Book Review: History’s Weirdest Deaths by James Proud

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HISTORY’S WEIRDEST DEATHS

By: James Proud

Published: June 11, 2019

Publisher: Portable Press

Non-Fiction

Over 100 stories on just plain weird deaths are shared in this new compilation from Portable Press, the publisher best known for their Dear John Bathroom books. Included are stories of celebrities to ordinary folks whose lives came to an end in unique ways. The deaths happened all over the world from the early centuries to the present century and many are just plain shocking. I think the most horrific one to me was the farmer eaten by his own pigs. Also included are “Did You Know?” facts related to death and dying including facts like, Monday is the most common day to suffer a fatal heart attack.

One story from 2007 that I remember seeing in the news was a mother who entered a contest to win a Wii by holding her urine in and drinking 2 1/2 gallons of water. She died of water intoxication just to win a Wii. So sad. Another woman died from cardiac arrest at the age of 30 because she regularly drank over 2 gallons of Coke a day. The caffeine and sugar contributed to her poor health….and apparently lack of teeth! Ewww!

Some stories are just too crazy to even make up. A guy in 2012 mistakenly drank gasoline and once realized it was gasoline, spit it out. Later he lit a cigarette and the gasoline residue left on his clothes started on fire. He died the next day. Another story of a man who was stuck in a cave just confirmed my fears about all things caves and dark, tight spaces. Rescuers eventually gave up after 28 hours, and the cave was permanently closed.

This book isn’t happy, but if you like reading crazy stories about real-life events then, you might find this book interesting. The book is small and you can read each story in just a couple of minutes.


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