This top 7 persons who died to prove a point shows that history is full of great men and women who gave their lives to believe in a cause are in. What the history books that tell you not to, however, the small handful of bull-headed people who have gave their lives for the cause it's really not all the same, but they do.
Here are six people, proved a very important point: It's really easy to die for a little late.
Whether it is both wonderful and an inventor who does not apply to the law of gravity, just for him.
Franz Reichelt, a tailor by trade, inventing a fashion accessory that allows a person to swim safely to the ground after a fall from height (perhaps after jumping from one of these machines for a new type of flight they used would have dreamed of experiments the time).
What really proved:
Newton's law of universal gravitation.
Specifically, he proved that falls from a height due to death, even if you go in the port of these practices, comfortable clothes:
"Parachute coat" Reichelt, pictured above, was the same way according to modern parachute. The ultimate test of his invention was, as in 1912, he jumped at the Eiffel Tower in front of a group of spectators assembled concerned. So you can imagine how it went.
Fortunately for the Internet, but unfortunately for Reichelt, his tragic failure and subsequent collision with France was over, what will become one of the first examples of a viral video captured.
It invincible, at least when the poison was involved.
Mitsugoro Bando VIII was a Japanese kabuki actor, good enough to get the name of a "living national treasure" by the Japanese government, a title in 1975 was particularly poignant because it was not otherwise be experienced.
On 16 January this year, went to a restaurant with friends and ordered Mitsugoro four "fugu livers." These are the best in Western society as a "puffer liver" or "Death Wish" because the fish are so Toxic, you must call the dangerous team every time you wash on the beach.
The intention was Mitsugoro immunity to the poison by ingesting four times the amount that would normally kill a guy to prove.
What really proved:
Why did he believe that he was safe? We do not recommend it, and was just one of those guys who do crap like at parties. Well, we admit it takes balls with a lie that can possibly go kill you. But Mitsugoro run not only with her, he jumped into a sports car and drove over a cliff.
Seven hours after ingestion of four livers Mitsugoro was dead. According to experts at Wikipedia Fugu, victims of the neurotoxin in the livers of fugu "is fully aware in most of the race, but can not speak or move due to paralysis, and soon also can not breathe and then strangled. "
This almost certainly means Mitsugoro appear dead to tell more friends and they knew he was full of shit and should be paid (we are only under the assumption of a bet that somewhere along the line).
The high-rise glass is unbreakable, and that the universe has no sense of irony.
Garry Hoy was a lawyer from Toronto, Canada, whose claim to fame is the punch line for each of the "Famous Last Words" joke of all time. The last words related to how the window of his 24th office one story in the Toronto-Dominion Centre was "unbreakable."
You can see where it goes.
What really proved:
As you guessed (you veritable Sherlock Holmes, you!), Garry tested his theory in his little body slamming against the glass. He broke the window and fell to his death, when a group of students nervous or panic hell, or fervently writing a "Famous Last Words" joke, depending on how much of an ass were numb.
What is shocking about this story is that the window gave way on his second attempt. Apparently Garry was unable to rest after having risked his life just one time. We can imagine how the scene went down:
Garry: "These windows are unbreakable, kids!"
Garry: "No really, check this out. Don't try this at home, kids."
[Garry hurls himself at the glass to shocked cries. The glass holds, and raucous applause erupts from the interns.]
Garry: "Hold your applause. I'm not satisfied with having proved the strength of this glass just once."
[Garry's face turns dark.]
Garry: "Let's see what you're really made of, glass."
[Garry gets a 30 foot running start and launches himself, Superman style, through the glass. This time, the window gives way and sends him plunging to his death.]
Perhaps the best (or worst, if you value human life) part about this story is that it wasn't actually the glass that broke - the window pane popped out, and is the reason he fell to his death.
So, in a way, Garry actually did prove his point, though we figure it won't be much consolation to his family.
What are they trying to prove:
It is they, the Ironmen from the scene of the video game of the 80s.
Jeff Dailey and Peter Burkowski were young and avid video game players, aged between 19 and 18 Their game of choice was the popular arcade hit "Berzerk," in which players stick-figure character who populated into a dangerous maze ambiguous form of robot is captured enemies to control.
Jeff and Peter both had a passion for the game that bordered on dangerous obsession. Obsession fatal, you say. Fatal Attraction, you would not say, because it would not make sense in this context.
Anyway, she pushed to their limits every day, determined once and for all they were the undisputed masters of the universe and everything in them is to prove. And they were good games. Most video games are something that really.
What they proved:
If you are in a quite poor, but also video games as an extreme sport.
Well, we're not saying the game is bad, but we question the wisdom of playing on the point of neglecting other important areas of your life, such as social interaction, physical health, or not be dead.
Some say that Jeff and Peter must have had some type of underlying heart disease, but this is only speculation. What is apparent is really addicted to video games, a disease of the mind that also killed 28-year South Korean Lee Seung Seop husband in 2005, after a session of 50 hours of Starcraft. All we can say is we hope he wins.
As late as a radio competition, they could never be delayed enough to actually kill.
Jennifer Strange was a woman of 28 years and mother of three from California. As far as we know, she lived a normal life, until they have a chance to get the hot toy of the year to see a Nintendo Wii. Parents lined up in the middle of the night to get things done.
In 2007, the radio station KDND 107.9 "The End" has sent a contest called "Hold Your Wee for a Wii", which had used the abundance of the participants of the water without using the toilet. The price, as you guessed, is a Nintendo Wii and Jennifer Strange felt she needed one of these so bad that they go against thousands of years of biological imperative and prove that they do not need to urinate.
What really proved:
Jennifer died of a condition, such as "water intoxication" that arise when large amounts of liquids are absorbed into the body and cause fatal electrolyte imbalance in the brain, is known.
On the one hand, you can try this with words to dress it just really looked after their children. But then you remember that they do not put their bodies through pain and constraints against nature to gain a few life-saving medicines for her child. It was a fucking Wii. And it was not a chance of a lifetime, whether, if they waited a few months, they could have just bought one off the shelf pinball Wal-Mart.
Everyone was involved in the radio station fired. And to add insult to death, Jennifer was not even win the competition. We hope the winners enjoy their game console.
What he did not need the shallow comforts of modern life, damn.
Everyone, at some point in their lives, had the desire to simply leave everything behind. For some, this means again in another country, for others it is to lift their World of Warcraft subscription. Christopher McCandless decided, fuck it, he had just left his family and all of civilization behind.
McCandless had cut a strong contempt for the "empty materialism of American society," and easy to live in the wilds of Alaska, with little food or no equipment. Just as nature intended!
What really proved:
As corrupt, capitalist society, which he was so disliked about the only thing that kept him alive. Although the book of life McCandless and the movie that has generated sympathy with the whole situation, many believe, Alaska, was that it was stupid of such a lifestyle without the appropriate skills or equipment such as, for example, launch a map or a compass. Or common sense.
Alaskan Park Ranger Peter Christian said,
"If you were to consider McCandless my perspective, you'll quickly see that what he did was not even particularly daring, just stupid, tragic and inconsiderate. First, there was very little time to learn were actually living in the wild. He arrived at the track Stampede, without even a map of the area. If he [had] had a good map, he could make his situation [...] Essentially, Chris McCandless has committed suicide. "
Ouch. The man who sought to prove that we do not need frivolities like houses and wounds of electricity is the flagship of the outdoor life. Good job, Chris.