How many time did you stop doing something just because that might harm you or cause you a serious injury, in the worst scenario it could also take your life?
I am sure there must be a plenty of times, but there are people who are not afraid of doing something new, they kept on doing something that they had thought of, these people are known as inventors.
But there are certain inventions that though become famous and are used today, but their creators had to face the ultimate downfall. They are remembered as the part of history as they continued to contribute to humankind progress till the end.
Here is our curated list of inventions that become famous after their inventors died experimenting them.
1. A car that can Fly by Henry Smolinski
Henry passed away on a test flight of his hybrid car-aircraft, the AVE Mirzar, that he invented with the help of his engineers between 1971 and 1973. He died on September 11, 1973, when the aircraft right wing got detached from the aircraft, and it caught a huge fire.
2. Sabin Arnold von Sochocky
Inventor of Radioactive radium-based paint, Dr. Sochocky, was accused of several deaths of his workers due to radiations. He died due to the exposure of radioactive material in 1928.
3. Aurel Vlaicu
He died while flying his one of the three planes he built. His flight suddenly crashed when he was trying to set the new records for A. Vlaicu Nr. II by flying it across the Carpathian Mountains.
4. Valerian Abakovsky
The inventor of the high-speed rail car, Aerowagon, died when his rail car derailed from the track. The car was set to complete a journey from Moscow to Tula to complete the test run.
5. Max Valier
Valier died due to an explosion in his invented liquid-fuelled rocket engines. He successfully developed a rocket car using a liquid proposition by the name of Valier-Heylandt Rak 7.
6. Marie Curie
A method that helped in the discovery of radioactive elements polonium and radium. Sounds so good and awesome right?
But Marie Curie had to give her life to develop this method. She died due to prolonged exposure to radiation that was emanating from the research materials she collected.
7. Horace Lawson Hunley
He died during the trial vessel of first combat submarine on October 15, 1863, that he invented. His family was honoured with various medals, and his body was buried with full military honours.
8. Karel Soucek
A shock absorbent barrel developer, Karle Soucek died in one his stunt when he locked himself in the barrel and decided to fall from 180 feet from the roof of the Houston Astrodome. The stunt did not go well, and Soucek ended up losing his life while doing a stunt to finance his future projects.
9. Franz Reichelt
“The Flying Taylor”, another name of Franz Reichelt was the pioneer to made parachute. His sole aim was to make something that will help the aviators land safely from planes. He died when he was testing one of his designed costumes as the parachute didn’t deploy
10. Sylvester H. Roper
He died in a crash when he was trying to speed test his invention, eponymous steam-powered bicycle.