DailyDirt: Ironic Deaths
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There are the Darwin Awards and the list of inventors who were killed by their own inventions. Death is always a serious topic, but sometimes the circumstances are just too bizarre not to be a bit amusing in some way. Here are just a few examples.
- John Alleman, the unofficial greeter and spokesman for Las Vegas’ Heart Attack Grill, died of a heart attack at a bus stop near the restaurant. The restaurant claims to sell the world’s “most calorific burger” as well as Flatliner Fries. [url]
- After a cockroach eating contest, the winner choked to death on bug body parts. The prize for the contest was a python worth about $850. [url]
- James W. Heselden, the former owner of Segway, died in a Segway accident after falling off a 30-foot cliff. Heselden also lived in Britain where Segways are only allowed to be operated on private property. [url]
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