Thread: 3 days??
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Old 17-10-2011, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by iolite
That was to make sure the person was really dead and not in a coma.

And in the days of sailors, after sewing the body up in sailcloth, they would run the needle through the dead mans's nose, as one last precaution to make sure the man was really dead before throwing the body overboard.
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