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interesting article but extremely morbid. Guardian article about the process from death to burial/cremation
Nothing there about removing brains though! Weird.
i had no idea they actually remove pretty much all of your organs in a post mortem, for some reason i thought they just cut you open and looked around like in a hospital.
you don't have to do all this stuff for every funeral do you? it would be much more respectful for my mum for example to not have her body drained of blood and fluid, and emtty their bowels:(
chuck them in the coffin and leave them alone
"Most people will die in bed, but of the group that don't, the majority will die sitting on the lavatory. This is because there are some terminal events, such as an enormous heart attack or clot on the lung, where the bodily sensation is as if you want to defecate. Also, many people die on special occasions. People tend to hang on for a birthday or Christmas. I'm not saying that death is psychologically motivated, but there's a sense that people stay alive for these events and their loved ones, and then pass away, so the death rate increases on birthdays and during religious festivals."
One of the most horrible paragraphs I've ever read.
During the cremation, the coffin burns first, then the flesh and then the organs. After 60 minutes or so, you can look through the spyhole to see how it is going. After 90 minutes, depending on the size of the person, all that is left is the glow of the ashes, no flames. A person with a lot of fat will burn hotter and for longer, up to three hours, whereas a small, frail person may take 80 or 90 minutes.
i had no idea cremations lasted so long : (