I’ve heard this story from several people, all of whom assured me it was true, though I find it hard to believe. Anybody else heard it/know anything about it?
It seems that Tycho Brahe was at some social function at which the king was present. Tycho had to go to the bathroom, but it was improper to leave while the king was still there, so he held it. Too long, as fate would have it, and his bladder erupted, killing him. Something to that effect, anyway.
Is it even possible to die this way, period? Seems to me at some point the urine would take the “path of least resistance” and you’d simply wet yourself, instead of destroy a body part. Anybody?