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Apparent fact number one: In the middle of the last century, a number of homeless men in NYC were found to have turned sky blue. It emerged that a soup kitchen had accidentally poisoned them with sodium nitrite.
Apparent fact number two: consumption of the non-toxic dye plant Rubia tinctorum, madder,
gradually stains the bones permanently red.
Therefore, if one were to consume madder throughout one's life and finally commit suicide by taking sodium nitrite, one would dye one's flesh blue and one's bones red. Imagine the experience of conducting an autopsy on such a corpse.
Possible urban myth on which this is based
Blue death [nineteenthly, Jul 16 2006]
Von Hagens kinda baked this.
[po, Jul 17 2006]
||i would prefer not to imagine performing
an autopsy on even a normal corpse. bleh.
this idea seems to have little widespread
use except maybe to help coroners in
||not in relation to you in particular [bleh].
||...or to imagine performing an autopsy whilst on LSD...
||//this idea seems to have little widespread use// Is that an objection or just an observation?
||just an observation. i don't really have any
objections, except if this were used on me.