These three men died in strange ways.
Cause of Death: Infection of a wound received from a decapitated head.
Sigurd ‘The Mighty’ was a victim of spontaneous justice!
He was a warrior who liked to show his skill by challenging his enemies. One such enemy was known as Mael Brigte the Tusk. He was named so because he had very prominent bucked teeth.
Sigurd told Mael to bring 40 men and they would battle it out. He, in turn, brought double that amount and therefore, victory was gained thoroughly and quickly.
Sigurd decapitated Mael, and carried his head at his side all the way home from the battle. But the joke was on Mael who, although dead, still managed to scratch Sigurd with those absurdly long teeth, causing an infection which soon turned gangrenous and eventually claimed Sigurd’s life.
Who says divine providence doesn’t exist?
Manner of death: Drowning after being poisoned, shot, stabbed, and bludgeoned
Ra Ra Rasputin (Russia’s greatest love machine), known as “the Mad Monk”, was a peasant and mystical healer. He was in favour with the Queen of the Royal Court of Russia when he provided relief to Crown Prince Aleksey, a haemophiliac and heir to the Russian throne.
Rumoured to have had an affair with the Queen, Rasputin garnered many a political enemy in court, due to the influence he could wield. These enemies decided he had to die! Much easier said than done.
The first thing his enemies tried was poison. They gave him enough poison to kill a man 3 times his size – but his constitution was great, and he was totally unaffected.
They then crept up behind him and shot him in the head. You’d think that would work right? Nope! Rasputin instead turned on his attacker and strangled him before running away. The assassins chased him, shooting him three more times. Even this did not kill him, but it did slow him down somewhat, allowing his pursuers to catch up.
When they caught up to him, they repeatedly bludgeoned him, and then threw his body in to the icy cold river (it was Russian winter at the time). When his body was eventually recovered from the river, and an autopsy was conducted, it was shown that cause of death was by drowning!
Cause of death: Stubbed his toe
Jack Daniel was the founder of the famous Tennessee whiskey distillery.
Jack died in 1911 from blood poisoning which started from an infection in one of his toes.. The infection allegedly began when Daniel kicked his safe in anger one early morning at work, when he could not get the safe to open (he was said to always have had trouble remembering the combination). This man was badly in need of anger management!
Ironic considering the number of people who have died of alcohol poisoning and other related alcohol deaths after drinking his whiskey!
Put together by Ashley Hall