Throw my body into the ocean

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  1. Thoreau Valued Senior Member

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    After I die, I want my body to be thrown in to the ocean. Does anyone know any groups or companies that does this?
     
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  3. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    I was going to volunteer my services.
    And then I noticed that you said AFTER you die.

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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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  8. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    As long as you have no aversion to cement you could contact the mafia.
     
  9. Billy T Use Sugar Cane Alcohol car Fuel Valued Senior Member

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    I like the idea too as have eaten much more than my weight in ocean creatures (fish & crabs, mainly) - Their turn is long over due.

    A brick tied to each foot when oceans is 100+ foot deep below the small boat would be best, not the deep ocean. Main problem is wife wants to be cremated, and which ever of us dies first has their ashes stored until other dies. Then both ash sets are to be mixed, well shaken, in paper bag. It is to be taken some eve to University of Sao Paulo campus, a very large, more than half wooded area.

    When bag is at our selectd spot, a lovely grove of trees there, a small hole is to be made in bottom of bag so ashes are leaking our ashes out as bag is moved thru the grove. I guess the fish will need to keep eating others lower down on the food chain as we are going to be supplying needed minerals to the trees.
     
  10. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Yes. In the USA, there's an organization called the Neptune Society.
     
  11. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Offhand question: Is there a (legal) way I could be laid on a mountaintop for los limpiamundos? From earth to sky...
     
  12. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Absolutely not. It is illegal to leave a corpse lying on the ground. In the first place, it's simply unsanitary, not to mention that it will attract scavengers, all the way from rats and raccoons, to coyotes and bears. In most of the country it's not even legal to do that with the dead body of a pet.

    Perhaps there are exceptions for the Native Americans on their own reservations, although I've never heard of them actually doing that.

    In the USA it's not even legal to bury a corpse anywhere except in a cemetery. And it has to be done by licensed professionals. The same is true of pets in much of the country.

    Cremation is becoming more popular. For one thing, it's much less expensive, although you'll still pay several thousand dollars. Also, people like to keep the ashes in an urn. Since that is sanitary, it's legal.

    I had a friend who weighed 600lb/270kg. It took two urns to hold his ashes.
     
  13. Bells Staff Member

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    When I fell ill, I gathered my family and told them what I wanted if I died and kind of put it down on paper so they would not have to stress about it. For burial, I told my family that I wanted to be buried at sea.

    The response was a scoff and a "hell no" because I would probably just keep floating back to shore and beaching myself like a "desiccated skinny arsed whale"...

    /Bastards..
     
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  14. Killjoy Propelling The Farce!! Valued Senior Member

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    What the Devil's wrong with all of you prunts?

    Sign up to be 'parted out' when you keel over.

    Some poor dumb bastard needs your kidneys (or whatever) to prolong the agony of his existence...
     
  15. Bells Staff Member

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    Hush you..

    Already am listed as a donor!
     
  16. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    In the USA, you can will your body to a medical school. The students need bodies for their studies. When they're finished, they will give you a funeral and allow your friends and family to attend. And they will absorb the cost; no charge to your family.
     
  17. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I'm not against organ donation but I don't feel obligated to donate my parts to somebody who didn't take care of his own.
     
  18. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Then do it for the medical students.
     
  19. spidergoat Venued Serial Memberlist Valued Senior Member

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    What's wrong with scavengers? They do this in India all the time. The vultures eat them.
     
  20. Killjoy Propelling The Farce!! Valued Senior Member

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    I'll have to look into this. They're welcome to whatever's left of my carcass once the spare parts crew have done their bit. Interesting note about the funeral. Truth be told, though, they can just dump the scraps in an incinerator for all that ceremony means to me... ...unless they're willing to do me up Viking style - sailing off in my own burning boat & all like that there...
    heh.

    I feel obligated to strike one last time from beyond the grave.
     
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  21. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

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    Zoroastrians, right?
     
  22. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Vultures are not a common sight in the USA. Here the corpses would attract the mammalian scavengers that are already a nuisance. Raccoons are the most innocuous of the bunch, since they rarely approach (living) humans, but we try to discourage them from establishing populations in our cities and suburbs because they toss trash cans and fight with our dogs and cats.

    Less innocuous are the coyotes who are fixtures in most southwestern cities. They're as smart as any other canine and have learned to carry their tails upright in order to impersonate stray dogs. They also toss trash cans, but they also attack our dogs and cats, and being much larger than raccoons (and frequently travel in pairs) they often kill and eat them.

    Cougars (panthers, mountain lions, pumas, there are various regional names for Felis concolor) are a much worse problem, since they can easily kill a human. Most cougars prefer to live out in the wilderness, hunting other animals for food. But as the wilderness is shrinking, many of them have adapted to living on the outskirts of towns, developing a taste for garbage, as well as the ubiquitous dogs and cats. We really really don't need to teach them that they might find a dead human in somebody's back yard.

    But the biggest problem is bears. They live almost everywhere in the USA and have learned to hide in wooded areas right in the middle of our cities. Bears are happy to live as scavengers and would jump on a corpse in a minute. Once they discover the delicious taste of human meat, there's no telling what they might do next.

    And I haven't even mentioned the wild pigs who are slowly taking over the entire country. They'll eat anything!

    So no, we're not going to lay Grandpa on the ground in the woods behind our house.

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  23. spidergoat Venued Serial Memberlist Valued Senior Member

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    They have vultures in the US. You can put the corpses up on towers so no bears get them.
     
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