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Burial, cremation or, now available liquefaction.

Now , when they raise a toast to you at your funeral, you could actually be in the glass !
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Old 30.08.2011, 18:10
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That's excellent!
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Old 30.08.2011, 18:11
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Re: Burial, cremation or, now available liquefaction.

You beat me to it posting this. It is being featured on Newsnight on BBC2 tonight.

When I first read the article it seemed horrible.

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Body tissue is dissolved and the liquid poured into the municipal water system. Mr Sullivan, a biochemist by training, says tests have proven the effluent is sterile and contains no DNA, and poses no environmental risk.
If it is more environmentally friendly I suppose it is not too bad.

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The makers claim the process produces a third less greenhouse gas than cremation, uses a seventh of the energy, and allows for the complete separation of dental amalgam for safe disposal.

Mercury from amalgam vaporised in crematoria is blamed for up to 16% of UK airborne mercury emissions, and many UK crematoria are currently fitting mercury filtration systems to meet reduced emission targets.
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Old 30.08.2011, 18:31
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Re: Burial, cremation or, now available liquefaction.

Seems a bit harsh just to flush your loved one down the drain...

If they can salvage the mercury fillings , couldn't they make one of those snow ornaments...?

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Old 30.08.2011, 18:48
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Re: Burial, cremation or, now available liquefaction.

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Sweden is developing a system to freeze dry the body, pulverize it, and use it as fertilizer. http://www.newscientist.com/article/...the-earth.html
I'd go for that option. I like the idea of my body being used to grow stuff (as nature intended).
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I'd like to be water. Sounds lovely actually.
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Re: Burial, cremation or, now available liquefaction.

Don't care what happens afterwards to me- but would like the process to be as ecological as poss. Using expensive wood from tropical forests, brass and gold handles, silk inners - seems like the ultimate waste of resources to me.
We had a natural burial ground near us in UK, cardboard or cheap untreated pine coffins, + a native tree on top - seemed like a good idea. Sadly I don't think there is any 'ecological' burial in CH.

My bits are going to medical research- at least I might be useful for once, lol.
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Old 30.08.2011, 19:22
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I'd like to be water. Sounds lovely actually.
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Yep, got both UK and CH donor cards- but it seems CH will not want me, just like for blood donation, as I lived in the UK and received blood there.

If my demise happens in the UK- then some of my bits might still be of use.
In CH, medical research is the only option.
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Old 30.08.2011, 19:34
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Re: Burial, cremation or, now available liquefaction.

Mmmm....Soylent BLUE
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Old 30.08.2011, 20:07
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Re: Burial, cremation or, now available liquefaction.

Aha! Now we know what Rivella's made from.
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Old 31.08.2011, 08:05
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Re: Burial, cremation or, now available liquefaction.

Brilliant and disgusting at the same time. But hey...the loved ones don't leave the procedure empty handed: "The end result is a quantity of green-brown tinted liquid (containing amino acids, peptides, sugars and salts) and soft, porous white bone remains (calcium phosphate) easily crushed in the hand (although a cremulator is more commonly used) to form a white-colored dust. The "ash" can then be returned to the next of kin of the deceased."
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Re: Burial, cremation or, now available liquefaction.

what happens if the stiff died from something horrible
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Re: Burial, cremation or, now available liquefaction.

It seems you can be whatever you want to be... when you're dead

like a diamond http://www.lifegem.com/secondary/whatisLG2006.aspx

or a bullet http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/29/...to-ammunition/

or maybe for Katy Perry, a firework http://www.angels-flight.net/


There are even options for trees, glass, pencils, hourglasses, and other options I would never have even dreamed of in a million years.

It's gonna take a lifetime to plan my afterlife!!
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Seriously? My first failure.......

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I'd like to be water. Sounds lovely actually.

Can we start the old homeopathy argument again?

If you want to preserve those precious memories of your loved ones, drink a glass of water!
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Over my dead body !
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In my dead body !
Fixed that for you
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Re: Burial, cremation or, now available liquefaction.

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what happens if the stiff died from something horrible
As opposed to dying from something pleasant?
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Isn't there a follow-up joke in there about taking the p*ss.....?
I can't find it.
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