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VIII: Dead King's Corpse Explodes
Did you know that Henry VIII's corpse became so bloated in the days following his death that it actually exploded? The cause of such a fate and his weight gain in the later years began in the jousting accident in his youth in which Henry struck his head and damaged his pituitary gland.
The king became so obsese as a result that he could barely move. When he died in 1547, a lead-lined coffin capable of containing his extreme girth was built. Alas, the build up of gasses inside his body became too much, and it ruptured in transit.
It is said that before the mess could
be cleaned up, many dogs made a dinner of Henry's leaked insides.
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They say always wear clean underwear to afoid embarrassment in case you get hit by a bus. Bu for these unfortunate souls, the state of their underwear was the least of their worries. Perishing in unlikely circumstances, the final moments of these characters ensured they would never be forgotten.
1. Accidental Suicide
19th century lawyer, Clement Vallandigham accidentally shot himself while trying to demonstrate how another man may have done the same. Although he died from his wounds, he had prove his poing nd the defendant was acquitted.
2. Death at the Reins
In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes suffered a heart attack halfway through a race and died, but his body remained attached to the saddle. His horse finished first, making him the only jockey to have won a race after death.
3. The Great Molasses Flood
On 15 January 1919, at a distilling factory in Boston, a huge tank of molasses burst open, sending a wave of sweet, gloopy liquid rushing through the streets. 21 people were killed and 150 injured.
4. The Peckish Chemist
Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele had a bad habit of snifing and tasting every new substance he discovered. He died at the age of 43, and his premature demise was blamed on overexposure to mercury, arsenic, and lead.
5. Bitten by Death
When Viking warrior Sigurd Eysteinisson beheaded an enemy, he strapped the severed head to his horse. While riding, the teeth grazed against sigurd's leg and the would became infected, ultimately resulting in his death.
November 3, 2019
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The song was not released as a single until November 2000, when it was
released with a re-recorded vocal track. It peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1990.
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