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Most amusing.....Cause of death

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Pat Report 30 Sep 2004 14:15

Christina, Visions of a monty python sketch again, I can see the whole python team walking after the little blighter with handbags raised (all the bags with bricks in), oops I'm being very naughty LOL> Its really good you can laugh about it. Pat x


Heather Report 30 Sep 2004 17:09

The "Hell's Grannies" sketch?


Pat Report 30 Sep 2004 18:29

Heather LOL> Glad there's more python fans out there. Pat x


Unknown Report 22 Oct 2004 14:17

just been looking through the death indexes for Fife on old parish records andfound this one: 20 Jul 1654 - David Young a servant : Died from alcohol & exposure - at Cameron-bridge; buried Wemyss Hm still trying to work that one out - was he exposing himself when he was struck by a visitation from God???? lol

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 22 Oct 2004 14:23

All my 'deaths' are so boring compared to these.... I have been watching this thread from the early days and still live in hope of being able to post something of interest. Lets keep it going :)


Unknown Report 22 Oct 2004 15:49

oh lots of interesting ones on this disc Bowel Hives?? Violent Gravel Frailties that commonly attend that advanced age - 75 Of long distress Drowned while bathing Burnt Worn out Killed - by mother (child murder) Up throwing of blood Putrid sore throat - lad in his prime second paralytic shock - old maid Bodily affliction and paralytic shock


Unknown Report 25 Oct 2004 21:28

Sheila Drowned by bathing? Thats obviously why us Brits are reluctant to wash ourselves (according to most Antipodeans in any case). I have just ordered five....yes five.....death certs. Let's hope one of those is amusing enough to post here! Lyla


Sam Report 25 Oct 2004 21:35

Lyla, I can't belive that this thread is still going - Its fantastic!! Even weeks after it started I'm still constantly amused by 'deaths' I have never heard of! Thank you for starting such an amusing thread! Sam


CelticShiv Report 10 Nov 2004 10:13

My gggg grandfather died from diarrhea exhaustion. I have pictures in my head of him being found dead on the toilet!


NicolaDunbyNocula Report 10 Nov 2004 10:29

For those of you who are wondering what death of teeth is this is what it means. The entire process which results in the eruption of the teeth. Nineteenth-century medical reports stated that infants were more prone to disease at the time of teething. Symptoms were restlessness, fretfulness, convulsions, diarrhea, and painful and swollen gums. The latter could be relieved by lancing over the protruding tooth. Often teething was reported as a cause of death in infants. Perhaps they became susceptible to infections, especially if lancing was performed without antisepsis. Another explanation of teething as a cause of death is that infants were often weaned at the time of teething; perhaps they then died from drinking contaminated milk, leading to an infection, or from malnutrition if watered-down milk was given.


Kevin Report 10 Nov 2004 11:21

My 4 x great grandfather died of Enlargement of the liver, a syptom of drinking too much. He was an Innkeeper and Brewer in Wiltshire. I like to think that his beer was the best in Wiltshire because he kept trying it until it was perfect. This unfortunatly led to his death but he died for his art.


Pat Report 12 Nov 2004 23:16

Yes Agree with that, BUT would it make good Tele??? Think of all those other things she could have found out i.e. the helpful tip about the lettuce when ordering a Pie at the local Pub??? very valuable LOL Pat x


Heather Report 13 Nov 2004 12:09

I think the lady with the Grandad who died by dogs must take a prize on this thread.


Unknown Report 13 Nov 2004 13:40

My favourite was the one who fell out of bed, only I cant find it again now.


Heather Report 13 Nov 2004 13:47

I think my fav was the guy who suffocated in a cart load of feathers - what on earth could he have been doing?


Beverley Report 13 Nov 2004 18:29

Lyla, I am quite new and have just found this, havent laughed so much in ages.. keep it going. I dont have any yet but I am now looking in the hope that I can add more. Bev:)


Louise Report 14 Nov 2004 11:09

This inscription is on the tomb in the graveyard of a local village. IN MEMORY OF JOSHUA MANN WHO FELL JUMPING ST. IVES TOLLGATE AT MIDNIGHT JULY 25 1809 THE 33RD ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTHDAY Its a bit sad...but he obviously knew how to party!! Louise


Christine Report 24 Nov 2004 23:09

Just got death certificate of my ggrandfather which says he died of Heart Failure brought on by shock during an operation to remove a testicle having died while under anaesthetic. Bet that brings tears to a few eyes Chris


Stardust Report 25 Nov 2004 12:35

Giving this a nudge because I think its the best on the tips board and its sooo funny. GraceR


Peter Report 25 Nov 2004 19:05

Nicola is wrong about the teeth. It is a little ,known fact that a wild heard of dentures lived in the wilds of southen England in the 1700 and would jump out on passers by and bite them this would kill them because of infection as they had not heard of tooth bruses then.