Died with a Smile on his Face


Three dead bodies turn up at the mortuary, all with very big smiles on their faces.  The coroner calls the police to show them what has happened.  A Detective Inspector is sent and is taken straight to the first body.

“Frenchman, 60, died of heart failure whilst out on a date with a beautiful woman.  Hence the enormous smile Inspector”, says the Coroner.

The DI is taken to the second dead man. “Scotsman, 25, won a thousand pounds on the lottery, spent it all on whiskey.  Died of alcohol poisoning, hence the smile.”

“Nothing unusual here”, thinks the DI, and asks to be shown the last body.


“Ah,” says the coroner, “this is the most unusual one.   Canadian, 30, struck by lightning.

“Why is he smiling then?” inquires the Inspector.

To which the coroner replies : “Thought he was having his picture taken”.


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