Strange, weird, and ironically funny…

Historical Deaths:

A lot of people say history is boring and it is but that’s not history fault, it boring school books and memorizing dates. Real history is filled with crazy nutters, below are some of the strange, weird, and ironically funny deaths from history.

King Francis II of France. He was king for one year and would most likely be forgotten today if not for two facts. One, he was the first husband to Mary Stuart aka Mary Queen of Scots. Two, he died of an ear infection. …

Henry Stuart was the second husband to Mary Queen of Scots, his death is due to gunpowder. The gunpowder was in two large barrels directly under his sleeping quarters, while staying at  Kirk o’ Field, in the middle of the night the barrels went off, by accident I’m sure. Best not to ask about the thrid husband, hint it didn’t end well.

John Priest, the man whom wouldn’t sink. He worked on the Titanic when it went down in 1912, the RMS Alcantara when it sank in 1913, the Britannic when it went down in 1916, HMHS Asturias in 1917, and then the Donegal that sunk in 1917. After that I’m sure people didn’t let him on boats or ship of anykind. He died on dry land in 1937 from Pneumonia.

Marie Curie, her death is sad with tinge of irony. She is the first person to be awarded two Nobel Prizes, she named polonium after her country of birth, Poland. Her work in radioactivity also lead to her death from Aplastic anemia. Her final resting place is in Paris France in the Pantheon. Her and her husband remain are in a lead line container to ward off vampires…not really it’s because they are still radioactive. Oh and she also created mobile X-Ray machines after studying Radiology, anatomy, and automotive mechanics to help wounded soldiers in WWI.

Qin Shi Huang First Emperor of Qin, know to us as the guy buried with stone army, the famed Terracotta Army. He die from ingesting mercury pills, which he believe would make him the greatest singer in the world! Sorry wrong mercury, he ingested mercury because he thought mercury to be elixir of immortality. This is where it gets weird, the Emperor was touring his lands when he died and he’s Chancellor Li Si, was afraid of an uprising if the news came out while they were so far from the capitol. So Li Si, one of the Emperor’s Sons and 5 or 6 eunuchs Weekend of Bernie’s the Emperor corpse to the capitol. It was a two month jounary back to the capitol, they had two carriages of rotting fish traveling in front of and behind the Emperor’s carriage (to cover up the decaying smell). The eunuchs would “change his clothes” and bring him “meals”, the shades in the carriage where lower in the to kept people from looking in. Remember this was back in the day when you have massive luggage trains when royotly travel, enough to hold a mini castle for the Emperor, his favoirte food and chefs, a bed, loads of clothes, personal guards, so it’s a hoard of people they fooled. See I told you it would get weird. Wonder if this inspired Weekend of Bernie’s?

Published by JMP traveler

I’m a world traveler and an amateur photographer, to date, I've visited six continents and twenty seven countries. Due to bills (and a desire to eat), I am forced to work a mundane nine to five job to pay for my true passion. This blog is a way for me to share my crazy creative side, to share my travel photos with cheeky stories, travel tips, or details on how the photo was taken. Come join me as we travel the world together, without having to leave the house or get out of your PJs.

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