Inventors Killed 

Inventors Killed by Their Own Inventions

by Their Own Inventions

This Silk currently contains pages on 30 illustrious inventors who contributed to humanity with brilliant research, acute creativity and stubborn dedication. And whose inventions backfired against them.  You can search for specific events, or use the Explore mode to combine variables, add filters and choose the type of graph. With Silk, you will be able to query all the data dynamically, to generate custom interactive visualizations like the following.

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We aggregated data from Wikipedia's list of inventors killed by their own inventions.