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Ambulance Blasts 'Another One Bites The Dust' Outside Funeral Home

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Ambulance Blasts 'Another One Bites The Dust' Outside Funeral Home

The driver of a private ambulance was left utterly mortified after Queen's hit 'Another One Bites the Dust' was heard belting out of his vehicle whilst he was parked outside a funeral parlour. Check it out in the video below.

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People passing by could hear the song - which isn't exactly the best thing to hear in this situation - coming out of the vehicle's radio whilst it was waiting outside with the driver's side door open.

That meant that Freddie Mercury blasting out the title lyrics could clearly be heard outside the Southern Co-op funeral home in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight.

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The hilarious - if more than a little inappropriate - scene was filmed - because everything is nowadays - by an onlooker, and one of them could be heard to simply say: "Oh dear."

'Oh dear' is probably right.

Obviously, there was no intention behind this, so no-one is in the wrong here, it's just a quite unfortunate - and accidentally funny - situation to have taken place.

Credit: Triangle News
Credit: Triangle News
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The anonymous onlooker who filmed the bizarre incident said: "I was walking to my doctors to post a prescription when I suddenly saw a private ambulance with a driver's door open.

"It was just outside the Co-op funeral parlour.

"But I couldn't believe it as I got closer I heard 'Another One Bites the Dust' by Queen playing out on the radio.

"Some would say it was great comedy timing.

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"It was real dark humour."

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Credit: Triangle News

He added: "There was nothing intentional though, it just happened to come on the radio."

The phrase 'another one bites the dust' actually dates back longer than you might think.

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In fact, it is recorded in the King James Bible in 1611. The book of Psalms contains the sentence: "They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before Him; and His enemies shall lick the dust."

Whilst that's slightly different to the phrase we know today, it's been long associated with death and defeat, as well as the modern usage for someone getting beaten, particularly in sports.

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Credit: Triangle News

It was also used in Samuel Butler's groundbreaking translation of Homer's Iliad, when he used 'bite the dust' to describe the downfall of a number of Roman soldiers during a battle.

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Basically, goes back a long way.

It's definitely not something that you'd want to hear outside a funeral home, however.

Well, unless you were just passing by, in which case you'd no doubt find it hilarious.

Featured Image Credit: Triangle News

Topics: Viral, UK News, Music, Funny, UK Entertainment, Weird

Tom Wood
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