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A chip off the old block

12.03.09 | Comment?

The skeleton of a ‘vampire’ has been exhumed in Venice. It’s not a pretty sight though – she’s no Edward Cullen – so be warned!

At the time the woman died, many people believed that the plague was spread by “vampires” which, rather than drinking people’s blood, spread disease by chewing on their shrouds after dying. Grave-diggers put bricks in the mouths of suspected vampires to stop them doing this …

Other titles we considered for this post:
Let them eat brick
Eating humble brick
Don’t talk with your mouth full
A brick a day keeps the vampire away
Brick wouldn’t melt in her mouth
Don’t cry over spilt brick

Er … any other ideas?

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