publication date: Thursday, April 25, 2013 (part of Spring 2013)
clue: He was so impressed by the Segway that he decided to take the plunge and buy the company.
explanation: Heselden bought the company that developed the Segway but died when he accidentally rolled off of a cliff on one. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Steve Dunn
Science can be hazardous to your health! These five pioneers of technology and new ways of living were too clever by half, killed by the very inventions that they hoped would better the human race (or at least further their careers).