Can we please agree to stop trying to bury people alive?

It seems like every other week there's a story about some poor non-dead person who nearly has his or her mortal coil unwittingly shuffled off for them by overzealous mourners.

There was that elderly woman in China who "climbed out of casket" six days after dying, and that "miracle baby" in Argentina who was found alive inside her morgue coffin just before being put in the ground.

Now some Egyptian dude reportedly came back from the dead after being pronounced DOA at the hospital following a heart attack.

Luckily for 28-year-old Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, local custom dictates that deceased individuals be washed prior to burial. It was during this morbid sponge bath that a doctor detected that the man's body was still warm. Upon closer inspection, she noticed that he wasn't so much dead as alive.

When al-Nubi's family learned of his fate, they quickly converted the funeral into a welcome home celebration, which hopefully involved ice cream cake because lord knows he's earned it.

[image via Shutterstock]