Strange question: embalming dead
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(08-26-2012, 09:27 PM)Revixit Wrote:
(08-26-2012, 07:47 PM)DrBombay Wrote:
(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. 

If you weren't dead already, I think the embalming process would do it pretty quickly.  

Did you know they lock caskets, Mumbai?

I was in a flea market/ junque shop once a few years ago and found a box of casket keys.  At least, the box was labeled as such and the label was printed on the box,was part of the box, not something added or handwritten.

Keeping grave robbers out did come to mind but I think the casket has to be in a sealed concrete vault in most states and that should stop them before they got to the casket.

Obviously the government knows more about the coming Zombie Apocalypse than they are letting on.  Indeed, the locks are not to keep people outside from getting in.  They are to keep those inside from getting out.  Yep.  :tinfoilhat:
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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 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 DrBombay - 08-26-2012, 09:35 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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