Friday, May 09, 2008

"Game Changing" and "Funeral" Quote of the Day

"It's not often that a truly game-changing technology comes along in the funeral service. We might have gotten a hold of one."

-- from the Funeral Service Insider, as reported by the Associated Press, regarding alkaline hydrolysis, a process that dissolves human bodies into a "brownish, syrupy residue" that can be "safely poured down the drain, provided the operation has the necessary permits."

The process is not used in any funeral homes, and it is illegal for them to use it in states other than Minnesota and New Hamphsire, though a couple of institutions that do research on cadavers are utilizing it.

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