Inventions that killed their creators

In early 2010, the British entrepreneur Jimi Hemelden bought a Segway company, manufacturer of scooters on gyroscopes. In a couple of months, he decided to ride near the house in the province of West Yorkshire, broke down from the rock and crashed to death. The Internet on this occasion is rapidly incompass, began to fill with rumors and, turning into a spoiled phone, announced that the inventor segment itself was killed – Dean Keimen. It was quite easy to believe in this news, because the story knows dozens of examples of scientists, inventors and researchers who have destroyed their own inventions or hard work on them.

Russian roads as a barrier

The invention Valerian Abakovsky, as well as the legendary "Titanic", met in his way an unexpected obstacle, but in the form of not iceberg, but Russian railways. ABAKAKOVSKOVSKOGA, who could accelerate to record at least 140 km / h, became a victim of uneven rails and at high speeds came off the way.

Valerian Abakovsky served as a chauffeur in the Tambov branch of the CC, and in his free time it worked on the drawings of aerial. As a result, he presented his project of motor drone with an aviation propeller and received money for its construction. After several tests, Aerovagon was put into operation and the first official trip was the route Moscow – Tula in the summer of 1921, where he had to deliver representatives of the Communist Parties from different countries. Aerivalgon successfully brought delegates to Tula, but not back to Moscow. As a result of the incident, seven people died, including the inventor.

"Victims must be brought"

This phrase Otto Liliental said before his death. Engineer, who made everyone believe that a person can fly like a bird, died after the unsuccessful test of the next device. Otto Liliental is known for the fact that the first began to develop aircraft, spending thousands of flights on different structures – from monoplas to ornithopters resembling mechanical dinosaurs. Liliental conducted test flights from different hills, and in 1893 he even built one artificial one under Berlin and called him Fliegeberg (it. – "Mountain for flights").

In the fatal day, on August 9, 1896, Otto flew from the hills of the city of Rinov in the north of Germany. When the engine of his glader stood in the air, the Liliental fell from a height of 15 m and broke the neck. He was urgently delivered to Berlin for the better in those days a surgeon, but unfortunately, they did not have time to save. 40 years after the death of Liliental, the artificial hill that he built for experimental flights was converted to a memorial memorial.

Inventions that killed their creators

Robbing devotion to science

Maria and Pierre Curi not only began a new milestone in the history of physics and chemistry, but in the literal sense gave their health for the benefit of the development of science and medicine. This married couple is known for amazing devotion to his vocation: they opened Polonius and Radii, working in a dilapidated barn, forced samples, and manicly studied the properties of these new elements all their free time.

Curie’s wife, especially without thinking, wore test tubes with these substances in his pockets, and Maria, according to her diaries, generally loved to leave a test tube with a radium on a bedside table and watch, like that flickering in the night

At the beginning of the 20th century, it was not yet known how the pollocks and radiums are delicately affected on health. Therefore, Curie’s spouses, especially without thinking, wore tubes with these substances in his pockets, and Maria, according to her diaries, generally loved to leave a test tube with a radium on a bedside table and observe how that flickers in the night. The death of Pierre Curie is in no way connected with his work: he died quite ridiculous, hitting the wheels of the horse wagon just three years after receiving the Nobel Prize. Maria Curie continued his work on studying Polonia and Radium, became the winner of the second Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry, and eventually died of leukemia aged 66. Notebooks in which Curie led detailed descriptions of their experiments is stored in the National Library of France in Paris. However, so far they can be taken exclusively under the painting, confirming their understanding of the risk to health, which carry these pages impregnated with the residues of radioactive substances.

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