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particular shout out to the guy who devised an elaborate system of strings and pulleys which then strangled him to death
I refuse to let this garner no replies.
but wasn't willing to stoop as low as bumping my own zero reply thread
Is there any story that can't be improved with the introduction of a segway?
slight understatement there
Wan Hu, a sixteenth-century Chinese official, is said to have attempted to launch himself into outer space in a chair to which 47 rockets were attached. The rockets exploded, and it is said that neither he nor the chair were ever seen again.
it's a good story
I was JUST about to invent something too.
didn't really invent though did they
John Smith, b 1880, d 1907. Inventor of the parachute that fails to work as a parachute, etc...
not the guy who invented it, as is commonly believed
Very little sympathy for Valerian Abakovsky (1895–1921) who constructed the Aerowagon.
There is absolutely no way something called an Aerowagon, particularly one constructed in 1920's Russia, isn't going to kill you instantly the first time you use it.
im guessing it didnt work because nothing that amazingly retro sci-fi couldnt exsist in a world such as ours, for shame
The mad scientist trying to live forever through blood transfusion who gave himself malaria and TB
What a sick bastard. Although he was executed that way too eventually.
Sill, sick bastard.
Yo, yo- I'll... I'll cut ya fucken NOSE off, yo- then I'll take ya hand, then a foot, reeeeal slow yo so you be all screamin' an' shit then,then I'll cut off your fucken ballz an' cut you in half like KABLOW
Didn't even invent grunge, I don't think
But I've never been interested enough in his music to check that hypothesathotomus out.
was the author of the 1977 best-selling book, The Complete Book of Running. He is credited with helping start America's fitness revolution, popularizing the sport of running and demonstrating the health benefits of regular jogging. On 20 July 1984, Fixx died at the age of 52 of a fulminant heart attack, after his daily run, on Vermont Route 15 in Hardwick
He wrote a book, he didn't invent running? If the book fell on him this would count or if he invented the heart attack
there are some gems in there:
Chrysippus, a Greek stoic philospher, is believed to have died of laughter after giving his donkey wine then seeing it attempt to eat figs.
pioneered conducting with a large wooden pole so the orchestra could hear the beat more easily. He hit himself in the foot with it and died of gangrene.
Li Si (208 BCE), Prime Minister during the Qin dynasty, was executed by the Five Pains method which he had devised