Results for - Inventors who were killed by their own inventions

1,845 voters participated in this survey
Have you invented anything?

1. Have you invented anything?

Yes
7%
130 votes
No
83%
1,536 votes
Undecided
3%
58 votes
Not Applicable
7%
121 votes

2. If applicable, did your invention or product make it to store shelves?

Yes
3%
49 votes
No
14%
259 votes
Undecided
3%
56 votes
Not Applicable
80%
1,481 votes
Inventions push mankind forward scientifically and economically. Unsurprisingly, it is the inventor who is often the early tester of those inventions and some of those inventions pose deadly risks. With the help of Wikipedia, here is a compiled short list of brilliant engineers, scientists and old-fashioned daredevils who fell victim to their own ideas. Please select which ones you are familiar with:

3. Inventions push mankind forward scientifically and economically. Unsurprisingly, it is the inventor who is often the early tester of those inventions and some of those inventions pose deadly risks. With the help of Wikipedia, here is a compiled short list of brilliant engineers, scientists and old-fashioned daredevils who fell victim to their own ideas. Please select which ones you are familiar with:

The co-founder of the Stanley Motor Carriage Company crashed his automobile into a woodpile.
5%
97 votes
The first hot air balloonist died while crossing the English Channel.
9%
170 votes
Scientists working in a secret New Mexico laboratory called "Omega Site" received lethal doses of radiation from the core of a plutonium bomb.
8%
139 votes
Bullock's printing press crushed his foot. He then developed gangrene and died during his amputation surgery.
4%
68 votes
The man credited with popularizing jogging died while on a morning jog.
8%
153 votes
A Bolshevik co-founder hoped to achieve eternal youth via blood transfusions but ended up dying from one.
2%
45 votes
Titanic's chief naval architect was aboard the ship for its maiden voyage — he was heralded as a hero.
16%
292 votes
The inventors of the flying Ford Pinto died when the car's detachable wings detached mid-flight.
2%
46 votes
The "Glider King" lost control of his hang glider and fractured his spine after a 50-foot nosedive.
2%
41 votes
An Austrian inventor was testing a rocket when it accidentally exploded and killed him.
2%
35 votes
Not Applicable
67%
1,239 votes
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