Technology, medicine, and well, just about everything else, have come a long, long way from the beginnings of civilization. That is never more evident than when you consider the crazy ways people were killed by every-day things in the past. These 15 people you’re about to see died of incredibly unfortunate circumstances. Some died as a result of the lack of safe technology or helpful medicine to save them, and others just had plain bad luck. Here are 15 people who died in very weird ways over the last few hundred years.
Crushed By Newspapers
Langley and Homer Collyer were two wealthy brothers who lived in seclusion together in a NYC brownstone. In 1947 they were both killed by their home essentially falling in on them from all the items they hoarded. The thousands of newspapers and books they had kept left both of them trapped and unable to be saved.