Anders Breivik, a Norweigan man convicted of killing 69 children, threatened to go on a hunger strike if his prison cell’s PlayStation 2 wasn’t upgraded to PS3.

RadiThor, an energy drink sold in the 1920s, claimed it provided energy and cured a host of ailments, including impotence. It was simply radium dissolved in water, slowly killing its customers.

Years after the death of 15-year-old Nicole van den Hurk in Eindhoven, her stepbrother falsely confessed to killing her to get her body exhumed for DNA testing, thus leading to the arrest and prosecution of her attacker.

In 1986, a Soviet pilot made a bet with his co-pilot that he could land the aeroplane with an instrument-only approach, with no visual contact with the ground. He crashed the plane, killing 70 of the 94 passengers and crew on board.