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While burial and cremation are the prevailing final dispositions of bodies in the United States, there are some other options.
Freezing a body is the subject of an article in The New Yorker for 25 January 2010 [pp 24-30]: The Iceman by Jill Lepore, it reports on "cryonics" and one of its primary advocates, Robert C. W. Ettinger.
Cryonics involves using liquid nitrogen as a coolant and some persons seek it with the hope that they can be revived in the future when technology might make it possible for them to regain life.
The article shows that there's always a new twist available --- if you want it and can afford the significant cost.
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Re:Body disposition - freezing
18 Feb 2010 08:09 #309