Search

Search Type:

Today's News and Humor
Slow Food Vs. Fast Food - A Fun Way To Grow Up!
Trump's Secretary Of Defense - Marine Corp General "Mad Dog" Mattis - 7 Best Quotes
Cops: Salvation Army Volunteer Exposed Himself
The People Who Think They Run The Country And Just Which Newspapers They READ!
10 Russian KGB Secret Operations - These Guys Were NASTY!



Special Images and Pictures
SOP - B - OLDE MOVIES - MOVIE STARS - SILENT FILMS - STARLETS - MUSICIANS
SOP - D - CIRCUS ACTS - VAUDEVILLE - FREAKS - ENTERTAINMENT
SOP - B - WORLD WAR TWO - WWII - TROOPS - BATTLES - EQUIPMENT - ALLIES - UNITED STATES - ENGLAND - RUSSIA
SOP - A - OLDE VEHICLES - CARS & TRUCKS 1900 - 1940
SOP - F - OLDE GHOST PICTURES - UFO'S - STRANGE EERIE ITEMS - MYSTERIES


Strange Survey
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NATIONAL PARK OR AREA IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES TO VISIT?
 NEW ENGLAND
 NEW YORK CITY
 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - SFO - NAPA
 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 TEXAS AND THE SOUTH
 THE BEACHES OF FLORIDA
 THE GRAND CANYON!
 THE LAKES OF THE MIDWEST
 THE NORTHWEST
 YELLOWSTONE PARK
 
View Previous Surveys





The 10 Strangest Deaths by Technology

The 10 Strangest Deaths by Technology

Andrew Tarantola

Technology is supposed to make our lives better: our meat easier to chew, our water easier to carry, our ox carts easier to move. But all too often we weak, squishy, meat sacks of the human variety find ourselves on the wrong side of innovation.

The result? Deaths by tech that are almost too absurd to be believed.


Death by Peg Leg

What's worse than being beaten to death by an angry mob of your fellow countrymen? Sir Arthur Aston, Royalist commander of the garrison during the Siege of Drogheda, found out in 1649. It's being beaten to death with your own wooden leg because people think it has gold hidden inside.

Death by Ball Lightning

Professor Georg Wilhelm Richmann of Saint Petersburg, Russia, was a pioneer in the study of electricity and among the first to perform electrical experiments. He also became the very first person on Earth to die by those experiments when he was struck in the head by a globe of ball lightning in 1753.


Death by Beer Flood

Swimming in beer is not nearly as fun as it sounds. In 1814, seven people died when brew vats at the Meux and Company Brewery in London broke and spilled 1,468,000 liters (388,000 gallons) onto city streets, drowning some, fatally injuring others, and even giving one guy alcohol poisoning.

Death by Train

Mary Ward is the holder of another macabre first. In 1869, she fell from the passenger car of a train she was riding and was crushed beneath the wheels. Per an account from the King's County Chronicle of September 1st, 1869,

The vehicle had steam up, and was going at an easy pace, when on turning the sharp corner at the church, unfortunately the Hon. Mrs. Ward was thrown from the seat and fearfully injured, causing her almost immediate death. The unfortunate lady was taken into the house of Dr. Woods which is nearly opposite the scene of the unhappy occurrence, and as that gentleman was on the spot everything that could be done was done, but it was impossible to save her life.

She was the first person to ever die in a road accident involving motorized transportation. Oddly enough, her younger cousin Charles Algernon, helped design and build not only the train car that killed her but also went on to create the steam turbine.

Death by Molasses Wave

If you thought beer was bad, you should see what molasses does. In 1919, 21 people died and another 150 were injured when a 2.3 million gallon tank of the brown goo exploded and unleashed a 35 mph wave of sticky death through downtown Boston.

Death by Criticality

In 1945 nuclear scientist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. broke the first rule of the Manhattan Project —he accidentally dropped a brick of tungsten carbide onto a plutonium sphere. When the two elements met, the plutonium went critical and released a lethal dose of ionizing radiation. Mr. Daghlian Jr. holds the dubious distinction of being the first person ever killed in a criticality accident.

Death by Explosive Decompression

The Soviet cosmonauts Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Patsayev are the only three men in history to die outside of the Earth's atmosphere. The trio perished when the Soyuz-11 spacecraft accidentally depressurized during reentry in 1971.

Death by Robo-Arm

Robots may be just starting to take our jobs but they've already taken our lives. In 1979, Robert Williams died from massive head injuries inflicted by a one-ton factory robot at the Ford Motor Co. plant where he worked.

Death by Helicopter Rotor

Boris Sagal, Ukranian film director and father to Katey "Peg Bundy" Sagal, died in 1981 while on the set of the World War III TV miniseries he was directing. He accidentally walked into a helicopter's spinning tail rotor and instantly decapitated himself.

Death by "Unbreakable" Window

This is what happens when we place too much confidence in our technology. In 1993, Garry Hoy, a Canadian lawyer fell 24 stories to his death because the "unbreakable" windows that his firm had installed didn't, in fact, break when he threw himself against it during a demonstration for visiting law students—but the molding around the glass did.
 






The Strange Family




© 2017 StrangeCosmos.com
Read our Privacy Policy

StrangeCosmos.com StrangeVehicles.com StrangeZoo.com StrangePolitics.com StrangePersons.com
StrangeSports.com StrangeCelebrities.com StrangeMilitary.com StrangeDangers.com StrangePolice.com
StrangeBusiness.com StrangeFunKidz.com StrangeTravel.com StrangeAmericans.com StrangeFarmer.com
StrangeCollege.com StrangeOldePictures.com StrangeRacer.com StrangeBlondes.com StrangeGolf.com
StrangeVacations.com StrangeFunVideos.com StrangeMedical.com    

Disclaimer: We do our best to avoid copyrighted material. If anything on this site has been copyrighted by you, please contact us so we can remove it or give you credit!