Metal body parts from the dead are being recycled into road signs, lamp
posts, car parts and aircraft engines. Steel hips, plates and screws
from legs and skulls are collected after cremation and sent off for
recycling. Even metal plates from false teeth and tiny fragments from
fillings can be recovered and re-used, together with metal fittings on
coffins. High value metals which survive the 1000-degree cremation are
then sold for use in the automobile and aeronautical industries.
Money made is donated to charity and almost £1million has been raised
for good causes since the project began in Britain in 2004.
"A web of intrigue surrounds a gruesome discovery in a 19th century attic
– where a large tarantula skin, potentially contaminated with asbestos,
has been found. The shock find was made during a routine survey by
Cardiff asbestos specialists Kusten Vorland.
...Although it had been assumed Katie had stumbled on a dead tarantula,
when we showed the evidence to Cardiff Reptile Centre, they said the
bagged exhibit was just a shed skin - meaning the spider, thought to be
a Chilean Rose Tarantula, could still be at large."
The thoughts of Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf Should I be worried that the top Google result (update: in October of 1994) for Relentlessly Optimistic is to the former Iraqi Information Minister?
That's somewhat offset by the fact that the #3 link is to Sponge Bob Square Pants.