How should I dispose of my body?
November 12, 2008 3:56 AM Subscribe
What are the least wasteful and/or most productive (preferably legal) things that can be done with my body after I'm dead?
posted by Arasithil to grab bag (15 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Burial doesn't sound too great because it takes up a perfectly good chunk of land indefinitely. And even if ashes actually make good fertilizer, it doesn't seem like that would outweigh the energy involved in cremating a corpse.
The best post-mortem activity I can think of right now is donating to science (things like The Body Farm
seem pretty neat), but I'm wondering what other interesting disposal methods there might be out there. I welcome all your suggestions!