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Fan Death: Veronica's Veil (Video)

I remember a couple of years ago when a friend of mine told me that his Korean roommate had been secretly turning off his oscillating fan every night, for fear my friend would succumb to  Fan death, the popularly held belief in South Korea that leaving a fan on overnight can cause death by hypothermia or suffocation. I don't know if that goofy bit of morbidity is what inspired duo Fan Death's name, but given the serial-drama darkness of their music, I wouldn't rule it out.

 

This video for "Veronica's Veil" stacks melodrama on top of melodrama, showing the ladies of Fan Death engaged in an enigmatic tug-of-war all across some exotic locale, surounded by the track's funky disco-strings and grave lyrics. [Bigstereo]

 

 

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My mom still believes in fan death although she specifically says not to sleep with the air conditioner on. I truly believe she thinks it will kill me.

In middle school I slept over my friend's house and he had the A/C on. When I awoke I was still alive although I did have a cold. Myth debunked!

Anyways, this song gets double fist pumps from me.

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Hah, what I left out up there is how my friend (who incidentally, is half-Korean, and had never heard of Fan Death) found out his roommate was turning off his fan every night. He woke up and found his roommate leaning over him to turn off his fan, and had no idea what was happening, so his roommate tried to explain to him that his fan could kill him while my friend was half-asleep at 2 in the morning.

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That is awesome.

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This is unrelated to being cold but I'm still terrified of sleeping under ceiling fans. they get all wobbly when you turn them up and I'm convinced that one will come loose and fall on my. In my mind I get chopped to death, but I'm pretty sure in the event of fan-screw failure I'd just get a body sized, fan shaped bruise.

In any case the band name didn't make me think of any of that, instead I thought about metal band fans getting trampled.

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I've never heard of that type of fan phobia gezer. Now suffocating from a fan while you sleep on the other hand sounds reasonable. I actually have a fear that I'm going to cut my hand off one day at the gym I work out at when I'm stretching because the ceiling fan in the streching room is super low.

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Gezer- Daba: Haven't you seen that Mythbusters where they put fake heads into ceiling fans? They showed that it would really f up what ever extremity you'd put in the fan when it was going, but you wouldn't die or lose a hand. It would just hurt like a mofo.

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I generally am not that afraid of getting whacked by an normally operating fan, although I'm sure it wouldn't be pleasant. I saw a bird fly into one once and it just kind of got spit right out and flew away dazed. For me its more a matter of something already spinning fast falling on top of me and most likely bringing some ceiling with it. You've got spinning blades, gravity and mass in what seems like it should be an unbeatable combo of hurt.

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