Kicking the bucket. Pushing up daisies. Buying the farm. We've all got to do it, one way or another. If you're wondering about truly strange ways to go, check out some of these surprising deaths from history.
In 455 BCE, Athens author Aeschylus was killed in an accident when an eagle dropped a tortoise on his head.
King Edward II was murdered in 1327 when a red-hot iron burned his insides out, but left no mark on his body.
Burgomaster of Braunau, Hans Steininger, broke his neck in 1567 by tripping on his 4.5-foot beard.
Adolf Frederick, the king of Sweden, literally ate himself to death in 1771.
An Ohio lawyer named Clement Vallandigham accidentally shot himself in 1871 while demonstrating to the jury how a victim in a case may have shot himself instead of being murdered. It convinced the jury that the defendant was innocent.
In 1923, George Herbert accidentally cut off a mosquito bite while shaving. The wound became so infected that he contracted pneumonia and died.
In 1958, actor Gareth Jones was in a TV play, playing a character who dies of a heart attack. Unfortunately, so did he.
A Ford Motor Company factory worker, Robert Williams, became the first human killed by a robot when, in 1979, the arm of a machine struck him in the head.
In 1993, Garry Hoy threw himself from the 24th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Centre while proving how unbreakable the glass was. True to its word, the glass didn't break, but the window popped out of its frame.
Jennifer Strange died of water intoxication in 2007 during a Nintendo promotional contest, "Hold Your Wee For A Wii".
In 2011, Canadian folk singer Taylor Mitchell became the first recorded adult to be killed by coyotes.
In 2012, Edward Archbold died of choking during a cockroach eating contest.