Posts tagged
‘strange deaths’

Hair Today; Gone Tomorrow: Death by Hair

A shocking catalog of deaths by hair: mustache murder, dis-tress-ing suicides, hair-ball fatalities, cats and rats and poisonous hair dyes.

Inventive Deaths: How to Die in a Better Mousetrap

Inventive Deaths: How to Die in a Better MousetrapInventors often seem a hapless lot. If they aren’t being blown up by their own patented explosive shells, they hang themselves from their own perpetual motion machines or are found wandering the streets of great cities, hopelessly insane when their creations fail to make them rich….A look at obscure inventors—mostly Americans–who died at the hands of their better mousetraps.

Ghost Fires and Melting Masks: The Macabre Mirth of the Vintage Hallowe’en

Ghost Fires and Melting Masks: The Macabre Mirth of the Vintage Hallowe’en A boy is crushed during a Halloween out-house tipping; blinded by a Halloween mask, a girl drives into the path of a train; a child is killed by a falling pumpkin. Halloween has always been an inherently dark, dangerous, and unwholesome holiday. Let’s look at some vintage Halloween horrors involving ghost fires, poisoned cats, and lethal masks.

A Walking Gallows

A WALKING GALLOWS
The Horrible Deeds of Lieutenant Hepenstall.
HANGED MEN FROM HIS NECK.
This Handsome but Brutal Giant of the Wicklow Militia Was the Most Cold Blooded and Eccentric Executioner That has Ever Existed.