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There's just no pleasin' some women at all. Just the other day I was
trying to read the paper and naturally, my wife picked that moment to
begin a discussion. I heard her say "...and then I went to see Dr.
Gibbons." I grunted a reply, and she raised her voice saying, "Are you
listening to me?"
I put the paper down and said, "Yes sweetheart, I heard every word.
You said you went to see Dr. Gibbons. So... how is he ???"
Would y'all believe she didn't talk to me the rest of the evening ?
Pioneered the use of anesthesia in the 1840s
How he died: Used anesthetics to commit suicide
While experimenting with various gases during his anesthesia research,
Wells became addicted to chloroform. In 1848 he was arrested for spraying
two women with sulfuric acid. In a letter he wrote from jail, he blamed
chloroform for his problems, claiming that he'd gotten high before the
attack. Four days later he was found dead in his cell. He'd anaesthetized
himself with chloroform and slashed open his thigh with a razor.
A Greek playwright back in 500 BC. Many historians consider him the father
of Greek tragedies.
How he died: An eagle dropped a tortoise on his head
According to legend, eagles picked up tortoises and attempt to crack them
open by dropping them on rocks. An eagle mistook Aeschylus' head for a
rock (he was bald) and dropped it on him instead.
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