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:

peppylady (Dora) said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

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

Christine said...

Interesting!

Jimmy said...

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.

Lois said...

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

JACKIESUE said...

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.

Lowcarb team member said...

Interesting, thanks Adam.

All the best Jan

Huggybear said...

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

Martha said...

HAHA! This is funny :)

stephen Hayes said...

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.

Fundy Blue said...

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