A man participating in a protest ride against mandatory helmet laws crashed his motorcycle and died because he wasn’t wearing a helmet.
In Victorian times, they used to take pictures of dead relatives so as to preserve their memory.
Diana Ross, who famously sang “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough“, lost her ex-husband to a mountain climbing accident
Most movies depicting death by lava get it wrong, because you would not sink into the lava due to its density.
Bertrand Russell survived a plane crash at the age of 76, in which 19 of the 43 passengers died. Russell survived because he was seated in the smoking section, claiming before the flight that “If I cannot smoke, I shall die.”
Einstein refused surgery, saying: “I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.” – he then died the next day.
After the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas, a human heart belonging to one of the crew members was found.
A five year old boy was the victim of a ritual human sacrifice, in reaction to the most powerful earthquake recorded.
A woman woke up at her own funeral and was so shocked by it that she had a heart attack and died.
About 450 people die from falling off their bed every year in the US alone.