Strange question: embalming dead
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(08-26-2012, 07:32 PM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote:
(08-26-2012, 01:07 PM)jovan66102 Wrote:
(08-26-2012, 01:04 PM)verenaerin Wrote: I am not really sure why embalming has become so standard. When my grandmother dies we did not do this, or have an autopsy.

Can you say, 'Undertakers' Lobby'? :) It's required by law in many places. For instance, in Kansas, the body must be embalmed unless the burial takes place within 24 hours of death and the body is buried in the county in which the death took place.

This would scare me to death. I want to make sure I'm good and dead when they bury me, so, embalm away!

I would think you would run out of oxygen in the casket rather quickly anyway, especially since most modern caskets are air tight.  Still, I suppose it would be a rather terrifying few minutes. 
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Strange question: embalming dead - by candyapple - 08-25-2012, 12:10 PM
Re: Strange question: embalming dead - by SCG - 08-26-2012, 07:32 PM
Re: Strange question: embalming dead - by DrBombay - 08-26-2012, 07:47 PM
Re: Strange question: embalming dead - by OldMan - 08-26-2012, 09:18 PM
Re: Strange question: embalming dead - by Revixit - 08-26-2012, 09:27 PM
Re: Strange question: embalming dead - by Revixit - 08-26-2012, 11:25 PM
Re: Strange question: embalming dead - by Poche - 08-30-2012, 01:03 AM
Re: Strange question: embalming dead - by Deidre - 08-31-2012, 10:14 AM



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