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40 Strange Historical Facts That You Didn’t Learn In History Class

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The creation of the safety coffin

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If you suffer from any degree of claustrophobia, then the idea of being buried alive is probably something that’s kept you up at night at least once or twice. It pretty much never happens now, but before modern medicine improved and professionals could tell the difference between death and conditions like paralysis or a coma, it was a pretty frequent occurrence! It happened so much, in fact, that people invented safety coffins, so those trapped inside who weren’t really dead could alert those above ground that they were STILL ALIVE. It’s an absolutely terrifying thought, right?

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