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re; Graveyard shift

Posted by Mandy on February 28, 2009 at 10:42

I've read your ideas on where 'graveyard shift' came from. When I was studying for my degree in health science, I remember reading somewhere that the graveyard shift had to do with the practice of watching the newly buried, to keep grave robbers away, during the times when it was almost impossible to find a subject for human anatomy class. People used to make quite a good living digging up the newly buried and selling their corpse to medical schools for dissection. Just an idea.