20 Bizarre And Random Deaths That Will Shock You
The King Who Ate Himself to Death
Adolf Fredrick was a king of Sweden until he ate himself to death in 1771. Considered a weak monarch and a mere figurehead, Fredrick was more famous for his lavish meals. The meal that killed him included lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, smoked herring, champagne, and 14 servings of his favorite dessert, semla. The meal caused such severe digestive issues that he soon died.
In 2014, Chinese chef Peng Fan was preparing a snake soup, a delicacy that requires the snake meat of an Indochinese spitting cobra. When later throwing out the carcass, the severed snake head bit Fan in the hand, injecting its lethal poison. As it turns out, some snakes can continue to inject venom after being decapitated, which is mostly a reflex.
Death By Soup
In September of 2012, Ilda Vitor Maciel of Rio de Janeiro died when a nurse accidentally injected soup into her IV instead of the intended feeding tube. Maciel’s daughter had been present and said that her mother fidgeted uncomfortably and repeatedly stuck out her tongue right after the injection. Maciel died about 12 hours later.
Death By Threesome
In March of 2009, William Martinez died from a heart attack while having a threesome with another man and woman (who was not his wife). Later in 2012, Martinez family won a malpractice suit for $3 million because Martinez’s cardiologist had failed to warn Martinez away from strenuous exertion. The family had originally fought for $5 million, but the jury decided Martinez was “40 percent responsible for his own death”.