Curious And Unusual Deaths

There are more ways to die than the human mind can imagine. Some are sudden and shocking, others are slow and methodical. But every death, no matter how strange, can be explained – even the most curious and unusual. Premiering exclusively on Discovery HD with four back-to-back episodes on Saturday, October 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (then returning to its new time slot beginning Friday, November 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT), CURIOUS AND UNUSUAL DEATHS explains the science behind the fatal results of a water-drinking competition, an uninterrupted 50-hour online video game and the loss of a toe.

From the bible salesman who is struck by lightning under a cloudless sky, and the pet-lover who falls into a cat dish filled with less than seven centimeters of water, to the bricklayer who is provoked to laugh for 25 minutes straight, CURIOUS AND UNUSUAL DEATHS breaks down these and other seemingly everyday events – all with fatal results.

Whether at home, or on the job, freak accidents can strike at any time. And while death is often unexpected, it’s never unexplainable. From the strange and peculiar to the tragic and grizzly, CURIOUS AND UNUSUAL DEATHS uses scientific theory to explain the most tragic and unlikely outcomes of some of the most common, everyday occurrences.