The things that I find are funny should alarm me, I suppose. The rising obesity rate in the world is a really bad thing. Yet at the same time, really, all that people have to do to keep the weight off is stop eating so damn much.
It would sure help save crematoriums a lot of grief if nothing else. A crematorium in Austria just burned to the ground because a 440 pound fat pig of a woman’s body was SO fat that some of it blocked off an air filter and the fire got way too hot.
Other crematoriums in Germany and Switzerland have suffered the same fate recently and Switzerland even built a new crematorium just to accomodate the very corpulent dead.
I get this cartoon picture of the future, where people are so fat that when they’re cremated, the big burner is surrounded with smaller burners where all the excess fat runs in from little channels from the body. A crematorium shaped kind of like an octopus to burn bodies the size of small mountains.
It seems like a waste. I mean, all that good oxygen consumed and all that fat gone up in smoke. We should at least be able to convert all that heat energy back to electrical power. Put those bloated pig’s corpses to some use as fuel for a power plant. I’m for it.