Pickled corpse tumbles out of rum barrel

Pickled corpse tumbles out of rum barrel
Thirsty Hungarians find surprising cause for drink’s ‘special taste’

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungarian builders who drank their way to the bottom of a huge barrel of rum while renovating a house got a nasty surprise when a pickled corpse tumbled out of the empty barrel, a police magazine Web site reported.

According to online magazine www.zsaru.hu, workers in Szeged in the south of Hungary tried to move the barrel after they had drained it, only to find it was surprisingly heavy and were shocked when the body of a naked man fell out.

The Web site said that the body of the man had been shipped back from Jamaica 20 years ago by his wife in the barrel of rum in order to avoid the cost and paperwork of an official return.

According to the Web site, workers said the rum in the 300-liter barrel had a “special taste” so they even decanted a few bottles of the liquor to take home.

The wife has since died and the man was buried in a proper grave.

I read that too, and boy! Imagine! Eueuuuu! I suppose the moral of the story is don’t drink other peoples booze, especially at work.
Hmmm, I wonder what flavours the pickled diplomat added…
Even Dan Brown couldnt make this one up if he tried!

Oh man, that is sick. I tried to check out the link (to confirm my sicky feeling!) but it doesn’t seem to work.

Yo ho ho and a bottle (barrel) of rum! Roll out the barrel, we’ll have a barrel of fun!
Always knew pickles were bad for your health!:wink:

That is sooooo F.U.B.A.R. I don’t know what else to say.