Thursday, May 01, 2008

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

Mental Floss through brings us this great article on "Things your body can do after you die." Here are some highlights:

During the late 19th century, it was popular for wealthy families to host mummy-unwrapping parties, where the desecration of the dead was followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.


Some European crematoriums have figured out a way to replace conventional boilers by harnessing the heat produced in their fires, which can reach temperatures in excess of 1,832 degrees Fahrenheit. In fact, starting in 1997, the Swedish city of Helsingborg used local crematoriums to supply 10 percent of the heat for its homes.

Read the entire thing for context.


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