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What to do with this body?

Let's say you drop-in to visit an older loved one, and find them dead... [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on May 22, 2013 - 28 answers

How scary is blood, really?

How scary is blood, really? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2009 - 29 answers

If your loved one is murdered, do the police really make you identify the body?

After a murder or sudden death, do the deceased's family members really have to go down to the morgue to "identify the body" or is this just a dramatic construct of movies and television? [more inside]
posted by hamsterdam on Jun 26, 2009 - 25 answers

How should I dispose of my body?

What are the least wasteful and/or most productive (preferably legal) things that can be done with my body after I'm dead? [more inside]
posted by Arasithil on Nov 12, 2008 - 15 answers

It's been on my mind: what legal say do the dead have?

In the United States, what legal rights are there for dead people? Does the constitution have stipulations for the rights of dead Americans and non-Americans who die in America? Also, how long - hypothetically - does a person need to be dead until their body becomes public property and, in the case of those who die leaving kin, are dead bodies 'owned', and for how long?
posted by parmanparman on Sep 11, 2008 - 15 answers

Slightly morbid science question

Let's say someone dies and is cremated. What are the odds that an atom that was part of their body when they died becomes part of your body over the next 100 years that you live?
posted by snoogles on Jan 15, 2008 - 14 answers

Number of deaths in a life?

How often is a human body completely "new"? Or: No cell composing my body existed a month, a year, [the time I'm looking for] ago. [more inside]
posted by Korou on Oct 5, 2006 - 22 answers

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