• Short Summary

    MOST PEOPLE, HOWEVER RELUCTANTLY, ARE RESIGNED TO SPENDING ETERNITY RESTING SIX FEET (TWO METRES) UNDER THE EARTH.

  • Description

    MOST PEOPLE, HOWEVER RELUCTANTLY, ARE RESIGNED TO SPENDING ETERNITY RESTING SIX FEET (TWO METRES) UNDER THE EARTH. BUT AN IRISHMAN, TIM HAYES, OF COBH, NEAR CORK, WANTED TO SET A RECORD WHILE HE STILL HAD TWO FEET ON THE GROUND, SO TO SPEAK.

    MR. HAYES YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) EMERGED FROM A COFFIN BURIED SIX FEET BELOW THE GROUND TO BECOME A WORLD RECORD HOLDER -- HIS 101 HOURS IN THE COFFIN WAS THE LONGEST ENDURANCE TEST OF ITS TYPE.

    SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE AT THE BURIAL GROUND TO WELCOME HAYES BACK FROM THE GRAVE. HE WAS TAKEN TO A CARAVAN FOR A MEDICAL EXAMINATION, BUT HE SEEMED NONE THE WORSE FOR HIS ORDEAL.

    HAYES SAID 'IT WAS JUST LIKE BEING AT HOME' WHEN ASKED HOW HE'D ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE. HE DESCRIBED HIS BURIAL AS 'SMASHING' AND SAID HE WOULD HAVE BEEN PREPARED TO LIE IN HIS COFFIN FOR ANOTHER WEEK.

    DURING HIS FIVE DAYS OF INTERMENT HAYES SLEPT, ATE AND PASSED HIS TIME READING AMONG OTHER BOOKS 'DRACULA', COMFORTABLE COFFIN' AND 'THE MUMMY WITH SIX FACES'.

    THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR THE BIZARRE FEAT WAS 100 HOURS, ACHIEVED BY A SWEDE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA92T483M6XETCKOMXGFMNZ65H1
    Media URN:
    VLVA92T483M6XETCKOMXGFMNZ65H1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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