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Mel Judson
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The unfortunately true stories on this list of the craziest deaths of 2014 are as tragic as they are freakish. These insane incidents make up the year's deadliest freak accidents. These recently deceased men, women, and children lost their lives in horrific ways that you probably did not even know were possible.

Don't believe us? Meet the Chinese chef who lost his life to a severed cobra head or the Mexican man who accidentally shot himself to death while posing for a selfie. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge even makes an appearance on this list of the weirdest deaths of 2014, as does a car tire on the loose, and tape measure that apparently had a debt to settle.

These bizarre fatalities include a man who was electrocuted by his wedding ring and a woman who was struck by a horse. From newlyweds who crashed their cars into each other to a guy whose lawnmower flipped and ran him over, you will not believe the crazy ways people tragically lost their lives in the 2014.
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Chinese Chef Gets Bitten By a Cobra's Severed Head


Chinese Chef Gets Bitten By a ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Craziest Deaths of 2014
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Chef Peng Fan cut off the head of a spitting cobra in order to dice up its body for a soup. 20 frickin' minutes later, the head was still functioning, as the chef tried to toss it into the trash. The severed snake head bit Chef Peng Fan and he died before anti-venom could be provided.

Source: USA Today
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Student Gets Crushed By the Elevator


Student Gets Crushed By the El... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Craziest Deaths of 2014
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In an absolutely shocking death, a student died inside a malfunctioning lift at Huaqiao University. The lift jerked backwards and the young man couldn't move away in time. He got caught between the bottom of the floor and the top of the door, as the elevator crushed him to death.

Source: Daily Mail 
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Newlyweds Crash Into Each Other


Newlyweds Crash Into Each Othe... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Craziest Deaths of 2014
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The phrase "star-crossed lovers" took on new, freakish meanings when a pair of newlyweds accidentally killed each other. In Texas, Nicolas Cruz and Kristina Munoz were driving (both sans seatbelts) in their own cars near a farm where they both worked. They slammed into each other in a head-on collision, both dying.

Source: USA Today
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Molly Glynn's Bike Gets Hit By a Tree


Molly Glynn's Bike Gets Hi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Craziest Deaths of 2014
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An actress from Chicago Fire, Molly Glynn, was only 46 when she died in September 2014. The crazy incident occurred when she and her husband, Joe Foust, were biking along Chicago's Erickson Woods. Out of nowhere, a giant tree fell on top of Glynn, leading to her ultimate death at Evanston Hospital.

Source: Hollywood Reporter