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Man found to not be dead at his Zimbabwe funeral
UPI ^ | May 15, 2013

Posted on 05/15/2013 10:26:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

GWERU, Zimbabwe, May 15 (UPI) -- A man in Zimbabwe said he is feeling "OK now" after mourners at his funeral noticed his legs twitching and had him rushed to a hospital.

Brighton Dama Zanthe, 34, was declared dead at his home after a long illness, but he was rushed to Gweru Provincial Hospital when mourners at his funeral Monday noticed his legs were still moving, The Daily Telegraph, Britain, reported Wednesday.

Zanthe said told Zimbabwean newspaper The Chronicle he does not remember his apparent death or the ensuing funeral. He said the first thing he can remember after being at his home is waking up at the hospital.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl
Spoilsport.
1 posted on 05/15/2013 10:26:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...

"I've seen worse."



2 posted on 05/15/2013 10:27:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Zombies. Always the f ing the zombies...


3 posted on 05/15/2013 10:28:04 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Slings and Arrows

He got better.


4 posted on 05/15/2013 10:28:40 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Slings and Arrows

"...keep tellin people, ya gotta bend your knees"

5 posted on 05/15/2013 10:31:36 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Army Air Corps

“No you’re not, you’ll be stone dead in a moment.”


6 posted on 05/15/2013 10:31:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

A couple of days later, and he would have awakened in a very quiet, dark place.


7 posted on 05/15/2013 10:32:38 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: Army Air Corps; dfwgator

I knew there’d be Monty Python quotes.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 10:32:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Not for long.


9 posted on 05/15/2013 10:33:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’s comforting.

:-)


10 posted on 05/15/2013 10:35:03 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

o/~ Always look on the bright side of life... o/~


11 posted on 05/15/2013 10:37:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I hope this happens to me.


12 posted on 05/15/2013 10:38:12 PM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Blackirish

People say “He’d be late to his own funeral” like it’s a bad thing.


13 posted on 05/15/2013 10:38:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Fortunately, this cannot happen here because undertakers shoot everybody full of formaldehyde.


14 posted on 05/15/2013 10:39:07 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: pax_et_bonum

A thought that horrifies me more than almost anything I can think of.


15 posted on 05/15/2013 10:40:28 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Restless leg syndrome?


16 posted on 05/15/2013 10:40:59 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

o/~ Always look on the bright side of life... o/~
_________________________

Even when the only sound you hear is you scratching on the inside of your coffin lid?

:-)


17 posted on 05/15/2013 10:47:18 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: Arthur McGowan

It’s pretty horrifying, alright.


18 posted on 05/15/2013 10:49:29 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

And restless everything else, too.


19 posted on 05/15/2013 11:06:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

That bad attitude will get you nowhere, young man. ;^)


20 posted on 05/15/2013 11:08:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh my Lord, I think I’d have run for the hills if I saw a “body” twitching in it’s coffin. I’m glad he made it.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 11:11:15 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Slings and Arrows

This is the second mostly dead thread today. Beware the zombies.


22 posted on 05/15/2013 11:13:44 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

When I was a kid i watched an episode of ‘The Alfred Hitchcock Hour’ and the episode called ‘The Final Escape’ took place in a prison where a convict planned an elaborate escape. The prisoner sets up an escape plot with the prison gravedigger, an old alcoholic, planning to hide in the coffin of the next prisoner who died, get carted out to the cemetery, and then the gravedigger would return at night to dig him up. When the death toll is sounded, the escaper climbs into the coffin, is buried, and awaits the gravedigger. Finally, after waiting a very long time in the dark, the escaper lights a match — to see that the “next prisoner who died” was in fact...the gravedigger.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 11:14:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: bgill

Got a chainsaw I can borrow?


24 posted on 05/15/2013 11:16:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That bad attitude will get you nowhere, young man. ;^)
__________________________________

Thank you!

However, I am not especially young and my husband will attest that I am annoyingly female.

Lol!!!


25 posted on 05/16/2013 12:09:59 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: dfwgator

LOL...Monthy Python...first thing I thought of while reading the headline.


26 posted on 05/16/2013 12:16:47 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Ummm...I’ll get back to you.

;^)


27 posted on 05/16/2013 12:24:13 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
With Obamacare in full swing we won't need to travel to Africa to see such things. It's much cheaper to declare a person dead than to inspect him for that condition.

It's probably not a coincidence that private healthcare is interested in saving patients so that they can pay and come for more, but socialized healthcare is interested in killing patients because they cost more money to treat than they contribute. Once the HMO has your money, under the threat of prison time, why should they treat you?

28 posted on 05/16/2013 12:57:46 AM PDT by Greysard
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Bring out your dead!’’.”I’m not dead yet’’.


29 posted on 05/16/2013 1:50:59 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

‘Ee’s pinin’ for the fjords.


30 posted on 05/16/2013 2:36:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He heard the music and his legs started moving!


31 posted on 05/16/2013 2:47:41 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Slings and Arrows

Last thing he remembers was someone saying “Get down!”.


32 posted on 05/16/2013 2:48:40 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Lancey Howard

Thanks for freaking us out!


33 posted on 05/16/2013 2:51:34 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Slings and Arrows

Good News: Mr Zanthe is still alive

Bad News: His funeral expenses are Z$50 trillion


34 posted on 05/16/2013 3:23:53 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeminoleCounty

So, about US $20, then?


35 posted on 05/16/2013 3:33:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Arthur McGowan
Fortunately, this cannot happen here because undertakers shoot everybody full of formaldehyde.

That is true. Somehow it touched off a memory of what was done in the Middle Ages when there was no use of formaldehyde. Then, they put a string next to the body inside the coffin and attached the string to a bell on top of the grave. A person was assigned to stay at the grave site and listen. If the person was not dead he or she would pull on the string and the grave would be immediately excavated.

This practice is associated with an English phrase but I forget it (I forget a lot in my old age). Does anyone remember it?

36 posted on 05/16/2013 5:13:33 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

OP, there are a couple of phrases, but some authorities dispute them:

“saved by the bell”

“dead ringer”

“graveyard shift”


37 posted on 05/16/2013 5:24:50 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He’ll have to cut back on those puffer fish fillets.


38 posted on 05/16/2013 6:22:35 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Slings and Arrows

You stunned him just as he was wakin’ up!


39 posted on 05/16/2013 6:43:54 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: Lancey Howard

They were in the same coffin?


40 posted on 05/16/2013 6:46:28 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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Been there, done that, got the refrigerator magnet.
41 posted on 05/16/2013 6:50:02 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Yes.


42 posted on 05/16/2013 7:25:33 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: exit82

All three of the phrases are very plausible but none strikes a bell (LOL) with me in terms of what I once read.


43 posted on 05/16/2013 9:13:13 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You put your right foot in,
You put your right foot out,
You put your right foot in
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey Pokey
And you turn yourself around,
That’s what it’s all about.


44 posted on 05/18/2013 7:47:35 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Redcitizen

Oh! So THAT’s what that guy was doing! Makes complete sense now.


45 posted on 05/18/2013 7:59:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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