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Ady122/05/2017 14:55:32
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I know I know I know.

But it's actually quite an interesting read

Brian Sweeting22/05/2017 15:32:05
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Interesting read, thanks.

I suppose that there is always at least one person who dislikes whichever form of procedure, burial or cremation, is going to be performed so you'll never win.

Tractor man22/05/2017 15:39:26
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Very interesting read indeed. Certainly appeals to my technical background and may alleviate any concerns about waking up in a very dark box.

Even if I do wake up as the warm alkali floods in there is no handle on the inside unlike a torpedo tube.

Wonder if they would let SWMBO keep my skull instead of bashing it up? Would look lovely with spring bulbs in.


Phil H122/05/2017 15:51:32
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Or an interesting light shade.

Brian Oldford22/05/2017 16:49:21
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Posted by Phil Hale 1 on 22/05/2017 15:51:32:

Or an interesting light shade.

It would certainly be a conversation piece.

not done it yet22/05/2017 16:51:02
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Both the liquid and the bones could be converted to fertilizer - they are, at least, using KOH rather than NaOH. I would endorse that, whether the liquid was sprayed 'locally' or taken away to a bulk fertiliser processing facility. The bones would clearly be good calcium/phosphate fertiliser, presumably.


Which ever way, I would not want all that Potassium to be lost by draining down to the sea.

Edited By not done it yet on 22/05/2017 16:51:49

MW22/05/2017 17:24:38
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Soylent green is just around the corner.

Michael W

blowlamp22/05/2017 18:35:03
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Reading this is physically draining.


Phil Stevenson22/05/2017 19:22:32
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blowlamp22/05/2017 19:39:18
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Definitely a cutting hedge solution!

Neil Wyatt22/05/2017 21:10:09
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I always fancied a Tibetan Sky Burial, but I suspect a corpse on top of Plynlimon being fed to the red kites might raise a few complaints?


Michael Gilligan23/05/2017 11:24:27
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For what it's worth ... 2015's cardiac problems finally put put an end to my procrastination, and I completed the paperwork to donate my bodily remains to science.


vintagengineer24/05/2017 20:52:31
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When I worked in South Africa we had a 1000 gallon hot caustic tank to degrease engines. We had an apprentice who put a RR torque convertor in the tank and went for a cup of tea, when he came back, he had to explain why he no longer had the torque converter. This was despite a large sign stating no aluminium to be put in the tank!

Georgineer24/05/2017 21:18:34
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Posted by Phil Hale 1 on 22/05/2017 15:51:32:

Or an interesting light shade.

Certainly brings a new dimension to being light-headed.


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