Poor Archibald Anderson. Not the sort of end you want to have to explain at the Pearly Gates. Shark attack, explosion, poisoning, these all have a certain something, but death caused by false tooth plate? Not cool.
Another uncool death was caused by a florin lying on the ground. Two men dived for it and collided, causing the death of one of them later in the day. In 1911 wages were considerably different to those today so I looked up the value of a florin to see if these guys were scrabbling for something worth the effort.
Back in 1901 one pound (about $2) was the equivalent of about $100 in 2001. In 1901 the average weekly wage for an adult male was over two pounds, about $4.35, which equates to about $217.50 in 2001 The average rent for a three bedroom house in 1901 was less than one pound, $1.30.
Apparently a florin was worth around 24 pence (or two shillings or a tenth of a pound) and you can pick one up on eBay now for $20 to $30. I am sure that if Ryan and Mc Grath had no money it was well worth picking up, but not really worth your life. Poor Ryan, Mc Grath must have had a very hard head indeed.