In Russia, the poison doesn’t kill you (neither does drowning or stabbing)
Who all knows the story of Rasputin? This is the strangest death of them all, and somehow, no one’s entirely sure he’s really dead (he probably is, we’re just being dramatic).
After members of the royal entourage decided to get rid of him, they invited the Russian mystic to dinner, where they fed him poisoned wine and pastries. When he didn’t show signs of dying, they distracted him and shot him in the back. He fell to the floor, then promptly tried to get up again, fought with the men and tried to escape. He was then shot in the back again, and in the head. When he fell to the ground, they started beating him severely. Still, he didn’t die. So they wrapped him up in a cloth, and dropped him in the freezing Niva river. When the body was retrieved two days later, his nails were broken as if he had tried to claw his way out from under the ice.
Death’s a tough SOB.