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Man thought he was going to die, but he didn’t


Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

From the Beeb:

Punjilal, a 75-year-old resident of a village in India’s Madhya Pradesh state had said he would die between 1500 and 1700 local time on Thursday … But the time came and passed and the fortune teller survived.

A slightly off-beat story maybe, but why on Earth did it make the front page of the BBC News site?

This 748th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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Comments and responses

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 21:36 on 20th October 2005.

I’ve corrected a typo in the title for this post, so the Permalink URI…


…and the title…

Man thought he was going to die, but he didn’t

…are incongruous – apologies for the initial error.

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