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I WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT THE GREATEST WIKIPEDIA PAGE OF ALL TIME: LIST OF INVENTORS KILLED BY THEIR OWN INVENTIONS

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_

i can't get over this fucking picture. the coat parachute is the epitome of fashion. the fact that it doesn't function as a parachute is secondary

@HTHR Would you expect less from someone rocking a mustache like that?

@HTHR "..which failed to operate as expected." is right up there with "unintended lithobreaking maneuver"

@HTHR pictured: Wilhelm Rantholpe-Youngquist, great-uncle of Bryce

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Franz Reichelt (1879–1912), a tailor, fell to his death off the first deck of the Eiffel Tower while testing his invention, the coat parachute. It was his first attempt with the parachute, and he had told the authorities he would first test it with a dummy***

***It seems he did test it with a dummy, just the wrong one.

@HTHR they need more awesome pictures in this article.

@tootbrute @HTHR Yeah, I was surprised by how many of these made me say, "Well, you kinda deserved that."

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I should probably stop building that Tentacle FuckBot then...

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