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7 of the Most Bizarre Deaths in History

While deaths that occurred centuries ago are often subject to speculation, especially those of famous people and royalty, there is usually a good reason for it! Some of the most unusual deaths throughout history are much stranger than you would have ever imagined.

Overeating

Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, is believed to have died from overeating in 1771. The notoriously ineffective ruler was said to have consumed a rich meal of caviar, lobster, and champagne, followed by 14 servings of his favorite almond-filled dessert pastry, semla.

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While you’d think that someone who overate might just simply vomit, there are rare instances when a previous ulcer can lead to a rupture of the stomach in cases of severe overconsumption. However, there are also theories that the king may have been poisoned. Whether he was poisoned or not, 14 servings of anything seems like a very bad idea.

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