Pope Adrian IV death was one of the most unusual deaths that you could possibly imagine. In a period where practically anything and everything wanted to kill you, his death stands out as one of the most peculiar of all Papal deaths. The reason for Pope Adrian IV odd death was that he died choking on a fly. Seriously, a fly. Everyone has swallowed a fly at some time, and not met their maker.
Alright, when I first came across this fact I instantly thought of the old rhyme about the old lady that swallowed a fly. I’m thinking that it could go something like this:
There was an old Pope that swallowed a fly,
I don’t know why he swallowed a fly.
perhaps he’ll die;