I WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT THE GREATEST WIKIPEDIA PAGE OF ALL TIME: LIST OF INVENTORS KILLED BY THEIR OWN INVENTIONS
@HTHR "..which failed to operate as expected." is right up there with "unintended lithobreaking maneuver"
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 this one is called the velocipede I want to call bicycles that from now on.
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