A South African man awoke to find himself in the cooler in a morgue 21 hours after his family believed he had died of an asthma attack. A health official says the man started yelling, prompting morgue workers to run away in fear. They eventually went back and took him to the hospital where he was pronounced stable and alive. The mortuary owner urged South Africans to call on health officials to confirm that their relatives are dead before taking them to the morgue.
- He slept for 21 hours? He might not have been dead, but he was dead tired!
- The man’s family thought he was giving them “the cold shoulder” for taking him to the morgue… but then realized his shoulder was just cold from being in the fridge.