The Grim Reaper likes to be creative from time to time. Death comes for us all, of course, but for the people comprising this list, it came a little sooner than expected. After reading through these stories, all we can say is that Death sometimes has a cruel, ironic, and bitter sense of humor, and that It likes to come at us from all sorts of different angles. Just when a person is humming along, whistling a tune on a sunny day, Death likes to stick its head out and yell “Boo!”, and unfortunately there’s not much we can do about it. Life is random, and so too is Death.

Boiling Hot Chocolate Death

Vincent Smith II was a 29-year-old factory worker at Cocoa Services in Camden, New Jersey. In 2009 he was pouring cocoa into a giant vat of boiling chocolate when his head was struck by a mixing blade. The blow knocked him unconscious, and he fell forward into the vat of of chocolate, where he cooked for nearly ten minutes and suffocated. Somewhere, Willy Wonka is deeply saddened.

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