“On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.” — Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Everyone dies, but some manage to leave this world with a bit more of bang than others. Here is our list of some of the world’s most unusual deaths.
47. Dying from laughter
Apparently, you really can die of laughter. In the 3rd century BC, the Greek philosopher Chrysippus died of laughter after demanding his servant feed a donkey wine.
46. Watch for falling cows?
Forget about the monsters under the bed, it’s the mammals on the roof you should watch out for. Joao Maria de Souza died in 2013 in his bed in Brazil after a cow escaped from his neighbour’s field. The cow walked down a hill onto Mr. de Souza’s roof and fell through it onto the sleeping man.
45. Not in the script
Director Boris Sagal died while directing the television mini-series World War III when he walked into the rotor blade of a helicopter on the set and was decapitated.
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