After succumbing to a fever of some sort in 1705, Irish woman Margorie McCall was hastily buried to prevent the spread of whatever had done her in. Margorie was buried with a valuable ring, which her husband had been unable to remove due to swelling. This made her an even better target for body snatchers, who could cash in on both the corpse and the ring.
The evening after Margorie was buried, before the soil had even settled, the grave-robbers showed up and started digging. Unable to pry the ring off the finger, they decided to cut the finger off. As soon as blood was drawn, Margorie awoke from her coma, sat straight up and screamed.
The fate of the grave-robbers remains unknown. One story says the men dropped dead on the spot, while another claims they fled and never returned to their chosen profession.
Margorie climbed out of the hole and made her way back to her home.
Her husband John, a doctor, was at home with the children when he heard a knock at the door. He told the children, “If your mother were still alive, I’d swear that was her knock.”
When he opened the door to find his wife standing there, dressed in her burial clothes, blood dripping from her finger but very much alive, he dropped dead to the floor. He was buried in the plot Margorie had vacated.
Margorie went on to re-marry and have several children. When she did finally die, she was returned to Shankill Cemetery in Lurgan, Ireland, where her gravestone still stands. It bears the inscription “Lived Once, Buried Twice.”
what did i just read
Irish women are strong as fuck
I’m Irish and I can conclude that we are motherfucking metal
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You see Ivan. When load Kalashnikov like me you will never be of worrying about broken screen. Because phone will be part of Kalashnikov… And Kalashnikov never break.
When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit.
That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.
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Examples of the infamous russian sawed off, the Obrez (which means “cut”).
A common practice well documented within Russian history dating back to 1917 during the Russian Civil War.
At the time, Mosin-Nagant rifles were far more accessible then handguns. And bandits, partisans and revolutionaries eager to get their hands on an easily concealable weapon, had no qualms chopping down the 9 pound, 4 foot battle rifle down to pistol size.
While these modifications worked well for close quarter combat, the recoil was barely manageable and accuracy non-existent.
The commander ordered one of his men to personally take a shot at him with a freshly made Obrez, from fifty paces away. The trigger was pulled and once the smoke cleared, the soldiers saw that their leader was alive and unscathed. Ashamed by their idiocy, they went back to using their standard issued, full length rifles.
For more Obrezs:
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Looks like a shot from Heat
Tiger Birch stock M1A.
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