Freak accidents occur all the time. Most times, people manage to make it out alive, albeit with a few weird scars and an even weirder story. Sometimes, though, folks aren’t so lucky. And this was a year full of weirdness. So this list of the most bizarre deaths of 2018 will definitely leave you feeling better off (and a little more cautious of garden snails).
Sam Ballard was a 29-year-old rugby player in Sydney who had swallowed a slug on a dare eight years earlier. By the time he was 28, he had been in a coma and was paralyzed. He died in October of Angiostrongyliasis (rat lungworm).