The Dead Ringer

The Dead Ringer 

In 15th century England up to 4% of those believed dead and subsequently buried were actually still alive! 

To remedy this unfortunate occurrence the dearly departed were buried with a string leading to an above ground bell. 

If the interred turned out to still be alive, they could simply pull the string to signal for help…making them a Dead Ringer! 

This oddity brought to you by Almost Normal Comics!

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