TIL a man named Thomas Thompson once mistook a dead sailor from the SS James Carruthers as his son, organized a funeral, and then yelled at his son for showing up alive at his own wake.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_James_Carruthers?wprov=sfla1

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  1. Totally something my dad would have done. Instead of being happy that i was alive – he would have been furious that I embarrassed him & he would have just yelled at me and told me that “I’ll make you wish you were dead”.

  2. Instead of immediately wiring his family, young Thompson leisurely took a train to Hamilton to explain what happened in person

    Once in Hamilton, John still inexplicably wandered around town, visiting a friend who advised him to return home at once.

    Based lol

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