Graveyard Shift

Personal development is about having fun. Sometimes when we get heavily involved in our personal development we tend to get too serious. I would like to share some fun facts with you to brighten your day. Someone created this fear and are your fears really real. And if you like what you read here, I would appreciate you coming back to the top of this page and retweeting it. I check my retweets and will do the same for you if I find value in your tweets.

In Victorian times, there was an intense fear of being buried alive. So when someone died, a small hole was dug from the casket to the surface, then a string was tied around the dead person’s finger, which was then attached to a small but loud bell hung on the surface of the grave. If someone was buried alive, they could ring the bell and whoever was on duty would go and dig them up. Someone was on duty twenty-four hours a day– hence the graveyard shift.


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Benny Howe November 28, 2010 at 12:46 am

Hey Michael,

I love little bits of trivia like this, the stories of how things became/came about. We used to use the phrase a lot working certain times of the day in restaurants, but I always thought it was more modern than that and just meant simply that it would be dead lol

And now I know! Thankyou! 🙂

Michael Berry November 28, 2010 at 9:12 pm

You’re welcome Benny. I like this trivia stuff as well. Thank you for your comments.