Brilliant inventors who were killed by their own creations

Moonshots, missteps, and deadly consequences

Stars Insider

13/01/24 | StarsInsider


In recent centuries, humanity has seen remarkable progress in the realm of innovation. We've achieved feats like reaching the moon, finding cures for certain types of cancer, and even reimagining the wheel a few times over. Innovators play a crucial role in propelling society forward, yet at times, their creations can take a tragic turn. Consider the case of Franz Reichelt, who tragically lost his life attempting to leap from the Eiffel Tower wearing the parachute suit he designed. This serves as a valuable lesson for aspiring young inventors: perform thorough testing of your ideas; otherwise, you too could fall from a great height...

Continue reading to discover other brilliant inventors who met their demise due to the very creations they pioneered.

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