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11-01-2019, 10:53   #46
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Fun Fact

Graveyards are in church grounds

Cemetery's are not in church grounds
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Heard of this idea years ago of planting seeds with the body, and using the nutrients from decomposing body to grow trees or crops. Not a bad way to go.
If they do that with Donald Trump, this is what you would end up with!

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Fun Fact

Graveyards are in church grounds

Cemetery's are not in church grounds
Every day's a school day - did not know that.
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Cremated or liquefied.
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Has anyone mentioned wolves? I would happily donate my body to be a meal for a pack of wolves.
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Has anyone mentioned wolves? I would happily donate my body to be a meal for a pack of wolves.
Hard enough to come by a pack of wolves in this part of the world though.
Badgers maybe?
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Id love to be made into a fireside companion set or a knife holder for the kitchen.
Or made into a sandwich spread like Branston pickle or Ballymaloe Relish.
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11-01-2019, 11:42   #53
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Id love to be made into a fireside companion set or a knife holder for the kitchen.
Or made into a sandwich spread like Branston pickle or Ballymaloe Relish.
Reminds me of the story about Keith Richards snorting his father's ashes.


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Personally I've always advocated composting.

Looks like it's becoming a reality ...

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"Recomposting" -- which advertises as more environmentally friendly than traditional funeral practices -- is a process where a human body is quickly decomposed using heat-loving microbes and beneficial bacteria. 
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https://www.cnet.com/news/washington...ins-into-soil/

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I knew a fella who had a viking burial (wasnt in Ireland), basically his family put him on a little boat going out into a lake that was ignited when it had reached a certain distance.

I do like the burial at sea option discussed here - is there any companies offering to facilitate it?

I always thought Id like to offer my remains off for plastination - that way I could be used for either medical teaching or in a museum/art display.

Maybe Ill opt for getting my brain cyrogenically frozen for wake up at some future point in a cloned body (hopefully a better one than my own) and just let the bag of meat be disposed of.
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I knew a fella who had a viking burial (wasnt in Ireland), basically his family put him on a little boat going out into a lake that was ignited when it had reached a certain distance.
I often wonder about that when I see it on TV - I'd say it would take a lot of heat to break down a body, especially considering it is 60% water - you have to wonder if you'll be out fishing on the shore a few days later and pull Erik or Sigrid out in a big charred lump.
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I'm not sure how true this is but I was told that the heat in a crematorium isn't enough to reduce the body to the fine ash you get in the end. I think the bones survive and they have to be pulverized?
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I'm not sure how true this is but I was told that the heat in a crematorium isn't enough to reduce the body to the fine ash you get in the end. I think the bones survive and they have to be pulverized?
Jaysus, I'd say a lot of relatives would be a little reticent about the cremation if they knew daddy was out the back under a power hammer.
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I knew a fella who had a viking burial (wasnt in Ireland), basically his family put him on a little boat going out into a lake that was ignited when it had reached a certain distance.

I do like the burial at sea option discussed here - is there any companies offering to facilitate it?

I always thought Id like to offer my remains off for plastination - that way I could be used for either medical teaching or in a museum/art display.

Maybe Ill opt for getting my brain cyrogenically frozen for wake up at some future point in a cloned body (hopefully a better one than my own) and just let the bag of meat be disposed of.
Not sure. Probably not, as I’m sure it’s such a rare request.
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I often wonder about that when I see it on TV - I'd say it would take a lot of heat to break down a body, especially considering it is 60% water - you have to wonder if you'll be out fishing on the shore a few days later and pull Erik or Sigrid out in a big charred lump.
I believe the lake used in the case of the guy I knew was a specific "burial lake" so people wouldnt have been fishing in it.
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