The Dead Ringer for Throw Back Thursday!
It’s The Dead Ringer for Throw Back Thursday!
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!
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