Curious and Unusual Deaths

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  • 2009
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.6  (209)

Discovery channel aired Curious and Unusual Deaths not long ago and it was a highly interesting series on strange deaths. It was a six episode series that explored some of the oddest and sometimes, grizzly deaths that have ever happened to a human being. Some of the deaths could have been avoided but they were and are curious and unusual deaths. For instance, there was a salesman who sold Bibles who was struck by lightning but it happened under a cloudless sky. It shouldn't have happened, but it did. Then another strange death occurred when a woman drowns in her cat dish but with only three inches of water in it! Still another strange death occurred in Manhattan in 1945 when a scientist by the name of Harry K. Daghlain was working on the Manhattan Project and somehow accidentally put two deadly materials together. Once the materials hit each other, there was a nuclear reaction which killed the scientist. Another odd death occurred in Canada when a lawyer by the name of Garry Hoy ran into a very thick glass window on the 24th floor of the Toronto Dominion Tower. The odd thing about this was that he ran into the window to prove that the window would not break; and that he would be alright. Shockingly, the window did break and he fell to his death, into a room of interns. This series was strange to watch but highly interesting and also showed what can happen if we're not careful or aware of our surroundings. This series also showed what can happen to anyone at anytime and it may not be the fault of anyone but only a mixture of time, chance and circumstance. Some episodes were very interesting but at the same time, shocking and hard to believe.

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Under Pressure
13. Under Pressure
April 28, 2012
Suction in a hot tub traps someone, a diving bell decompresses and a senior citizen's violent sneeze.
By Hardware
12. By Hardware
April 21, 2012
Death by answering the phone, a deadly canister and a laptop catching fire.
Trapped in Death
11. Trapped in Death
April 21, 2012
A football player dies in a sand hole on the beach, a caver gets stuck and a cosmonaut causes a fire.
Mechanical Breakdown
10. Mechanical Breakdown
April 14, 2012
A pressure cooker explodes, a couple is killed in a restaurant, and a wrestler is killed of dehydration.
Routine Maintanance
9. Routine Maintanance
April 14, 2012
An employee killed power washing, fumes from a carpet kills a woman, and honeymooners are killed by poison gas.
By Innocent Pasttimes
8. By Innocent Pasttimes
April 7, 2012
Gum and potassium chlorate, and smallpox from taking photography.
By The Great Outdoors
7. By The Great Outdoors
April 7, 2012
A kite, a snake and a golf club are all causes of death in this episode.
By a Remedy
6. By a Remedy
March 31, 2012
A tanning booth death, death by bronchial infection and a fatal vitamin overdose.
Rich and Famous
5. Rich and Famous
March 31, 2012
The curious deaths of Brandon Lee, Rasputin and Isadora Duncan.
In New York
4. In New York
March 17, 2012
A worker dies in 3 feet of water, a woman dies after taking a nap and another dies walking her dogs.
By Handiwork
3. By Handiwork
March 24, 2012
A homemade sauna, an electric chair kill 2 men and an amateur repairman is electrocuted.
By Security
2. By Security
March 17, 2012
A booby trap claims the life of a gardener, a saleswomen, and a retired engineer.
By Sport
1. By Sport
March 17, 2012
Ray Chapman, a shortstop, dies on the field in the 1920's when a pitch hits him in the head and other sports deaths.
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Discovery channel aired Curious and Unusual Deaths not long ago and it was a highly interesting series on strange deaths. It was a six episode series that explored some of the oddest and sometimes, grizzly deaths that have ever happened to a human being. Some of the deaths could have been avoided but they were and are curious and unusual deaths.

For instance, there was a salesman who sold Bibles who was struck by lightning but it happened under a cloudless sky. It shouldn't have happened, but it did. Then another strange death occurred when a woman drowns in her cat dish but with only three inches of water in it!

Still another strange death occurred in Manhattan in 1945 when a scientist by the name of Harry K. Daghlain was working on the Manhattan Project and somehow accidentally put two deadly materials together. Once the materials hit each other, there was a nuclear reaction which killed the scientist.

Another odd death occurred in Canada when a lawyer by the name of Garry Hoy ran into a very thick glass window on the 24th floor of the Toronto Dominion Tower. The odd thing about this was that he ran into the window to prove that the window would not break; and that he would be alright. Shockingly, the window did break and he fell to his death, into a room of interns.

This series was strange to watch but highly interesting and also showed what can happen if we're not careful or aware of our surroundings. This series also showed what can happen to anyone at anytime and it may not be the fault of anyone but only a mixture of time, chance and circumstance. Some episodes were very interesting but at the same time, shocking and hard to believe.

  • Premiere Date
    October 31, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (209)