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Most amusing.....Cause of death

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Unknown

Unknown Report 23 Feb 2005 13:42

Pat Type in 'most amusing' in the search bar. It was the one with 2 replies (one of which was mine). That's when I decided it was someone else's turn. Lyla

Kim

Kim Report 12 Apr 2005 22:30

Bumping this cause it makes us laff! Kim

Linda

Linda Report 12 Apr 2005 22:42

One of my rellies died aged 93.Cause of death decay of nature.Wonder what she looked like before she breathed her last!Lindy

Always

Always Report 13 Apr 2005 01:46

Thiis has to be the best 'Ever' that I have read on any of these boards, I have 'the Grippes' from laughing so much, thank you all who posted replies. It has made a dull night at work really funny. EL

Unknown

Unknown Report 13 Apr 2005 11:41

My mum’s friend has a death cert that says “eaten by a tiger”. Apparently he was part of a circus. LOL -I just read through this thread again and some people have deleted their contributions so now it appears as if a few of us were talking to ourselves.

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 28 Oct 2005 20:19

Is this what everyone's looking for??!! Merry

Fiona

Fiona Report 28 Oct 2005 21:02

Just adding my name as I don't want to loose it before I've finished it all.

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 28 Oct 2005 21:24

I've just read the whole thing and hubby thinks I've gone crazy, sitting here larffing to myself!! My best one - A friend's ancestor died from being decapitated by a train after following the track home from the pub...... I told my father-in-law about it and he said,........''Oh, that's terrible. Did he die??'' LOL Merry

Websterbfc

Websterbfc Report 28 Oct 2005 22:03

what a fantastic read, really cheered me up (does that make me rather odd)

Heather

Heather Report 28 Oct 2005 22:06

I reckon that we could edit this thread, the rude names found on ancestry thread and the 13 Commandments thread and make it into a little book for sale on here. lol merry!

Karen

Karen Report 28 Oct 2005 22:38

Not a cause of death, but an amusing one from the Darwin Awards Honorable mention: (1 January 2004, Singapore) If you ever find yourself with a leaking fuel tank on your motorbike, be sure to take heed of this lesson from a 39-year-old man from the Bukit Panjang neighborhood in Singapore. He removed the leaky tank from the bike and carried it to his sixth-floor flat, where he drained the gasoline into a pail in his toilet. Considering what happened next, it was fortunate that nobody else was in the flat, and that nobody was standing on manhole covers a block away. He lit a propane torch, planning to solder the hole in the tank. Unfortunately, gasoline that had spilled on his hand caught fire. Frantically trying to extinguish the flames by plunging his hand into the toilet, he ignited the gasoline fumes coming from the pail. The toilet was engulfed in a ball of fire, and the explosion 'shook the block.' Smoke poured out of the bathroom window. That was just the beginning. Some of the burning gasoline spilled down a floor drain and into the sewer system, where it mingled with sewer gas and set off a massive underground explosion. Startled residents watched in amazement as one manhole cover was 'blown to pieces,' and two others popped open. People fled their homes, fearing disaster. The man survived all this chaos with minor burns on his left hand, for which he refused treatment. His toilet was badly damaged.

Unknown

Unknown Report 28 Oct 2005 22:41

Not an amusing cause of death but my gggrandmother's cert gives the cause as 'Found dead' By whom or of what remains a mystery!

Heather

Heather Report 28 Oct 2005 22:45

The recent one I got of my GGFx3 who died aged 87 in 1861 (bless you for hanging on til after April that year GGF) in the next village to me in Norfolk read 'Been ill these last 11 months. Doctor not certified. Was Old age' Bless, you can almost hear the accent, cant you.

Heather

Heather Report 28 Oct 2005 22:58

One that horrified me when I heard about it was in days of the early submarines a chap flushed the loo whilst still sitting on it and a vacuum formed and - well, I will leave it to your imagination. Because of that you can now only flush the loo on a sub by getting off the loo first.

OneStopGenealogy

OneStopGenealogy Report 29 Oct 2005 14:37

Not a cause of death but... I deal with old wills, one asked his execuotrs to 'cut a lemon in half. Send half to the Inland Revenue and tell them to 'suck on this'. Another requested that after the doctor had certified him dead, be given two lethal injections to endure that he was really dead. He had a fear of being buried alive! Another asked for half of his estate to being given to his ex-wife - he had just been declared bankrupt

Unknown

Unknown Report 5 Nov 2005 13:03

I have a death certificate for FREDERICK WOOD age 71 Hackney 10/4/1911 occupation Fishing Tackle Maker. Cause of death Suffocated by vomit, Concussion of brain, Wounds of Head, Accidental Fall. Coroners inquest held. I wish this one was mine but unfortunately not. If anyone wants it please get in touch. Lyla

Stardust

Stardust Report 6 Nov 2005 06:34

I'm glad this resurfaced, it was one of the first threads I ever read on GR, and it still gives me a good laugh.

Fergie

Fergie Report 6 Nov 2005 17:02

Great Aunt in her 90's told me that my grandfather died laughing. Apparently he was on a bus in Aberdeen and the conductor told him a joke. They laughed together and the conductor took another fare. When he next looked at grandfather he was dead. Way to go! I obtained a copy of the death certificate but to my disappointment it only showed heart failure as cause of death. Maybe just as well we don't know the joke.......

Cheryl

Cheryl Report 6 Nov 2005 17:16

Hi My favourite cause of death was;- 'by a visitation of God'! Cheryl

GillfromStaffs

GillfromStaffs Report 6 Nov 2005 19:03

nudge, the best thread ever, never stopped laughing. Gill