Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Now here's an idea: instead of planting your pickled posterior in the ground, or burning your bod and sending ash into the air, why not go the shake-and-shatter route?

Jonkoping, Sweden, plans to dispose of corpses by freeze-drying -- "promation" is the made-up word being used to describe the practice.

According to the Telegraph:
[T]he pioneering method involves freezing the body, dipping it in liquid nitrogen and gently vibrating it to shatter it into powder. This is put into a small box made of potato or corn starch and placed in a shallow grave, where it will disintegrate within six to 12 months. People are to be encouraged to plant a tree on the grave. It would feed off the compost formed from the body, to emphasise the organic cycle of life.
Vibrated until you shatter. We can think of worse ways to fall apart.

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