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(Euro Weekly News)   Queen Elizabeth's coffin was lined with lead because: a) the royal embalmers' fluid is radioactive, b) as a posthumous practical joke to make the pallbearers drop it, or c) because English monarchs' corpses tend to explode?   (euroweeklynews.com) divider line
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2022-09-22 9:47:42 AM  
Don't all dead bodies explode?
Ask a Mortician- Exploding Caskets
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2022-09-22 10:05:31 AM  
One King of England explodes and history never lets you forget it. Think about how many kings and queens *didn't* explode.  That's a pretty good percentage, I'd say.
 
2022-09-22 10:34:27 AM  
D) lizard people
 
2022-09-22 10:34:30 AM  
Are we sure it's not some sort of containment protocol for a warewolf?
 
2022-09-22 10:35:36 AM  
It's nice to know that the last fart you'll ever drop is your biggest & best work (ie: explodey).
 
2022-09-22 10:35:37 AM  
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2022-09-22 10:35:53 AM  
So Superman can't find her, duh

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2022-09-22 10:36:56 AM  
Ways bricks are like humans according to Britain.

1. They can be hypnotized
2. They explode.
 
2022-09-22 10:37:46 AM  
FTA - " swollen bowels burst, and an intolerable stench assailed the nostrils of the by-standers and the whole crowd"

Sounds like the typical morning at my house.....
 
2022-09-22 10:38:57 AM  
D) A healthy radioactivity cultivated by living through the 50s and 60s?
 
2022-09-22 10:39:09 AM  
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2022-09-22 10:40:27 AM  
At least she's protected from dental x-rays
 
2022-09-22 10:42:29 AM  
Stick a hose up her ass to release the pressure.

Fixed forever.
 
2022-09-22 10:42:31 AM  

Driedsponge: Are we sure it's not some sort of containment protocol for a warewolf?


You're thinking of either
1.) Silver for a werewolf
or
2.) A wolf that works for the home shopping network who hocks wares.
 
2022-09-22 10:42:45 AM  
As radiation safety I'm professionally amused.

I'm also personally amused that the British bury their royalty wrapped in a toxic heavy metal. Makes perfect sense.
 
2022-09-22 10:44:41 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: One King of England explodes and history never lets you forget it. Think about how many kings and queens *didn't* explode.  That's a pretty good percentage, I'd say.


So you'd rather take the chance and have the whole country embarrassed and the mourned horrified?
 
2022-09-22 10:45:09 AM  
This is important information for those of us willing to grave rob her for the Egyptian Museum.
 
2022-09-22 10:46:28 AM  
I wondered if the lead thing was true.  The pallbearers are either incredibly strong or it's very, very thin.

"The change came after the horses pulling Queen Victoria's catafalque bolted having been spooked by something nearby. That nearly led to her coffin being spilt into the street, resulting in the change to the manner in which the coffin is moved."

Incorrect.  The horses did not bolt, they were spooked and the change was made to mitigate the risk of them bolting.
 
2022-09-22 10:46:51 AM  
...so enbalmers and morticians don't flush out the bowels when they pump bodies full of embalming fluid?
 
2022-09-22 10:46:59 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Stick a hose up her ass to release the pressure.

Fixed forever.


You first, perv.
 
2022-09-22 10:47:22 AM  
So, I used to transport cadavers.  One day I pick up from the hospital morgue.  Person (doctor, nurse, whatever) slides her out of the cabinet and says something along the lines of "Yikes. She's gotten a lot bigger since this morning."

My eyes kinda widen. "So, uhm...."

"Just don't hit any bumps."
 
2022-09-22 10:48:12 AM  

jaivirtualcard: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: One King of England explodes and history never lets you forget it. Think about how many kings and queens *didn't* explode.  That's a pretty good percentage, I'd say.

So you'd rather take the chance and have the whole country embarrassed and the mourned horrified?


Difficulty: Underestimating the public's need to be horrified and entertained at the same time....
 
2022-09-22 10:48:36 AM  

jaivirtualcard: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: One King of England explodes and history never lets you forget it. Think about how many kings and queens *didn't* explode.  That's a pretty good percentage, I'd say.

So you'd rather take the chance and have the whole country embarrassed and the mourned horrified?


They elected BoJo, there's not much further down the barrel you can get before the bottom.

/This might be funnier if it wasn't coming from an American.
 
2022-09-22 10:48:39 AM  
E) All of the above?
 
2022-09-22 10:51:18 AM  

NM Volunteer: ...so enbalmers and morticians don't flush out the bowels when they pump bodies full of embalming fluid?


The one who exploded hadn't been embalmed.
 
2022-09-22 10:54:07 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Stick a hose up her ass to release the pressure.

Fixed forever.


One does not simply stick a hose up the ass of her royal highness. One has an equerry to do that. He is called the Knight of the Royal Buttocks Syringe. Lord Buttpump.
 
2022-09-22 10:57:32 AM  

Ringshadow: As radiation safety I'm professionally amused.

I'm also personally amused that the British bury their royalty wrapped in a toxic heavy metal. Makes perfect sense.


Not buried, interred in a vault.
 
2022-09-22 11:01:37 AM  
There is an easier way:

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2022-09-22 11:02:12 AM  

ukexpat: Ringshadow: As radiation safety I'm professionally amused.

I'm also personally amused that the British bury their royalty wrapped in a toxic heavy metal. Makes perfect sense.

Not buried, interred in a vault.


Oh, well, that's even funnier on a professional level.
 
2022-09-22 11:04:33 AM  
As long as they didn't forget the stake through the heart.
 
2022-09-22 11:07:44 AM  

Driedsponge: jaivirtualcard: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: One King of England explodes and history never lets you forget it. Think about how many kings and queens *didn't* explode.  That's a pretty good percentage, I'd say.

So you'd rather take the chance and have the whole country embarrassed and the mourned horrified?

They elected BoJo, there's not much further down the barrel you can get before the bottom.

/This might be funnier if it wasn't coming from an American.


You are embarrassed they elected an American born idiot?
 
2022-09-22 11:09:47 AM  
Because she was a leader. Duh!
 
2022-09-22 11:13:26 AM  
That interment vault needs a good fume hood. Doesn't Britain have a Deceased Safety and Health Administration?
 
2022-09-22 11:14:25 AM  

The Envoy: I wondered if the lead thing was true.  The pallbearers are either incredibly strong or it's very, very thin.


Of course it's true and of course the reason is to make a hermetically sealed box that will make sure the gases don't escape during the many days she's being carted around and put on public display. Plus she's not being buried 6 feet under so the smell would need to stay contained in perpetuity.

If the lead's 1/8 inch thick it would add around 300 lbs to the weight which seems about right. They had two more pallbearers than usual and they carried the casket with arms linked. The coffin was estimated to weigh 550-700 lbs. The coffin was made 30 years ago and kept ready for the Queen's death.
 
2022-09-22 11:17:38 AM  
Must be worried about this guy showing up.
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2022-09-22 11:19:05 AM  
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not what i was looking for, but hey
 
2022-09-22 11:21:54 AM  

The Envoy: The pallbearers are either incredibly strong or it's very, very thin.


They looked to be working quite hard.
 
2022-09-22 11:24:47 AM  
Conquerer Huey and the Royal Kablooey was my favorite pop up book
 
2022-09-22 11:26:17 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: So Superman can't find her, duh

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I just want to say, I love that Justice League Christmas special so much. Especially the story about Superman bringing Martian Manhunter home for the holidays. Just so heartwarming.
 
2022-09-22 11:31:49 AM  

edmo: The Envoy: The pallbearers are either incredibly strong or it's very, very thin.

They looked to be working quite hard.


Perhaps that was why, as opposed to say protocol, the pace was so damn slow.

Anyone else want to lay odds a couple members of the family were wearing Depends? That was a heck of a stretch without a bathroom break.
 
2022-09-22 11:41:00 AM  
I bet only these guys could remove it.
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2022-09-22 11:50:11 AM  

Schmerd1948: Mr. Fuzzypaws: Stick a hose up her ass to release the pressure.

Fixed forever.

One does not simply stick a hose up the ass of her royal highness. One has an equerry to do that. He is called the Knight of the Royal Buttocks Syringe. Lord Buttpump.


There is a band name/theme in there for sure.
 
2022-09-22 11:52:53 AM  
f) Because there wasn't a fridge available?
 
2022-09-22 12:01:50 PM  
Queen Elizabeth is dead?!?

Why didn't fark mention it before today
 
2022-09-22 12:04:13 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: One King of England explodes and history never lets you forget it. Think about how many kings and queens *didn't* explode.  That's a pretty good percentage, I'd say.


Well one whale explodes in a beach, and no one forgets about that either. All it takes is one, when you have to pick putrid blubber (whale or monarch) out of your hair.
People discovered they really didn't like eau de William, so much so that like 1000 years later they still haven't forgotten about it.
 
2022-09-22 12:04:25 PM  

Cormee: Queen Elizabeth is dead?!?

Why didn't fark mention it before today


Well, she's been buried. We don't read TFA, so we don't know whether she is dead.
 
2022-09-22 12:05:00 PM  
They line coffins with all kinds of stuff... its a scammy upsell that funeral homes use to boost their profits..

The their equivalent of this:
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2022-09-22 12:08:46 PM  
If you are into the history of how English Monarchs died and were treated after, check out Suzie Edge on Twitter, YT and TT.  She has a lot of interesting (gruesome) info on Kings, Queens and other Royals.
 
2022-09-22 12:11:57 PM  

jaivirtualcard: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: One King of England explodes and history never lets you forget it. Think about how many kings and queens *didn't* explode.  That's a pretty good percentage, I'd say.

So you'd rather take the chance and have the whole country embarrassed and the mourned horrified?


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2022-09-22 12:12:27 PM  
Schroedinger's Queen.

alive? dead? (2 weeks later...) probably dead.
 
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