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The phrase 'crumpled heap' comes to mind.
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Chest freezers are big - they can make a huge "cube" of ice. The idea is to put a shop front dummy (dressed or nude) into a chest freezer, add water until full and freeze. It might be an idea to put the chest freezer on a trailer.
Then tow trailer in to the centre of town, say late Sunday night.
By this time the block, with embedded body, will have thawed a bit and can be emptied onto the road.
There should be bubbles in the ice so people can see that there is a body inside - but it will take some time for to to thaw.
There is money to be made (well, maybe or maybe just a laugh) - take photos and then sell to national newpapers.
It's akin to chasing a cat up a tree, getting fire brigate out, taking photos, and selling photos to papers - but goes for "waah" horror factor rather than "Aaah, poor thing" factor.
Or use it to cool your CPU
You have to scroll down a bit to find the discussion on using fridges and chest freezers. [pottedstu, Dec 11 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]
||What ¯bristolz said; but, you've given me an idea for how to make by lost-ice process a human sized candle!
||How do you propose getting those air bubbles in the
ice??? I could just never manage. I think there would be
more of a novel effect if you places the dummy's fingers
near the edge of the ice block so that when it started
melting, a hand or fingers would be the first thing visible.
||Although, at the actual sight of a hand which does not
look entirely human, the trick is ruined. So, why not just
give up on this idea?
||This is just the sort of thing which wins the Turner Prize (ie, lame, pointless, non-art...).
||I don't think filling a chest freezer with water will work, though...the air has to circulate for it to be cold. <Where are the vents on one? I don't have one to look at...>