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1. In 206 BC, the Greek philosopher Chrysippus was having a feast of wine and figs when, becoming very full and intoxicated, he decided to give his donkey a treat of the two products as well. This brought about the early death of Chrysippus. How?
2. The death was recorded in 270 BC of one Philitas of Cos, who was reported to have died in which scholarly manner?
3. Roman senator Lucius Fabius Cilo was excessively fond of milk, but this fondness was the cause of his death in the year 212. How?
4. One Gyorgy Dozsa of Hungary was executed in 1514 in which singularly cruel way?
5. In 1601, the Danish astronomer, Tycho Brahe died from a food-related cause whilst at a banquet, when he refused to leave the table. What happened?
6. Now here's an interesting death related to over consumption of a product: British lighthouse keeper, Henry Hall, died in 1755 while trying to put out a fire in his lighthouse. How did this death happen?
7. The American industrialist Eben Byers died in 1932 after drinking huge amounts of which supposedly curative product?
8. The writer, Sherwood Anderson, died in 1941 when he swallowed something unusual. What was it?
9. Basil Brown was a 48 year old health food guru. He died in 1974 when he drank himself to death with which product?
10. Last but not least, in 1987 a prisoner in Toronto, Canada, died after attempting to consume what?
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