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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Death by LENGTH

I am participating in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge again this year. What is this mysterious blogging challenge you ask? Arlee Bird from Tossing it Out came up with this fantastic idea where bloggers post using consecutive letters of the alphabet for 26 days in April. It grew in numbers, and Arlee now has many helpers. To view other participates of the A-Z event click here.

Odd deaths happen, right? It’s sort of like being at the right place at the right wrong time. My A-Z 2016 blogging journey takes us down the road of Death by Oddity. Come join me. 
L= Death by LENGTH 
How long is your beard? Well if it’s really long you need to read this. According to Wikipedia, in 1567, Hans Steininger tripped over his own beard and broke his neck. Source. 

Yes, he died. 
Excuse me while I go trim my beard.

13 comments:

  1. My partner has, and loves a very bushy beard. I suspect he would love it to be long too. I will show him this.
    I hope you are feeling better today.

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  2. My husband doesn't like long beard...

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  3. Oh no. Was it part of the fashion of that time period to have such a long beard?

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  4. That reminds me of a man who died when he got his long hair caught in some textile machinery. I can't image a beard long enough to trip over. Hope you're feeling better.

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  5. I guess that's why some people braid their beards.

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  6. Wow! Wonder how long it took him to grow it that long!

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  7. Another reason I dislike facial hair

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  8. Wow! There's long beards and then *long* beards.

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  9. I have worn a beard in the past, but I always kept it neatly trimmed and close to my face. I really dislike a long beard or a big bushy beard. Somehow it strikes me that there is something unsanitary, not to mention unsightly, about that type of beard. And now I can add that a long beard is dangerous.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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  10. And hubby keeps saying he should grow his out. NOPE!

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  11. Ouch. This is kind of an Isadora Duncan kind of death. She was strangled by her long scarf when it flipped under the wheel of her car. Terrible.

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  12. Somebody better warn ZZ Top about this. :-)

    Great series!
    Carol at My Writing Journal

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  13. That's crazy! If it wasn't for the fact the poor bloke died, it would actually be funny
    Debbie

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