Iheartchaos has 10 stories that you may not know of talented people, who passed away in really dumb ways.
Sir Francis Bacon
To see if snow would preserve meat, the 17th century philosopher / statesman / scientist killed a chicken and then spent hours trying to stuff the carcass full of snow. When it was all over, there were 2 bodies in the snow.
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