This appeared in the news on February 14th. If you were allowed to play jokes on people on Valentine's Day, in the same way as on April 1st, I wouldn't believe this.
Gardai have launched an investigation after a post mortem at St James’s Hospital in Dublin, didn't spot a golf ball stuck in a dead man’s throat. It was left to the folks at the funeral home to notice the odd lump. As part of a funeral home's normal procedures for burial - and this I never knew - an incision is made in the man’s chest and neck. And there they discovered a golf ball.
A pathologist and mortuary technician at the hospital performed the post mortem after the man died suddenly at his home. They could not establish a cause of death. Evidently neither pathologist nor mortuary technician were golfers, or very good medical practitioners for that matter, as the golf ball in the throat might have seemed a bit unusual.
Foul play is not suspected, although clearly someone didn't shout Fore.
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