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Crematorium uses burning bodies to heat guests

  1. Jan 7, 2008 #1
    yeah that's what I call body heat! :rofl:

    http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Quirks/2008/01/07/crematorium_plans_to_create_body_heat/4593/
     
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  3. Jan 7, 2008 #2
    This is a prelude to Matrix, where they use human bodies as an energy source.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2008 #3
    I recently heard, third hand knowledge, that when a body is cremated, the rising temperature of the gases in it's body will cause it to sit up and scream in a high-pitched tone. I found that a chilling thought.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2008 #4
    HAHAAHAHHAAH, that cant be true. - but its damn funny!

    I say why not use dead bodies for a source of energy. There not doing anything anyways. Id want my body to be an organ donor, used for science, or used for energy. It would be such a waste to just rot in a 6 foot hole where not even a tree is going to be planted over top my body to make use of the decomposition.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2008 #5
    donating your organs to People is a good idea too.

    i think they might be talking more about recycling the heat used to burn a body then the heat created by a body burning? i wouldn't think cadavers would be vary flamable... although its been a while since iv had a good body burning session.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2008 #6
    Scented candles anyone?
     
  8. Jan 8, 2008 #7

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    I suspect there's been a misquote somewhere along the path of this story getting from the source to the reader. I don't think they're really meaning they're using heat generated from burning the bodies, but rather recapturing the heat from the fire used to burn the bodies...incinerators/crematoria use immense amounts of fuel to generate enough heat to fully cremate a body, and then it's all just vented off at the end of the run, so they're saying instead of just venting all that off at the end and paying for more fuel to run a heating system, capture some of that vented heat for use in heating the building.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2008 #8

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    Plus, the article has a positive reaction to it. I don't understand why people respond like as if they were negative in the article.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2008 #9
    I remember reading that about 100 years ago they used to burn mummies in steam locomotives in Egypt
     
  11. Jan 8, 2008 #10

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    Actually it seems not? I thought it was true.
     
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  12. Jan 8, 2008 #11

    did you read something about that?
     
  13. Jan 8, 2008 #12

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    In our local small town, the folks at the phone company kept getting sick, and there was an odor that for a long time could not be sourced. In the end they found that the exhaust from the crematorium next door was entering the intake of the air system for the phone company. :yuck:
     
  15. Jan 8, 2008 #14
    well, it does say that they were used for fuel in locomotives, though



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  16. Jan 8, 2008 #15

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    No, read the whole thing, it goes on to explain that is a common mistake that's been spread.
     
  17. Jan 8, 2008 #16
    I read it---

    I was just throwing some more fuel on the fire
     
  18. Jan 8, 2008 #17

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    They did grind them up and use them as medicine.
     
  19. Jan 8, 2008 #18
    BUT--I bet two mil to one that SOME Egyptians did burn them as fuel at times (or at least parts)

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    After all, Troy was just a legend, too
     
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  20. Jan 8, 2008 #19

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    I've heard that's how the first maple syrup wells were formed.
     
  21. Jan 8, 2008 #20

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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