Roman Emperor Claudius I is believed to have been killed by his wife, Agrippina, with a lethal dose of mushrooms. According to legend, while Claudius was dying, his physician attempt to aide him, but in fact made things a lot worse. How was this?

Answer: The physician felt that if he could make Claudius throw up the mushrooms, his life could be saved. To achieve this he started tickling the Claudius’ neck to stimulate the gag reflex. The physician, however, lost grip of the feather, and Claudius inhaled into his throat and choked to death on it.

Source: Stupid History by Leland Gregory

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