TIL of Hannah Beswick; who was so afraid of being buried alive that she paid her physician to be kept above ground and be provisionally checked for signs of life after she died. She was finally buried 110 years after her death, being declared “irrevocably and unmistakably dead”

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  1. The simplest way to solve the problem of burying someone alive is to put a giant stake over the heart on the coffin lid. If they weren’t dead before, they are now.

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