10 inventions which become the reason of death of their inventors


From the starting of human consciousness, men have been inventing many things. Great scientists like Thomas Alva Edison and gamble made the uncountable contribution to the humanity. Then went thanks because human needs their Creations. That is the reason of phrase “need is the mother of invention”.

But there are many inventors Buddha because of their inventions because of some technical flaws in their creation in testing phases. Here is the list of ten inventions which becomes the reason of death of their inventors.

Karel Soucek (Life: April 19, 1947 – January 20, 1985)

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The invention demo of their invention turns into a fatal death show of Karel Soucek when he is testing his invention which is a shock absorbent Barrel, he is showing the demo in which he rolled down from the roof of Houston Astrodome. He landed in a water tank which is 180 feet below the roof but the barrel hit the bottom of the tank causing many injuries to him.

It was not a first attempt made by Karel to demonstrate his invention. The Canadian stuntman also went over the Niagara falls in the year of 1984, it cost him around $46,000 in which define is also included which he had to pay as he didn’t get a license to perform the stunt.

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Marie Curie (Life: November 7, 1867 – July 4, 1934)

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The lady scientist which is popularly known as Madame Curie, she was the first of the four scientists who got Nobel Prize two times. The renowned  Physicist and Chemist of polish origin had to exposure to the ionizing radiations for a very long time as her experiments involved materials like radium which exhibits radioactive properties.

At that time, no one knows the harmful effects caused by Radioactive emissions. Which results, Curie was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, and this becomes the cause of her death. Even her things are also exposed to radiation because she carried radium inside her pocket and kept in her drawer. This is the reason her century old notebook has been preserved in a lead lined box.

Horace Lawson Hunley (Life: June 20, 1823 – October 15, 1863)

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Horace is a marine engineer in the Confederate States of America, he is the inventor of War Submarine. In a routine test of the submarine, Horace and seven other crew members die in a previously damaged submarine in H. L. Hunley, which is named after his death. Then the same submarine is later reused in a successful sinking of the USS Housatonic in 1964.

William Bullock (Life: 1813 – April 12, 1867)

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This guy invented a rotatory Printing press machine, which is used to print images, first the image is printed in a roller, then by the help of roller, the image will be printed on any substrate.

This machine becomes the reason of his death. In an installation of this machine, his leg got crushed by the machine and later become the reason of his death as his foot had developed gangrene.

Henry Smolinski (Life: 1933 – 1973)

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He is the guy who developed the first flying car and it becomes the reason of his death by a crash. That car is known as AVE Mizar and developed by Henry’s company Advanced Vehicle Engineers. He took his car on a test flight with his friend and died in a crash.

That modified Pinto with detachable wings was capable of flying at 12,000 feet above the ground at 130 mph. Its dashboard was modified with additions like fuel pressure gauges, an altimeter, a radio navigational equipment, etc. Apparently, one could go more than 1000 miles in that thing which had both car and aviation engines packed inside.

Franz Reichelt (Life: 1879 – February 4, 1912)

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He knows as a Flying Tailor, as he jumped off the Eiffel Tower using his homemade parachute but destiny had already decided an unhappy fate for his very first flight.

The police authorities had found that Franz would use a dummy to show his custom designed parachute and they gave him the permission. Instead, he took the job himself and become one of the people whose designs took their lives.

Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier (Life: March 30, 1754 – June 15, 1785)

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He is a Chemistry and Physics teacher who lived in France. Rozier was crossing the English Channel on June 15, 1975, along with Pierre Romain in his Rozière balloon which hit near Wimereux in the Pas-de-Calais. The deaths due to the tragic accident are probably the first known air crash fatalities.

Rozier’s airship was kind of a hybrid that could use both heated and non-heated lifting gasses, with the help of separate cells, for an aerial flying.

Francis Edgar Stanley (Life: June 1, 1849 – July 13, 1918)

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He was crashed into a woodpile while driving a Stanley Steamer. This was a steam engine-based car produced by Stanley Motor Carriage Company, established by Francis E. Stanley and his twin Freelan O. Stanley. He was attempting to maintain a distance from a farm wagon driving beside his car.

Stanley registered the first airbrush to colorize photos. They also set up the Stanley Dry Plate Company for mass creation of dry plates using their fresh licensed device.

Li Si (Life: 280 BC – 208 BC)

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He is one of the most important figures of Chinese History, he is responsible for the creation of institutions which made the Qin dynasty the first universal state in Chinese History.

He served as Prime Minister of the China’s Qin Dynasty and was killed using the Five Punishments he conceptualized. These five penalties included making tattoos in the face, cutting off the nose, removing kneecap, eliminating reproductive organs, and death sentence by boiling alive or tearing limbs apart.

Max Valier (Life: February 9, 1895 – May 17, 1930)


He is one of the earliest humans to foresee potential in the rockets, he also founded the German Verein für Raumschiffahrt (Spaceflight Society) which people could regard as an initial motivation to 20th-century space trips like the Apollo Moon Mission which is believed to be faked by NASA.

He also created rocket powered cars between 1928 and 1929 with Fritz von Opel. The spaceflight society focused on the idea of liquid-fuelled rocket vehicles. Valier also tested one liquid propulsion-based rocket car.

At the age of 35 in 1930, when there was an explosion in his experimental setup. This is because he does not take any safety measure, he was sitting in front of a combustion chamber testing a kerosene mixed water mixed oxygen.

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