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Corpse from Mt. Vesuvius Discovered, and the Internet Won't Leave Him Alone

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A very unlucky man who lived almost 2,000 years ago was recently discovered in Pompeii, and the Internet is ensuring that his untimely death was not for naught.

While many of the people who were overtaken by the ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD have been found, one corpse was only discovered recently. Fortunately for the 30-something-year-old man, it is clear that he was able to outrun the destruction from the volcano. He did not suffer the same fate as many of his countrymen, who were buried by ash and rock. But unfortunately for him, as soon as he was able to escape the volcano, he was crushed by a very large stone (some say it was a door jamb) and killed. And now Twitter is having a good laugh. Poor guy can’t catch a break.

Some Twitter users were unsure of the man’s status:

Others had good intentions:

And others knew he’d be covered:

Well, it could be the plot of a particularly bad CSI episode:

How we all feel sometimes:

Some users tried to get inside the unlucky’s man’s head before his demise:

Perhaps it does run in the family?

Too soon?