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Zombie Attack at Hierakonpolis

 
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Zombie Attack at Hierakonpolis
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Hierakonpolis is a site famous for its many "firsts," so many, in fact, it is not easy to keep track of them all. So we are grateful(?) to Max Brooks for bringing to our attention that the site can also claim the title to the earliest recorded zombie attack in history. In his magisterial tome, The Zombie Survival Guide (2003), he informs us that in 1892, a British dig at Hierakonpolis unearthed a nondescript tomb containing a partially decomposed body, whose brain had been infected with the virus (Solanum) that turns people into zombies. In addition, thousands of scratch marks adorned every surface of the tomb, as if the corpse had tried to claw its way out!
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In olden times.... many people were buried alive. It was because they were thought to be dead, when in fact they may have been in a coma. NOt having the facilities we have today to see if someone has brain function, unfortunates awoke in caskets 6 feet under.

Upon observing that people had tried to claw their way out of the caskets ( digs or grave robbers, etc), the establishment started embalming. Thus if the person were not dead... he would be after being embalmed. This was the actual reason for embalming. To prevent living persons being buried alive.

Today.. emabalming is optional, since it can pretty much be determined if someone is dead. However embalming may help for a long wake.

But you know.. the cure for a real Zombie is to put salt in its mouth and sew it shut. :)
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In olden times.... many people were buried alive. It was because they were thought to be dead, when in fact they may have been in a coma. NOt having the facilities we have today to see if someone has brain function, unfortunates awoke in caskets 6 feet under.

Upon observing that people had tried to claw their way out of the caskets ( digs or grave robbers, etc), the establishment started embalming. Thus if the person were not dead... he would be after being embalmed. This was the actual reason for embalming. To prevent living persons being buried alive.

Today.. emabalming is optional, since it can pretty much be determined if someone is dead. However embalming may help for a long wake.

But you know.. the cure for a real Zombie is to put salt in its mouth and sew it shut. :)
 Quoting: NightWisp

aim for the head. Its the only cure.
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In olden times.... many people were buried alive. It was because they were thought to be dead, when in fact they may have been in a coma. NOt having the facilities we have today to see if someone has brain function, unfortunates awoke in caskets 6 feet under.

Upon observing that people had tried to claw their way out of the caskets ( digs or grave robbers, etc), the establishment started embalming. Thus if the person were not dead... he would be after being embalmed. This was the actual reason for embalming. To prevent living persons being buried alive.

 Quoting: NightWisp



In olden times...in England, a bell was sometimes placed above the grave with a string attached that led down into the newly buried coffin. If the 'deceased' woke-up, he/she could pull the string to alert anyone nearby - hence the phrase 'Saved by the bell'. (It has nothing to do with boxing, as I had once thought.)

There you go - a bit of trivia!!



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11/20/2007 03:17 AM
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 Quoting: don't taze me bro 298013


298013 is The Alien, bumping up his old threads.

He did it on the Route 66 thread at 3:19 AM.

There is a reason you got booted.
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298013 is The Alien, bumping up his old threads.

He did it on the Route 66 thread at 3:19 AM.

There is a reason you got booted.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 328423

and you bumped it back by ratting tomato





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