Get behind the wheel with this week's writing inspiration!
After the otter incident was resolved, I turned to my next challenge.
They were my shoes. The problem was that they weren't my feet.
points of view
grandparents reading Twitter
"There were justifiable fears of being buried alive, before modern medicine could safely identify the difference between certain types of paralysis or coma and being dead. ... As a result a bizarre range of contraptions were invented to signal having been buried alive, from bells, whistles and even a spring loaded ejector coffin which might actually kill other people from the shock of seeing an interred body spring out of the ground in a cemetery."
Twelve safety coffins from the 1800s
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photo credits: Milada Vigerova, Bhoj Raj, Abigail Keenan, Samuel Zeller, Kim Greenhalgh, Mikael Kristenson