World’’s most bizarre deaths revealed

September 4th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Sept 4 (ANI): While death is often associated with grief, a new book has rounded up true stories of people who passed away in such bizarre ways that the incidents would surely make you laugh.

David Southwell and Matt Adamss 1001 Ridiculous Ways To Die include tales like the skydiver who forgot his parachute, the undertaker squashed by falling coffins and the man killed by his own radio-controlled plane, reports the Sun.

Here is a selection of funny fatalities from the book, according to the tabloid:

1. Willie Murphy died after an avalanche of peanuts buried him at a processing plant in Georgia, USA, in 1993.

2. Experienced skydiver Ivan McGuire decided to film his 3,000m jump above North Carolina he lost his life because he remembered to take his camera but forgot his parachute.

3. Roger Wallace from Arizona died in head-on collision with his own radio-controlled plane. He lost sight of the 3kg machine in the sun and it crashed into his head at 40mph.

4. Chronic snorer Mark Gleeson from Hampshire tried to cure his problem by shoving two tampons up his nose. He suffocated as he slept.

5. Alex Mitchell, a 50-year-old from Kings Lynn, laughed so hard at an episode of hit BBC comedy show The Goodies in 1975 that he died of a heart failure.

6. Two car passengers died when an eagle soaring overhead accidentally dropped a cobra into their vehicle. It bit them straightaway, killing them both. (ANI)

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