There are two types of funerals: one involves the departed placed in a coffin and buried beneath the ground, and the other uses cremation and stores the resulting ashes in an urn.
However, burial real estate continues to diminish with people passing away each day. So one funeral service created a more efficient and environmental-friendly way to inter bodies.
It liquefies the deceased’s remains.
Then pours the liquid corpse down the sewers.
AquaGreen Dispositions, a funeral service company in Ottawa, Canada, offers this most controversial way to inter departed loved ones.
They “cremate” the deceased into a liquefied beige-colored sludge and release this liquid into the sewer system.
Surprisingly, they’ve actually received an official license to dump liquid remains down sewerage that empties into Smiths Falls.
Similar to another green funeral service offering to turn the recently deceased into trees, liquefaction is environment-friendly. It creates very small carbon footprint compared to cremation.
AquaGreen uses potash, salt, and water to break down a cadaver’s soft tissues in a heated and pressurized vessel resembling an MRI machine.
The body’s organic material is dissolved into a thick, dark-colored, caustic fluid.
According to Dale Hilton, who operates AquaGreen Disposition’s funeral service, liquefying the dead brings them back to their natural state.
“It’s the same way as being buried in the ground, but instead of taking 15, 20 years to disintegrate, it does it in a quicker process. And it’s all environmental-friendly.”
The green interment process starts here.
The body’s soft tissue turns to sludge, leaving the skeleton intact. AquaGreen then dries the remaining bone framework in a convection oven, crushes it to fine powder, and returns it to the grieving family.
That way, they get to keep a part of their dearly departed loved one.
The perishable liquid parts flow out into the sewer system to swirl off into the waters of the world.
Who knows what you may be drinking and swimming in tomorrow?
H/T: IFL Science
Haunting Photos of Abandoned Stadiums Used in Previous Olympic Games
Stunning as they were in their glory days, these Olympic stadiums now stand neglected and weathered by time.
The Olympics, grand, exciting, and adrenaline-filled as they may be, isn't cheap to host. While there are a lot of countries out there that can host the Olympics without putting a dent in the national budget, there are also less financially capable countries who give hosting the Olympics a shot... only for them to suffer the consequences later on.
Just think about it: a country has to build a large enough stadium to accommodate the athletes, their entourage, and of course, the audience. The host country also needs to invest in security, as well as pay for the labor of every single person involved in the event. That's no easy feat!
That's why we can look back at Olympic hosts from decades past that were benevolent enough to host the event, only for their investment to lie in dire decay.
Caught On Video: Incredible Rescue Of Woman Trapped In Car During Flash Flood
A woman who got trapped in her car during the flash flood in Ellicott City, Maryland last month was lucky enough to get rescued by courageous passers-by.
On July 30, Ellicott City in Maryland experienced a flash flood of epic proportions. "Witnesses described waters rising several feet in a matter of minutes," reports Scott Dance in The Baltimore Sun.
Ellicott City's location makes it vulnerable to a flash flood.
Jeff Halverson in The Washington Post pointed out that Ellicott City is highly vulnerable to a flash flood, as it is "an urbanized strip along the bottom of a deep valley through which the Patapsco River flows."
Wooden Book of Puzzles Has Locks You Have to Solve to Turn The Pages
Will you be able to solve this one-of-a-kind mystery book?
If you are an avid reader of mystery novels, then you would definitely love this book. Thanks to laser-cutting technology, this wooden book combined two things that will wake your senses -- reading and solving puzzles. Codex Silenda: The Book of Puzzles is a five-page book of intricate puzzles that is unlike any other. It is not your typical mystery book.
Codex Silenda was created by industrial designer Brady Whitney. Each page is a unique puzzle that the reader needs to unlock to be able to advance to the next page. The next chapters to the story are also locked by a more difficult puzzle.
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