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Death

A Death Foretold

Malkeet Singh predicted that he would die on Sunday, April 8, 1984 at exactly 10am. Then he would be reincarnated as a 1400-year-old faith healer. Dozens of people turned up to witness the event, but nothing happened. So Singh told the crowd to come back after lunch. Still, nothing happened. The next day Singh returned to work at the local Ford factory.

Coventry Evening Telegraph - Apr 9, 1984

Posted By: Alex - Mon Feb 26, 2024 - Comments (1)
Category: Death, Predictions, 1980s

Occupational Hazards of Being a Florist


Posted By: Paul - Sun Feb 25, 2024 - Comments (0)
Category: Death, Jobs and Occupations, Nature, 1960s

Wormy Chestnut

A rare case of something that is damaged being more valuable than the undamaged item.



Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 19, 2024 - Comments (0)
Category: Death, Domestic, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Viruses, Germs and Other Sources of Infection, Natural Resources

Follies of the Madmen #587

We have seen instances of this theme before: a giant nuclear mushroom cloud does not indicate death and destruction, but rather it shows your product is powerful.



Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 07, 2024 - Comments (0)
Category: Death, Music, Advertising, Atomic Power and Other Nuclear Matters, 1960s, Weapons

The Midnight Parasites

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 24, 2024 - Comments (0)
Category: Aliens, Cryptozoology, Death, Surrealism, Cartoons, 1970s

They Needed a Songbird in Heaven, So God Took Caruso Away

Never a good look for God, when He selfishly abducts entertainers for Heaven's Variety Show.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 02, 2024 - Comments (1)
Category: Death, Music, Religion, 1920s

Gorey by Grimes

There are other tracks from this album on YouTube, but this cut should give you the general idea.

Tammy Grimes on Wikipedia.

Edward Gorey on Wikipedia.








Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 03, 2023 - Comments (1)
Category: Death, Literature, Music, Vinyl Albums and Other Media Recordings, Children

A year of chocolate

When he died in 1976, John Bostock left money in his will so that every child under five in the village of Westgate-in-Weardale would be given a bar of chocolate once a week for a year.

The children in Eastgate-in-Weardale must have felt like they drew the short end of the straw.

Burton Daily Mail - Mar 5, 1976

Posted By: Alex - Mon Nov 27, 2023 - Comments (0)
Category: Death, Chocolate, 1970s

She sold her body for gingerbread

Requesting "all the ginger-bread she could eat" in exchange for her body after death initially struck me as a bizarre detail. But the more I think about it, the more reasonable it seems given that condemned prisoners often request cookies, candy, junk food, etc. as their last meal.

Whiting Weekly News - Jan 25, 1890

Posted By: Alex - Sat Nov 18, 2023 - Comments (1)
Category: Death, Food, Prisons, Experiments, Nineteenth Century

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