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Freeze Dried Bodies

Funeral homes would offer freeze-drying as an alternative to traditional preservative methods.
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To slow decay of the dearly departed, funeral homes could offer a freeze-drying method of corpse preservation. Spraying with a semi-gloss fungicide/urethane coating would prevent mold from destroying our venerable ancestors...
whlanteigne, Jul 27 2003

Freeze Dried Bodies http://www.tribunei...20103/science.htm#2
biodegradable [FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Is permafrost burial a viable option? http://www.cryonet....in/dsp.cgi?msg=7733
Answer: Yes, but freeze-drying is better. [phoenix, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Body and Soil http://www.science-....cfm?article_id=279
"...a Swedish environmental biologist recommends: returning corpses to the earth as freeze-dried organic fertilizer.." [phoenix, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

500-year-old mummies found in Andes http://www.trussel....prehist/news116.htm
[phoenix, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       Just make sure the open-casket funeral comes first.
Cedar Park, Jul 27 2003

       Does it come with free astronaut ice cream? Yum!
DeathNinja, Jul 27 2003

       It should also come with a glass display case that you can place them in, just like Vladimir Lenin! You can have their glass case be your coffee table in the living room!
darkknight_152002, Jul 27 2003

       To what end?
phoenix, Jul 27 2003

       yeah, |Dknight|, but put that entry under "Product: Corpse display case - coffee table - Biology project Combo"
jong-scx, Jul 27 2003

       Can you really have humans taxidermized?
darkknight_152002, Jul 28 2003

       If you have enough money you can do just about anything...
DeathNinja, Jul 28 2003

       Just don't drop my coffin!
k_sra, Jul 28 2003

       I want to be frozen in a block of ice, like Brendan Frasier in Enceno Man!
JesseOQ, Aug 06 2003


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