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Franz Reichelt invented the parachute suit, and died when he jumped from the Eiffel Tower wearing it. 00:39
Thomas Andrews, Jr. oversaw the creation of the Titanic, which eventually led to his demise when it sank. 01:35
Wan Hu invented the rocket-powered chair, and died when the rockets exploded. 03:46