Death of a Carrot Juice Addict

Basil Brown, a 48-year-old health-food advocate from Croydon, England, died after consuming ten gallons of carrot juice in ten days, causing him to overdose on Vitamin A and suffer rapid, severe liver damage.

Submission by Logan Agle. Thank you.

Beer Flood Deaths

Several large vats ruptured at the Meux & Company Brewery in London, England, in a chain reaction, causing more than 320,000 imperial gallons of beer to flood the nearby city streets. Two homes were destroyed and eight people were killed in what has since been called “The London Beer Flood”.

Submission by Logan Agle. Thank you.


Robert Halvorsen, a 21-year-old employee of Eastern Roofing Corporation from South Windsor, England, died when he fell 30 ft. off of a roof into a large vat of 500 degree Fahrenheit liquid roofing tar. Two coworkers immediately attempted to pull Halverson out, suffering severe burns in the process, though Halvorsen was discovered to already be dead by the time they were able to remove him.

Submission by Logan Agle. Thank you.

The Sorrowful Homecoming

Sgt. Gregory Voelcker of the U.S. Air Force, who was stationed at Britain’s Royal Air Force Mildenhall base, returned home from a temporary duty assignment in Greece to discover his wife and two children dead and partially decomposed in their home. Autopsies of the deceased revealed Lorraine Voelcker, 27, had died of natural causes (likely a sudden heart-attack), while the couple’s two children, two-year-old Galen and 16-month-old Elizabeth, had died of dehydration and malnutrition, roughly ten days after their mother had died with no one to take care of them. The family lived in a relatively remote cottage outside of the village of Kirtling, so no one had stopped by in person to realize anything had happened. In addition, while the Air Force keeps a “Contact Policy” where it checks in on the families of servicemen while they are abroad, Lorraine Voelcker had informed the military the week before her death that she intended to take the family on a trip out of town the following week, so it raised no concern when the Air Force’s contact-call had received no answer the week she had died.

Submission by Logan Agle. Thank you.

Teen died after running into a bus stop

Manny Edwards (18) was running to catch a bus, but he ran into the bus stop and died, in Birmingham, UK.

Submission by Rik van Doorne.

Hunting gone wrong

Carl Rubisch, 30, who was hunting, accidentally shot himself to death when the trigger of his shotgun got caught in the zip of his boot, after which the gun went off.

Submission by Rik van Doorne.

Sheep push woman over edge of cliff

Betty Stobbs, a 67-year-old woman from Durham, England, was killed when a flock of sheep attacked her power bike and pushed her over a 100-foot (30 m) cliff. She survived the fall, only to be crushed by the falling bike.

Stair lift to Heaven

Shirley Perkins, 55, a disabled woman was killed when she got her head trapped in her stair lift. She toppled backwards down the stairs and got her head wedged between the metal rung of the electric seat and the wall.

Rod Hull’s death


Children’s entertainer Rod Hull died while adjusting the television aerial on the roof of his house. He had been watching a Manchester United European Cup match with his 19-year-old son Oliver. In his attempt to improve reception, he slipped from the roof and fell through an adjoining greenhouse. The 63-year-old entertainer suffered a severe skull fracture and chest injuries. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Conquest Hospital in Hastings.

Poison Umbrella Murder Case

Georgi Markov, a Bulgarian dissident, was assassinated in London with a specially modified umbrella that fired a metal pellet with a small cavity full of ricin into his calf.

Motorcyclist Killed by a Pheasant

Motorcyclist Matthew Johnson died after being knocked off his bike by a flying pheasant near Hilderstone, England.

Boy Accidentally Hanged Himself

Josef Kazzan, 9, from Cleckheaton, England accidentally hanged himself after getting tangled in a rope attached to a tree in the family garden.

Cigarette Sparks Hair Bleach


Jenny Mitchell, a 19-year-old English hairdresser, was killed when her car exploded after fumes, caused by chemicals mixing with hydrogen peroxide leaking from a bottle of hair bleach, ignited as she lit a cigarette.

Owner Of Segway Inc., Died In Segway Accident

Jimi Heselden, British owner of the Segway motorized scooter company, was killed when he accidentally drove off a cliff on a Segway at his estate at Thorp Arch near Boston Spa.

Giant hay bale killed former ELO member

Mike Edwards, 62, an English musician and a founding member of rock group Electric Light Orchestra, was killed when a 600 kg (1,300 lb) bale of hay rolled down a hill and landed on his passing van in Devon.

Cut off his Own Head with a Chainsaw

David Phyall, 50, the last resident in a block of flats due to be demolished in Bishopstoke, near Southampton, Hampshire, England, cut off his own head with a chainsaw to highlight the injustice of being forced to move out.

Dishwasher Accident Killed Woman

Jane McDonald, 31, from Airdrie, Lanarkshire died after she slipped in a kitchen and landed on a knife sitting upright in a dishwasher.

Molten Metal Death

Allen Wardle, 52, lived for six hours despite suffering 100% burns when he fell into a vat of molten zinc at a factory in Witham, Essex, but died later the same day in hospital.

Touched Nerve Killed in Seconds

Michelle Creed, 34, from London, UK, died within 10 seconds of her boyfriend touching a nerve on her neck, which is linking the brain to the central nervous system.

Deadly Landing

Arthur Sexton, 80, drowned after falling off a step ladder and landing upside down in a water butt containing only a couple of feet of water.