The Top 5 Dumbest Deaths in History

Attila the Hun
Attila is one of the most notorious villains in history. His army had conquered Asia in 450 AD. His reach spanned Mongolia to the edge of the Russian Empire. Attila achieved success in destroying villages and pillaging the countryside. In short, he was a bad-ass.
attila the hun
How Did He Die?
He got a nosebleed on his wedding night.
Attila married a young girl named Ildico in 453 AD. Although he had a reputation for viciousness in battle, he tended to eat and drink lightly during large banquets. But on his wedding night, he got wild and abandoned his diet. He ate and drank ravenously. And sometime during the night (after the honeymoon) he suffered a nosebleed, but was too drunk to notice. His nostrils were clogged as he drowned in his own blood. Attila was found dead the next morning with a pool of blood covering his nose.
Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe is 16th century Danish astronomer who’s ground breaking research allowed Sir Isaac Newton to come up with the theory of gravity.
tycho brahe
How Did He Die?
He didn’t get to the bathroom in time.
It was considered an insult in the 16th century to leave a banquet table before the meal was over. Brahe was known to drink excessively although he had a bladder condition. He failed to take a piss before the banquet started. He drank too much at dinner but was too polite to ask to be excused. Because of this, his bladder burst, killing him slowly and painfully over the next 11 days. Before you drink, make sure your bladder can handle it.
Horace Wells
In the 1840s, Horace Wells pioneered the use of anesthesia. He was a pretty good chap.
horace wells
How Did He Die?
Used anesthetics to commit suicide.
While Horace was experimenting with various gases during his anesthesia research, he became addicted to chloroform. This unfortunately had an adverse effect to his head. He was arrested in 1848 for spraying two women with sulfuric acid. He confessed in a letter he wrote from jail that chloroform was to blame for his problems, and that he’d gotten high before the attack. He was found dead in his cell four days later. Investigations revealed that he anesthetized himself with chloroform and slashed open his thigh with a razor.
Francis Bacon:
Francis was a jack of all trades. He was a statesman, a writer (some say he has written some of Shakespeare’s plays), a philosopher and a scientist. This made him without a doubt, one of the most influential minds in the 16th century.
francis bacon
How Did He Die?
Francis died by stuffing snow into a chicken.
One freezing afternoon in 1625, Francis Bacon was observing a snowstorm and was struck by the wondrous idea that maybe snow could be used to preserve meat, yeah like salt or formalin. He purchased a chicken from a nearby village in order to try and prove his groundbreaking hypothesis. He killed poor chicken, and then, standing outside in the snow, attempted to stuff the chicken full of snow to freeze it. The chicken did not freeze. But Bacon did.
Aeschylus
Aeschylus was a famous Greek playwright back in 500 BC. A lot of historians consider him as the father of Greek tragedies.
Aeschylus
How Did He Die?
An eagle dropped a tortoise on his head.
Legend says that eagles picked up tortoises in order to crack them open by dropping them on rocks. An eagle mistook Aeschylus’ head for a rock (he was bald when this happened) and dropped it on him instead. This resulted to his unfortunate demise.

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