Sunday, October 22, 2017

Fact of the Day: Saved by the Bell

The phrase saved by the bell is believed to have originated during a paranoia that a person may be buried alive. Coffins were created where they would be attached to a bell in case a person found themselves to buried alive. These coffin devices weren't very practical as its difficult to say if they actually saved one life at all. 

11 comments:

  1. I wonder when the wind blew and bell rang they actual every dug any one up.
    Found your blog though Jimmy and if you fine the time stop in for a cup of coffee

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  2. Yeah, seems a bit useless in the end. But I guess it was the thought.

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  3. I had actually read this a few years back, I imagine that if a bell ever rang would have most likely scared the person to death that heard it.

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  4. I had heard about this before. I guess they wanted to be sure.

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  5. I am always amazed at the amount of useless information I have..this one being one of them..ha..seems you and I went to the same school of wonder where this came from.

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  6. Interesting, thanks Adam.

    All the best Jan

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  7. I wonder if when a small tremor happened in a cemetery - would we have a bell ringing episode. Scary - ha ha!
    Colin

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  8. I have heard of coffins dug up with scratches on the inside of the lid from people accidentally being buried alive. Perhaps this is just an urban legend.

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  9. Just the thought of being buried and waking up alive is terrifying!

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