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    The funeral of a 28 year-old waiter in southern Egypt turned into a celebration when he woke up after being declared dead. Hospital officials had pronounced dead Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, who came from the village of Naga al-Simman in the southern province of Luxor, after he suffered a heart attack while working.
    His family says grieving relatives took him home and, according to Islamic tradition, washed his body and prepared him for burial Friday evening.
    A doctor sent to sign the death certificate found it strange that his body was warm. At closer observation she discovered he was still alive.
    His mother fainted upon hearing the good news.
    With the doctor's assistance, both al-Nubi and his mother were awakened and soon were celebrating with guests.
    Sweet.
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    He was the life of the party
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    Resi wouldn't listen to me so he gave me a title about how I make love to cartoon midget horses. <3
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    and all of the sudden: ZOMBIES
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    Good thing he wasn't buried alive.
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    and all of the sudden: ZOMBIES
    Heh zombies that's a new one
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    Good thing he wasn't buried alive.
    That used to happen a lot back in the day, and still happens a bunch in really poor countries. It's just....Eugh.
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    I'm glad someone with the title of "doctor" can at least tell a living man from a dead one.
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    That used to happen a lot back in the day, and still happens a bunch in really poor countries. It's just....Eugh.
    at least back then they had copper tubes so you could breath and bells you could ring to tell people you were alive, but I'm not sure if they'd have those in Egypt
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    When I die I want them to harvest all my organs to guarantee im dead.
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    When I die I want them to harvest all my organs to guarantee im dead.
    well they could just like

    not bury you

    or get a competent doctor to look at you or hook you up to a BP monitor

    plus "here lies Kenshin, he died because some asshat coroner stole his organs" doesn't sound like a good epitaph
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    He probably sat up from the coffin with a bottle of champagne in hand and had a DJ behind a curtain in the back
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    This makes me wonder how many people that has accidentally been buried alive like this.
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    All good that he is alive but he is still in a vegetative state according to the article.
    Regardless, it is better to be in a coma than dead.

    Edited:

    This makes me wonder how many people that has accidentally been buried alive like this.
    I'm sure it happened plenty of times before medical techniques were modernized.
    During the old ages, wakes were used to wait for a day hoping that the recently "deceased" would wake up through the sounds of the party. This is because that there were incidents during the time where several people to enter a seemly dead state and wake up soon after, sometimes in the coffins they were buried in. (This became known after people burying their dead saw scratch marks on the coffins they were reusing.) I heard a common way they became "dead" was from drinking alcohol from lead cups, poisoning themselves sufficiently enough to put them in a coma.
    This became less common as we became more informed about these cases but there is certainly some fuck ups here or there.
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    This makes me wonder how many people that has accidentally been buried alive like this.
    I would say a lot over the thousand of years of human idioticy
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    if the body is still warm why would you think the guy is dead
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    There used to be (at some more expensive graveyards) a bell system for alerting graveyard operators, in the event someone woke from the 'dead'
    A piece of string was attached through some pulleys to an individual bell next to each grave, which was tied at the other end to the hand of the person (or in some cases the toe)
    And that's how some people were rescued back in those times, in the 18th/19th century

    Oh and that's supposedly where the phrase "saved by the bell" comes from

    Edited:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_coffin
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    I'd rather build a Not-Dying-Machine than actually be alive in a coffin for who knows how long.

    This'll be me eventually:

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    if the body is still warm why would you think the guy is dead
    Any number of reasons, they could have assumed high ambient temperature had kept him warm, that he died recently and didn't cool yet, the doctor may not have any experience in identifying if someone's dead, the hospital didn't want to care for someone they thought was going to die and instead declared him dead.
    There really isn't a good reason though so I agree, they fucked up pretty bad.

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    That used to happen a lot back in the day, and still happens a bunch in really poor countries. It's just....Eugh.
    That's why lotta places have a tradition of waiting a couple days before burying someone. Y'know, if they start smelling, they're definitely dead

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    I'm going to stage my own death so I can have a rockin' funeral party.

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    I'm going to stage my own death so I can have a rockin' funeral party.
    And then you fall asleep in your coffin and get buried alive.
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    if the body is still warm why would you think the guy is dead
    A doctor sent to sign the death certificate found it strange that his body was warm. At closer observation she discovered he was still alive.

    I think the article is saying that the doctor knew from that, that he wasn't dead.
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    His mother fainted upon hearing the good news.
    Man, good thing /she/ didn't die from shock or something.
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    if the body is still warm why would you think the guy is dead
    Poorly trained doctors not feeling a pulse and immediately assuming the patient is dead. Doctors who are properly trained know not to rely on a single sign for death.

    Its the same thing that happened a while back in Brazil (iirc) with that infant. It's probable that the patient was obese and that contributed to the doctor not feeling a pulse.

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    Washed the body according to tradition...still warm...anyone else thinking what I'm thinking, they washed him with hot water and thawed him out like The Thing?

    And maybe whoever had the job of washing his frank and beans asked "Hey, is it supposed to um, get hard?" and someone said "Dead bodies swell up, it's natural."
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    And then you fall asleep in your coffin and get buried alive.
    the wicked sick rave music would wake me before that happens

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    Damn that would be scary shit waking up underground. I remember in the olden days when medical technology wasn't great they would attach a bell to each gravestone incase the person woke up underground they could pull the string to ring the bell.
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    So he just basically respawned.

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    The funeral of a 28 year-old waiter in southern Egypt turned into a celebration when he woke up after being declared dead.
    Why are people surprised, I hear this happens all the time in Egypt.
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    I can just see this happening and someone dying after they wake up from a heart attack of surprise

    death at a funeral

    that or freak out and kill the 'undead' guy.
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    This makes me wonder how many people that has accidentally been buried alive like this.
    Let's dig them up and ask.
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    I can just see this happening and someone dying after they wake up from a heart attack of surprise

    death at a funeral

    that or freak out and kill the 'undead' guy.
    It happend not too long ago.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...rt-attack.html
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    what an awesome prank this could be to pull on your family
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    He's lucky they were doing it traditionally, morgues remove blood and replace it with preservatives... doubt he could wake up from that.

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    what an awesome prank this could be to pull on your family
    Yeah, make your family think you're dead. Real funny.
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    I feel like a dick for laughing but that's too funny.

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    Dennab
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    If I were the guy being woken up during my own funeral, I wouldn't really be celebrating right away. I'd be changing my pants because they'd be filled with shit.

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    A doctor sent to sign the death certificate found it strange that his body was warm. At closer observation she discovered he was still alive.

    I think the article is saying that the doctor knew from that, that he wasn't dead.
    By closer inspection, did they mean actually checking the body besides a sideways glance?

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    No one thinks of hitman when reading this story? Atleast i did.

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    I just attended the funeral of my girlfriend's father, it would've been cool if they discovered he was still alive.

    But that would be kind of difficult considering he was cremated.
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