Monday, 13 September 2021


 Good morning all, this Monday is the first day of the last week of term 3 of school. I have been up since 5am, had a good night. Wel here are some facts you may or may not know.

During the French “Reign of terror” from 1793 to 1794, 500,000 people were arrested and 17,000 of them had their head chopped off.

The British flag is not technical called the Union Jack but is actually “The Union Flag” is was called the Union Jack only when out at sea on navy ships.

In the 1790s it was common for people to want bells and other devices to be put on their graves in case they were buried alive.

Also in the 1790s loud horns and electric shocks were used to make sure the dead were actually dead. As at the time there were lots of horror stories about people being buried alive.

A common way for people to check if someone was dead was to put a mirror in front of the person's mouth.


Katie Isabella said...

I was aware of most of this as French history most particularly during the reign of the Kings and Queens was fascinating to me and I read a great deal for pleasure.

Sandi said...

This is a little horrifying!

Juli said...

I knew someone who woke up in the morgue. He was pronounced dead and a hour he woke up in the drawer.

Can't imagine being the guy doing autopsies that day.

Nancy Chan said...

Imagine being taken for dead and waking up in the morgue. Worse still, waking up and then to die because being buried and no one knows about it. Terrifying just to think about it. Thanks for the facts. Take care and stay safe.

Rita said...

The bells were connected by a string of some kind down into the coffin, too, so they could be pulled in case the person woke up down there!

Margaret D said...

Interesting is each fact. Like thevone regarding the Bell and it makes me wonder just how many people have been buried alive under normal circumstances.

Kea said...

I agree with Sandi! But Juli's comment....OMG!!!! :-O

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Katie........They fascinate me too

Sandi......Yes indeed

Juli.........Thata would be scary shit

Nancy......I feel the same way

Rita......I thought so

Margaret D.......Thanks, not something I havethought about

Kea......So bloody true

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