No, this isn’t Geoff posting.
To continue on our slightly macabre thread from yesterday, I’m following up with this story that popped up on Boston.com the other day. I am hoping that this one won’t generate the Google hits that yesterday’s post did. Traffic we like, really disturbing search terms bringing people here, not so much.
Someone actually came here looking for “pseudo cannibalism.” I know that was mentioned in the post from yesterday… but really? People actually LOOK for that? Wow, there are far darker corners of the internet than I ever imagined. And, you know what? I don’t ever need to visit them.
Ok, so, on to the undead.
Egypt funeral turns happy after dead man awakes
May 12, 2012
LUXOR, Egypt—The funeral of a 28 year-old waiter in southern Egypt turned into a celebration when he woke up after being declared dead.
Hospital officials had pronounced dead Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, who came from the village of Naga al-Simman in the southern province of Luxor, after he suffered a heart attack while working.
His family says grieving relatives took him home and, according to Islamic tradition, washed his body and prepared him for burial Friday evening.
A doctor sent to sign the death certificate found it strange that his body was warm. At closer observation she discovered he was still alive.
His mother fainted upon hearing the good news.
With the doctor’s assistance, both al-Nubi and his mother were awakened and soon were celebrating with guests.
I guess the old coroner’s adage that the dead aren’t really dead until they’re warm didn’t apply in this case? Or maybe that’s how much faith one should have in the Egyptian medical system? Or maybe one should always have the body examined at the funeral, just in case?
I’m going to stop before I freak myself out.