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Some notable stories and movies show characters being buried alive, and then digging themselves out. Such stories in popular media include include (spoiler alert – reveals on mouse over):

Kill Bill 2
The Girl Who Played With Fire

This has apparently happened in reality, such as this story: Girl digs self out of grave, points to rapist.

Is such a feat possible for what one would normally consider a grave (i.e. more than one foot (30cm) of dirt)?

I would think it would not take much dirt before one would suffocate and the dirt would become too heavy to move.

If a grave is defined as being dirt cover over a body of at least 1 foot (30cm) deep, could one dig oneself out of a grave, and if so how much deeper could one be buried and still realistically dig oneself out?

Some notable stories show characters being buried alive, and then digging themselves out. Such stories in popular media include include (spoiler alert – reveals on mouse over):

Kill Bill 2
The Girl Who Played With Fire

This has apparently happened in reality, such as this story: Girl digs self out of grave, points to rapist.

Is such a feat possible for what one would normally consider a grave (i.e. more than one foot (30cm) of dirt)?

I would think it would not take much dirt before one would suffocate and the dirt would become too heavy to move.

If a grave is defined as being dirt cover over a body of at least 1 foot (30cm) deep, could one dig oneself out of a grave, and if so how much deeper could one be buried and still realistically dig oneself out?

Some notable stories and movies show characters being buried alive, and then digging themselves out.

This has apparently happened in reality, such as this story: Girl digs self out of grave, points to rapist.

Is such a feat possible for what one would normally consider a grave (i.e. more than one foot (30cm) of dirt)?

I would think it would not take much dirt before one would suffocate and the dirt would become too heavy to move.

If a grave is defined as being dirt cover over a body of at least 1 foot (30cm) deep, could one dig oneself out of a grave, and if so how much deeper could one be buried and still realistically dig oneself out?

4 clarified claim
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Some notable stories show characters being buried alive, and then digging themselves out. Such stories in popular media include include (spoiler alert – reveals on mouse over):

Kill Bill 2
The Girl Who Played With Fire

This has apparently happened in reality, such as this story: Girl digs self out of grave, points to rapist.

Is such a feat possible for what one would normally consider a grave (i.e. more than one foot (30cm) of dirt)?

I would think it would not take much dirt before one would suffocate and the dirt would become too heavy to move.

In other words, how much dirt could one dig out of?If a grave is defined as being dirt cover over a body of at least 1 foot (30cm) deep, could one dig oneself out of a grave, and if so how much deeper could one be buried and still realistically dig oneself out?

Some notable stories show characters being buried alive, and then digging themselves out. Such stories in popular media include include (spoiler alert):

Kill Bill 2
The Girl Who Played With Fire

This has apparently happened in reality, such as this story: Girl digs self out of grave, points to rapist.

Is such a feat possible for what one would normally consider a grave (i.e. more than one foot (30cm) of dirt)?

I would think it would not take much dirt before one would suffocate and the dirt would become too heavy to move.

In other words, how much dirt could one dig out of?

Some notable stories show characters being buried alive, and then digging themselves out. Such stories in popular media include include (spoiler alert – reveals on mouse over):

Kill Bill 2
The Girl Who Played With Fire

This has apparently happened in reality, such as this story: Girl digs self out of grave, points to rapist.

Is such a feat possible for what one would normally consider a grave (i.e. more than one foot (30cm) of dirt)?

I would think it would not take much dirt before one would suffocate and the dirt would become too heavy to move.

If a grave is defined as being dirt cover over a body of at least 1 foot (30cm) deep, could one dig oneself out of a grave, and if so how much deeper could one be buried and still realistically dig oneself out?

3 > 1-2 feet is the same as >1 foot. Then added metric.
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2 added hidden references to popular media. Added link to news story. Clarified claim to include depth of grave.
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