamed chloroform for that matter, claiming that he had high before the attack. Four days later he was found dead in his cell. He drugged her with chloroform and slashed open his thigh with a razor. 

Francis Bacon 
One of the most influential minds of the 16th century. A statesman, philosopher, writer, and scientist, he was even rumored to have written some of Shakespeare's works. 
How he died: Entering snow into a chicken 
One afternoon in 1625, Bacon was watching a snowstorm and was struck by the fascinating idea that maybe snow could be used to preserve meat in the same manner used salt. Determined to find out, she bought a chicken from a nearby village, killed it, and then, standing outside in the snow, trying to stuff the chicken full of snow to freeze it. chicken never froze, but Bacon did not. 

Jerome Irving Rodale 
Establishment of the father of the organic food movement, creator of "Organic Farming and Gardening" magazine, and founder of Rodale Press, a major publishing company. 
How he died: On the "Dick Cavett Show", while discussing the benefits of organic food. 
Rodale, who bragged "I will live to be 100 if I was hit by a sugar-crazy taxi driver," just 72 when she appeared on Cavett "Dick Show" in January 1971. Part way through an interview, he dropped dead in his chair. Cause of death: heart attack. This event was never aired. 

A Greek playwright back in 500 BC. Many historians regard as the father of Greek tragedies. 
How he died: eagle dropped a tortoise on his head 
According to legend, the eagle took the tortoise and trying to break them open by dropping them on rocks. An eagle's head Aeschylus thought 'to rock (he was bald) and dropped it on himself alone. 

Jim Fixx
Best selling author book "Complete Running," which began jogging craze in the 1970s. 
How he died: A heart attack .... While jogging 
Fixx visiting Greensboro, Vermont when he walked out of his house and began jogging. He'd only gone a short distance when he had a major coronary. His autopsy revealed that one coronary artery was 99% clogged, another was 80% blocked, and the third is 70% blocked ... and that Fixx had had three other attacks in the weeks before his death


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