27. Mikey from the Life commercial's stomach exploded
The urban legend is that commercial icon "Mikey," the kid who hated everything except Life cereal, had ingested Coke and Pop Rocks and it made his stomach explode and he died. Sorry, but the actor, John Gilchrist, is still alive and Pop Rocks and Coke won't kill you. But it probably tastes really gross?
26. Mama Cass choked to death on a ham sandwich
While there was a sandwich found on a table nearby the The Mamas & the Papas singer's body, Cass actually died of a heart attack. In an eerie (and factual) turn, The Who drummer Keith Moon died in the same location, Flat 12 at 9 Curzon Pl in London, four years later.
25. Magic Johnson got HIV at an orgy thrown by Eddie Murphy
In 1991, Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced that he had HIV, the result of a number of sexual encounters with women over the course of his basketball career. However, after a 2012 PBS documentary about black Americans affected by AIDS, some posited that Johnson got it from an orgy Eddie Murphy threw that was attended by transgender prostitutes. Further speculation ties Jermaine Stewart, the "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" singer who died of complications from AIDS, to Johnson. Today, Magic sticks to his original answer.