Everyone dies. That’s a fact. But some people have a way more interesting death than others, especially if you ask your average mortician or pathologist. When asked what the weirdest cause of death they’d ever seen was, these morgue employees gave a variety of insane answers. We compiled the best ones below. WARNING: These may get a little graphic.
1. HOW DOES THIS EVEN HAPPEN?
Bee sting to the inside of the lung. A woman accidentally inhaled a bee and it stung her. Apparently she was allergic. Took a week to figure it out.
2. AND TO THINK HE THOUGHT HE DODGED A BULLET…
Cause of death was gunshot to the chest, and ruled a homicide…except he had been shot 3 decades earlier. A small piece of shrapnel from the bullet wasn’t removed when he was shot, but he was completely fine for 30 years. Then it found its way into his circulatory system close to his heart, made its way into the man’s right ventricle and caused a heart attack.
3. WHAT WAS THE UPSIDE OF THIS ACT?
A man with a very weird fetish put a LIVE EEL up his ass, and it tore a hole through his large intestine.
4. THE POOR PERSON THAT FOUND THE BODY…
Guy essentially died from pooping. He pushed too hard, blood pressure dropped and that was it for him.
5. THIS ONE’S PRETTY DISTURBING
All suicides in the state got sent here. An elderly woman with schizophrenia came in after managing to swallow her severed right arm (from the elbow down) and getting halfway through swallowing the other severed arm (again, elbow down) before dying of blood loss. These injuries were self inflicted and there were no power tools in the room. It appeared she managed to tear off or chewed through her arms, but she would’ve died of blood loss far before managing to jam them down her throat, so to this day I wonder how she did it.
6. IF HE HAD ENOUGH PRIVACY TO PERFORM THIS OPERATION, WHY NOT JUST DRINK THE ALCOHOL INSTEAD?
Male, mid 50’s presented with jaundice and other signs of alcoholism but supposedly no history of drinking. During preliminary observation techs noted a red liquid coming from the anal area. Assuming blood it was tested. Came back as red wine and blood. Turns out the deceased was a closet alcoholic who would give himself enemas with whatever alcohol he had, in this case red wine, the doctors concluded he pierced part of his colon/rectum with whatever he enema’d himself with and led to a bleed out.
7. “DEATH BY MISADVENTURE”
By far the most WTF worthy death I saw was a guy who had been working in a factory, getting himself off by rubbing his penis on the underside of the high speed conveyor belt he was meant to be operating. He got caught and it tore off most of his crotch. Ruled as death by misadventure, he had bled out (torn femoral artery) before the paramedics even made it to the scene.
8. AT LEAST IT WAS QUICK…
A man went to hang himself and when he jumped off of his apartment balcony he left so much slack that it took his head off. His head was on one lady’s balcony and his body was on the ground.
9. TALK ABOUT A SORE LOSER
A man in his 40’s who died from sepsis from multiple arm fractures that he got in an arm wrestling contest. Why multiple fractures? Because even after cracking his humerus (upper arm bone) a bit, he couldn’t bear losing, so he just wrapped it up with some kind of splint, had some guy hold the fracture and went for best 2 out of 3, whereupon he snapped the humerus all the way through, and broke his radius and ulna when he slammed his arm down on the edge of the table in anger. One of those lower arm bones protruded through the skin, and being too cheap/too stupid to see a doctor, the wound became gangrenous, and the infection entered his bloodstream. He died of septicemia a few weeks later.
10. HOW WOULD HE HAVE SEEN INSIDE EVEN WITH THE LIGHT?
This 80 year-old man had anal fissures and was admitted to the ICU because he shoved an entire frozen D-cell sized mag light up his ass and perforated his bowel. He went to surgery to have it removed and later died from septic shock.
11. GEEZ, THAT IS MESSED UP
Man had a transplant prior, woman who gave transplant had metastatic cancer that had spread to said organ unknowingly. Man survived transplant but cancer cells from the transplanted organ populated and he ending up dying from HER cancer.
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