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well i don't know about "should have known," but still


What is aquamation?​

Aquamation, which uses water, is touted as a greener alternative to cremation, which uses fire. Practitioners say it cuts the amount of environmentally harmful carbon dioxide produced by up to 90%.
The technical name for the process is alkaline hydrolysis - and it involves weighing the body, then heating it to 150C (300F) in a mixture of potassium hydroxide and water for up to 90 minutes.

This dissolves the body tissue, leaving only the bones - which are then rinsed at 120C, dried, and pulverised into a coarse powder using a machine called a cremulator.
Once all these steps are complete, the remains can be buried or scattered in accordance with the deceased's wishes - just as would happen in an ordinary cremation.

 

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Neck big thing can be made by cutting arms off old tees.
Donegal's so bleak that the fungi that break down lignin haven't colonised the place yet, and when trees die and fall over they just sit there and pile up until they form coal. Donegal hasn't reached the end of the Carboniferous period.
 

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have mentioned before that my cousin who's an antivaxxer is from carndonagh. she was telling her daughter not to get the vaccine even though covid put her husband in hospital for nearly two weeks.
 

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