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2009-06-11 20:53:09

A young British man suffering from a heart condition revived spontaneously half an hour after he was pronounced dead, witnesses said at an inquest. Dr. John Whittaker, testifying at Preston Magistrates Court, said the phenomenon is known as Lazarus syndrome and is so rare only 38 cases have been confirmed. The syndrome gets its name from the Biblical Lazarus, who rose from the dead. But Michael Wilkinson's return to life was short, The Daily Mail reported. The 23-year-old died two days later...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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