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Odd Deaths

There have been some strange deaths in history, according to an article entitled "30 Strangest Deaths in History." For example: 

  • There was Death by a Beard: Austrian Hans Steininger was famous for having the world's longest beard, 4.5 feet long. But there was a fire in town one day, in 1567, and Hans forgot to roll up his beard. He stepped on it, fell, and broke his neck! 
  • There was Death by Dessert: In 1771 King Frederick of Sweden died of a digestive problem. After eating a giant meal consisting of: lobster, caviar, smoked herring, sauerkraut, cabbage soup, and 14 servings of his favorite dessert: semla, a bun filled with marzipan and milk. 
  • There was Death by Orange Peel: Bobby Leach was a daredevil, who in 1911 became the second person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, and went on to perform many other death-defying stunts. But while walking down a street in New Zealand, he slipped on a piece of orange peel, broke his leg so badly it had to be amputated, and later died of complications. 
  • There was Death by Stubbed Toe: Jack Daniel, of whiskey fame, couldn't remember the combination to his safe at work one morning. In frustration he kicked it and injured his toe. It developed an infection that killed him. All men are destined to die once in some way. But as believers in Jesus Christ, we don't have to live in fear of it. We have been promised a home in Heaven!

    Reference: http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/12/30-strangest-deaths-in-history/