People can find something funny even in the saddest events such as death. Humor helps us to survive even the most difficult situations, that’s why we use all possible means to illuminate the darkest sides of life. The winners of Darwin Award, for instance, are people who have died in a most ridiculous way. Darwin Award was established only a couple decades ago, so lots of people who really deserve to be included in the list of candidates did not suit the time borders.
For example, the astronomer of the sixteenth century Tycho Brahe whose research helped Isaac Newton to create his theory of the universal gravitation has died due to the fact that he did not visit a toilet in time. According to the etiquette of that period it was impolite to rise from the table before the fest was finished, so Brahe did not dare to violate this rule. His bladder burst and he died in pain eleven days afterwards.