Claim: American servicemen buried in France caused an earthquake by “rolling over in their graves.”
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
EARTHQUAKE IN FRANCE
February 12, 2003 — Today it was reported that severe earthquakes have occurred in
Origins: Once again demonstrating that no satire can be so obvious that someone won’t take it literally, several readers have mailed us the above bit about an earthquake in France caused by U.S. servicemen buried there rolling over in their graves to ask whether it’s “true.” While we can’t say how all the
Some of the people who questioned this item were at least wondering about a coda that was tacked on to later versions:
We should also note that we pay Millions of dollars on RENT for these cemeteries plus the cost of Maintenance, let us remove them (our military dead) and give their damn land back to them.
About 30,000 Americans who died fighting World
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