Photo: via Pinterest

Offbeat The Top 10 Most Ridiculous Deaths of 2010  

34 votes 22 voters 66.7k views
We all make horrible decisions and everyone's been at the wrong place at the wrong time, but at least for the year of 2010, these people all take the cake for both. Here are the weirdest, often dumbest, ironic, coincidental or just plain weird/unique deaths of 2010. From a man inadvertently killing his whole family while trying to kill a few rats, to a girl exploding her car with her hair products, to a man who was given the bill for his death before it even happened.

Rolling Hay Causes May Day

If anyone has tickets to the Electric Light Orchestra, you may want to get your money back. See, while driving in the English countryside, founding member Mike Edwards was crushed to death by 1,300 pounds of hay.

Most likely rolling off of a tractor, this hay hit his car, which was coincidentally driving down the highway below the falling hay and made him swerve onto a truck, causing his death.

8 0
Is this tragic, but crazy?

Hair Dresser Ignores Warning Labels on Her Products

Jenny Mitchell, a 19-year-old hairdresser, was driving to her parent's house on March 9, 2010, when her Mini Cooper was engulfed in flames and she was killed.

She was driving with her kit of hair products in her passenger seat when she decided to light a cigarette. A bottle of hydrogen peroxide, used to bleach hair, had leaked in the passenger seat and made the sparks from the cigarette into a large explosion that set her mini cooper completely on fire.

She was on her way to style her mother's hair.

Her father, a retained firefighter of 24 years, thought that what caused the explosion was the fact that she opened the window after lighting her cigarette. A combination of oxygen, spark and chemical caused his daughter's death.

(a href="">Source)
5 0
Is this tragic, but crazy?

Dear Sir, You're Dead. Love, The Future

Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

As probably the craziest, coincidental death of 2010, an elderly man named Than Singh received a receipt for his own cremation.

We've all gotten a faulty charge on a credit card at some point in the mail, and then had to spend all day proving that you didn't actually buy a $5,000 surfboard since you live in Colorado. This man, on the other hand, opened a letter one day to find out he was being charged for his own cremation services from a week earlier. Making sure he wasn't a pile of ashes before he called, he decided to dispute the claim.

Before he could do anything about it, though, the shock of the whole ordeal, as well as the likely high cost of the cremation, caused the man to have a heart-attack. He was rushed to the hospital where he died shortly after.

And in an insanely coincidental, and slightly indicative of foul play twist, the man was not only brought to the same crematoriam he was charged for earlier that week, but given the same serial number, 89, that he had been given in his notification letter.

This is creepy beyond belief because he either received a letter from the f*ture, like that horrible Keanu Reeves/Sandra Bullock romance flop, someone played a horrible, horrible prank on him that went terribly wrong, or this crematorium has the worst coupon system in world history.

Either way, this tops the list as the craziest, most shocking death of 2010 that was reported widely in the news.


Attached here is a really, hilariously serious/interesting man reading the news off of the web... in case you're feeling lazy.
6 3
Is this tragic, but crazy?

Couple Killed by Truck While Having Sex

Showing once again that Brazilians love their sex and that driving in most other countries is an absolute nightmare, a couple decided to pull over for a quickie in the middle of insanely heavy 6AM fog in the craziest, most busy and central highway in Brazil.

Probably the worst idea that anyone can have when erratic drivers are at full-speed with little to no visibility. Not even pulling over in an inconspicuous spot, their showboating backfired on them as a stray cargo truck ran into their car, killing the young couple instantly.

Hey, at least there's absolutely no better way to go.

3 0
Is this tragic, but crazy?