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1. Early in the seventies, a magazine called "Melody Maker" printed a send-up obituary of a recent performance by a well-known rock artist of the time, whose name is associated with barrels. Who was he?
2. Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey had a stroke in 1940. To add insult to injury, he then read in the "Chicago Defender" that he had died. How did this paper sum up his life?
3. In 1571, on the way to his own funeral, how was one Matthew Wall brought back to life?
4. In 2009 in Canada, it was heard that former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's staff prepared a suitable condolence notice to be issued, only for what truth to be revealed?
5. Which British author, on reading in a magazine of his death, wrote to the magazine, saying "I've just read that I am dead. Don't forget to delete me from your list of subscribers"?
6. In 2003, the CNN website's pre-written obituaries, which had Pope John Paul II mixed up with England's Queen Mother, described the Pope as having what?
7. In yet another CNN obituary mix-up in 2003, the description of President Ronald Reagan's early life as "life-guard, athlete and movie star" was mistakenly applied to which notorious world leader?
8. In 1936, Swedish big game hunter and writer Baron Blixen's second wife was mistakenly reported in the media as having died, when it was his third wife who'd actually passed away. What did his second wife do as a result of this?
9. In 1993, when South African Sipho William Mdletshe was found to be alive after two days in the morgue, why did his fiancee refuse to see him?
10. In 1997, Serbian Vuk Perik's funeral was very well attended. What happened during the ceremony?
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