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.