Bye bye cremation, hello being dissolved and ground down to nowt
Even in death, many of us suffer from sleepless nights worrying about our carbon footstomps. But no more – those emissions caused by having your own corpse cremated can soon be a thing of the past.
That’s thanks to the Resomator, a new contraption made by LBBC Technologies, a company in Stanningley, West Yorkshire. It offers a smokeless cremation experience, quickly dissolving you or your loved ones with a mixture of water and potassium hydroxide.
The Resomator is heated to 180 degrees under extreme pressure which breaks the body down in less than three hours. Once it’s done, all that remains (remains – ha!) is the skeleton, which is ground down to dust, ready to be laid to rest.
Don’t think about buying one for personal use though – they’re going for £300,000 at the moment. We reckon there’ll be a burgeoning market for them in the spy torture sector but it remains to be seen if they’ll cross over into everyday use.
Now if it could cook a pizza in under ten seconds…