publication date: Monday, April 22, 2013 (part of Spring 2013)

category: Stunts

clue: This Czechoslovakian stuntman invented a way to survive Niagara Falls, but not a way to survive the Houston Astrodome.

explanation: Soucek was killed when a barrel similar to the one he had used at Niagara Falls was released prematurely in a stunt in Houston. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Scott Horowitz

Deadly Development: 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).

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