Gone Too Soon: The Short Life Of The Inventor Of Russian Roulette

Sergei Kozlov invented Russian roulette in 18th century Tsarist Russia, but his fame from the invention only lasted a mere 2 days. Some historians claim the late inventor died from an allergic reaction caused by a bullet lodged in his brain, but most chalk it up to just a plain old bullet to the brain- due to an unfortunate mishap which occurred while aiming a gun at himself and pulling the trigger.

Sergei certainly isn’t the only person to have died from his own invention. In the late 17th century, Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin died in an unfortunate guillotine accident and in 1910, Thomas Crapper, inventor of the modern toilet, died while drowning in his own creation.

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