Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, died of digestion problems on February 12, 1771 after having consumed a meal of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, smoked herring and champagne, topped off with 14 servings of […]
Draco (650 BC – 600 BC), an Athenian lawgiver, was smothered to death in 620 BC by gifts of cloaks and hats showered upon him by appreciative citizens. source
In 1876 a handful of mobsters botched a morbid plan to kidnap the body of Abraham Lincoln and hold it ransom. The hapless grave robbers were arrested just a few days later. […]
A cheap and effective way to torture someone was with the use of rats. There were many variants, but the most common was to force a rat through a victim’s body (usually […]
Students of history know that Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr. What is not commonly known is that Burr shot Hamilton in the groin.
Thomas Edison electrocuted an elephant in 1903 to prove Tesla’s AC current was dangerous. source
The Cotard Delusion is a rare psychiatric disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that he or she is dead, does not exist, is putrefying or has lost their blood […]