10 Guys Who Died Doing What They Loved [Continued]
This is part two of 10 Guys Who Died Doing What They Loved. Click here to read part one.
Goofing Around With Animals
Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin got famous for basically throwing caution to the wind and snuggling up to all kinds of dangerous animals. Even though he was bitten by snakes more times than we’ve had hot meals, he managed to stay alive for 44 years. Unfortunately, his luck finally turned bad while snorkeling off the Great Barrier Reef. A stray stingray, who Irwin was trying to film, wheeled around and drove its cartilaginous spine right into his heart, killing him almost instantly.
Playing Video Games
Korean people love StarCraft. We dunno what it is about Blizzard’s real-time strategy game that seizes their souls, but it’s a demonstrated fact. So when 28 year old Lee Seung Seop, a boiler repairman from Tegu, dropped into an Internet café and started playing, nobody thought it was a big deal. Until, 50 hours later, he dropped dead of heart failure brought on by exhaustion and dehydration.
Laughing At A Donkey
The Greek stoic philosopher Chrysippus was one of the foremost logical thinkers of his era, creating a unique system of propositional logic and composing more than 705 works of philosophy. He also really liked watching donkeys try to eat figs. At the age of 73, chronicles tell that he was seized with laughter watching the poor dumb animal try to choke down a piece of fruit and actually died from a laughing fit.
We have to close this article with the case of young Russian dude Sergey Tuganov. When two of his foxy ladyfriends bet him $6,000 that he couldn’t keep it up non-stop in bed with them for twelve straight hours, Sergey turned to science, popping an entire bottle of Viagra to get his little soldier at attention. Dude pulled it off, but right after his half-day sex session dropped dead of a heart attack. But what a way to go!