William Bullock was a 19th century American engineer, whose invention of the rotary printing press helped to revolutionise the printing industry. How did his own invention eventually lead to his demise however?

Answer: One day in April 1867, Bullock kicked one of his machines in frustration and his foot became caught in the machinery. The wound later developed gangrene and he died during an operation to amputate his leg.

Source: Epic Fail by Mark Leigh

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