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Unusual Demises

Death
13.7k votersStrange Deaths Caused by Everyday ObjectsSooner or later, the Grim Reaper comes for us all, but sometimes his mode of operation almost defies explanation. We all know abou...
Death
36k votersLaw Enforcement And Medical Professionals Describe The Strangest Causes Of Death They've Ever SeenMedical examiners, coroners, crime scene investigators, and crime scene cleaners all see some strange causes of death. Over time, ...
Accidents
57.4k viewsTrue Stories Of People Who Stowed Away On AirplanesCatching a free flight sounds nice, but not when you risk your life to do so. Stowing away on an airplane involves hiding in the w...
Death
43.6k viewsPeople Whose Own Booby Traps Killed ThemOf all the ironic ways to die, being killed by one of your own booby traps has to be one of the most ridiculous ways to bite the d...
Historical Figures
2.8m views14 People Who Have Taken Their Own Lives In PublicThe act of public suicide has been used to protest wars, highlight religious oppression, and call out government corruption. Publi...
Culture
5.7m viewsThe Absolute Craziest Deaths Caused By Social MediaWe're all well versed in the belief that the Internet can be a dangerous and often-times intimidating place. You have to be wary o...
Unsettling Images
4.3m viewsDeaths Broadcast On Live TVFrom the moment TV sets began rolling into homes following World War II, it was inevitable that at some point, someone would get k...
Death
1.1m views10 People Who Tragically Died While Live Streaming ThemselvesWhen a person’s life ends on live video, it can be viewed as a form of immortality. That mysterious line between life and death ha...
Death
66.7k viewsThese People Accidentally Hung Themselves In Stunts And Pranks Gone Very, Very WrongMost people have heard about live-streamed deaths and accidental death by hanging cases, but they're commonly believed to be nothi...
Historical Figures
671.2k viewsThe 9 Strangest Deaths of the Renaissance And Early Modern ErasList of odd deaths that happened during the Renaissance, including some of the rumors and legends behind them. This list includes ...
Death
132.3k views8 Magicians Who Died During a PerformanceMagic offers a twofold thrill: 1) the how-did-they-do-it nature of tricks and illusions; 2) the often serious danger magicians see...
Pop Culture
230k views15 Real Exorcisms Gone Terrifyingly WrongWhile a popular staple in horror movies, real-life exorcisms are practiced in several cultures by those who believe that not only ...
Death
352.5k views14 People Who Died From Their Hoarding AddictionsWhat’s the difference, really, between having an intense VHS collection and having an addiction to hoarding? How do experts define...
Death
53.7k viewsTragic Stories of Wingsuit DeathsWingsuit jumping is an even more dangerous offshoot of the already dangerous sport of BASE jumping. The jumper wears a specially m...
Accidents
24.9k viewsPeople Who Got Stuck And Died In ChimneysWhat happens if you get stuck in a chimney? You may be surprised to learn death via chimney is not an entirely unheard of way to p...
Death
86.9k views6 Times People Were Actually Killed In Halloween AttractionsWe've all gone into those cheesy carnival haunted houses. The kinds of places where there's maybe a strobe light flickering on a p...
History
1.8m viewsUnusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 20th CenturyThere were some strange deaths that have occurred during the 20th century and these are the most bizarre ways that people passed i...