The BBC provides some interesting tales from computer recovery firms:
One user put his hard drive in a freezer, after reading on the internet that this can fix malfunctioning hardware
When tidying up his computer folders, one user inadvertently deleted the ones he meant to keep. He only realised he’d made the mistake after emptying the recycle bin and defragging the hard drive
While a large office was being constructed, a steel beam fell on a laptop that contained the plans for the building.
A female user placed her laptop on top of her car while getting in. Forgetting about the laptop, it slid off the roof and she then reversed straight over it as she set off