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History’s most stupid deaths

Posted by milanblogger | milan | Monday 2 November 2009 2:22 pm

Death, a difficult subject that society doesn’t talk about very openly, doesn’t always have to bring back sad and sentimental thoughts in our souls. Although it could sound a little bit harsh and absurd, throughout history there have occurred many many deaths that make us think ‘Oh no, that’s so stupid’. But it’s true: when we are talking about some important personalities of the world’s history and get to know how they died, we can sometimes only shake our head in amazement.


Quite possibly, every one of us has already read a biography about an important personality. But when they talk about the way or how this person died, they often say something like ‘unpleasant accident’ and that’s it. Well, we don’t know if they try to hide a kind of shame, but what we do know is that a death doesn’t have to be necessarily ridiculous to be stupid.

If we start with France, there is one example that stands out among the curious ways to die. François Vatel the chef and Maître of King Louis XIV committed suicide in 1671. And why did all this drama happen? Well, the little gastronomical perfectionist was getting crazy because of the lateness of the fish he ordered for his banquet. The stupid part of this story is that just before they found his corpse, the ordered fish had arrived. And once again we come to the conclusion that we shouldn’t take our jobs too seriously.

We can also find uncountable unpleasant accidents of famous celebrities in the USA. Jack Daniel, for instance, the founder of the famous Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey died in 1911 because of blood poisoning which was caused six years before when he injured his toe kicking his safe in anger because he couldn’t remember the combination to open it. This is another fine example that shows us that we should sometimes be more patient.

The list of absurd deaths seems to be infinite. Starting with the American writer Sherwood Anderson, who died after swallowing a piece of toothpick to Antoni Gaudí, the famous Spanish architect, who was run over and killed by a tram and ending in the famous Australian Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, who died after being fatally pierced in the chest by a stingray barb during the dangerous filming for his TV program.

You never know when it’s your turn. So we should enjoy each day as if it were our last. And where can you enjoy life in the best way? During your holidays of course! Milan, one of the most romantic cities of Italy, offers you many interesting museums, amazing places, delicious food, nice people and fascinating landscapes to name but a few. Rent apartments in Milan, the best alternative for cheap and comfortable accommodation.

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