10 Inventors Who Got Killed By Their Own Creations
Winstanley was famous for creating a lighthouse and he was so confident about his construction that he was adamant on living in it during a storm. Though his wish was fulfilled, but he cannot survive that storm!
#9 Abu Nasr Isma'il ibn Hammad al-Jawhari
Known for being a lexicographer of a notable Arabic dictionary which contained about 40,000 entries, this man built wooden wings for himself, but unfortunately, he died after falling down!
#8 Wan Hu
Wan Hu dreamed of traveling to the moon, so he designed a special chair to which 47 rockets were attached. But when the rockets were lit to fire, instead of making Wan Hu fly, the rockets got exploded, killing the official.
#7 Valerian Abakovsky
Valeria is a 26-year old Russian inventor, who invented Aerowagon train engine. It had an airplane engine and propeller which was specially designed to carry Soviet officials to and from Moscow. Though the test run was successful on its outgoing trip but crashed on the returning journey, killing Abakovsky and five others.
#6 Perillos of Athens
He created a special cell for the kingdom, he wanted to present it to the king who can punish his enemies by grilling him in the stove. But, the king was enraged by it so much so that he roasted Perillos himself for creating a disgusting and brutal setup!
#5 Marie Curie
Marie Curie, the winner of two Nobel prizes and an eminent physicist and chemist. Best known for the discovery of radioactivity, she also discovered radium and polonium.
Unfortunately, she also unintentionally discovered the fatal effect radioactivity could have on the health of human beings. And she died because of aplastic anemia caused by radiation exposure on July 4, 1934.
#4 Thomas Midgley Jr
Midgley was a chemist who was known for his work with leaded gasoline and the greenhouse gas Freon. Once, in a press conference, he poured it on his hands to assure the safety of this gas, but unfortunately, he was infected from it and died!
#3 Horace Lawson Hunley
Hunley created a submarine but the sub sank in the Charleston, S.C. Though some people on the board were able to survive, Hunley died!
#2 Franz Reichelt
A tailor by profession, Franz tailored a parachute, when he tested it on various dummies, it worked perfectly well, that made him curious. Then, he tried it on himself but failed miserably and died in this incident.
#1 Henry Smolinski
He was a trained engineer and a developer of flying car. Upon completion of the whole prototype, Smolinski went on a test flight with pilot Harold Blake. But unfortunately, they both were killed in a crash, when a wing strut got detached from the car.
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