Be sent off like the terminator (t-1000 not Arnold)

Okay so there’s a thing about dying that sucks(aside from the immense cost, traumatized family and you know dying), and that things is disposing of the body. Apparently every single way you know of to get rid of your dead people is bad for the environmental. So what do you do? Freeze your ass and shatter it in a destructive and totally bad ass funeral.

Traditional funerals are apparently pretty bad for the environment. Embalming fluid is toxic stuff. Coffins are often made of metal, which doesn’t biodegrade, or wood finished with nasty chemicals. Tons of concrete are often poured into the ground to create a stable vault and protect against zombies. And even the cremation route uses scads of energy and releases mercury into the atmosphere.

A Swedish company called Promessa has come up with a crazy new way of handling the remains of the deceased, and it’s straight out of science fiction. First, a body is chilled down to 18 degrees Celsius. Then it’s entirely submerged in liquid nitrogen, which freezes it solid, and makes it brittle enough that it can be shattered and pulverized into dust using high power sound waves. Next, the dust (which is still about the same mass as the body was) is exposed to a vacuum which boils off all the moisture contained in the dust, reducing its mass by 70% or so. Lastly, all of the inorganic stuff that may be left over is removed with an electromagnet, and the dust is placed in a coffin made of corn starch, all ready for a shallow burial that’ll turn everything into compost within a year.

All of that was important and you will be tested on it! Okay I’ll give you’re the Cliffsnotes version. You die like T-1000 (but you dont melt back together again, I do, but you dont).

This entry was written by CatastroFUCK and published on March 10, 2011 at 11:40 AM. It’s filed under Awesome and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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