The Urban Death Project

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    Excellent plan: compost our corpses. Since eventually all of the molecules in our bodies will return to the environment, it makes sense to kick-start the process and get all those good nutrients back into the ecosystem as soon as possible.

    I'm considering donating my remains to one of the body farms so I could make a small contribution to science, but this would be an enticing alternative.

    Ok, cue the Soylent Green jokes. ;)

    http://www.urbandeathproject.org

    http://q13fox.com/2014/11/03/woman-...er-they-die-so-they-could-help-grow-new-life/
     
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    I'm sure it is legal; otherwise, they wouldn't be investing all this time and money.
     
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    Sounds cool. Recycle instead of bring just another body taking up space
     
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    Using the remains of human beings to add to soil that you grow veggies with ?

    If that is legal it should become illegal.
     
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    By the time it's added to the soil it's just compost, i.e. dirt. Farms already compost dead cattle and use it on their crops.
     
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    Why?
    Plenty of other rotting corpses are in the soil already
     
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    Yeah. I'm fairly sure you can do whatever you want with your body after you die, so long as its sanitary.

    We've had people donate their corpses to art projects, to schools for dissecting, and, of course, the body farm. This isn't all that much different.
     
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    Hard to say if they will have enough bodies to make it worth their investment
     
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    IT'S PEOPLE!!!!............*in my best Charlton Heston*....
     
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    I want to become compost for a marijuana farm and when the plants are smoked I want to be ghost-like apparition in the smoke ...

    "WOooOOooOO! Give me your DoritOoooOooos!!"

    Doable?
     
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    There are certain rites that have to be performed to the letter before you can manifest yourself spiritually in weed smoke or cast your reflection in bong water.

    ...but yeah, it's doable.
     
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    Clearly I haven’t done enough research.

    Side note: I normally don’t work weed humor into an unrelated thread, but there’s been a whole _pot_ vibe in here the last few days ...
     
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    Obviously not.

    It's all the stank emanating from that pot thread. It's gonna take a lot of incense to cover that smell up.
     
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    This is not legal in other countries. In germany you cannot even burn a body and take the ashes with you. The urn has to be buried in a dedicated graveyard. These laws are called pietät.
     
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    Well, Germany has a lot of experience there...

    Too soon? :p
     
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    Damn, that's some dark humor! :D
     
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    Hahaha, somebody open a window in PRSI :D
     
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    That's interesting. Personally, I'm giving my body to science - I want to go to Harvard medical school tuition-free :D
     
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    same, donate organs & give the rest to skience, let someone else point & giggle for a while :D
     
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    Sometimes laughing about horrible past events is the easiest way to cope with them. I've been known to laugh at some 9/11 jokes...
     
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    I remember in the days after the Challenger--the one with the teacher--explosion the jokes were coming fast and furiously:

    "Did you hear (insert teachers name) had dandruff? They found her Head and Shoulders on the beach."

    "(insert teachers name), science in the morning; history in the afternoon."

    "Did you know (insert teachers name) had blue eyes? One blew to the right and one blew to the left."

    I always supposed those jokes were some sort of coping mechanism for a shared national tragedy.
     

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