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sheesh man, what are you thinkin

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Postby kvn8907 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:02 am

*obligatory "I wonder what his powers are?"*

I've wanted to do that sometimes. I also wonder what I'd say if some asked me what I was thinking.

"Hey Kevin, whatcha thinking about?"
"If you were to cleanse someone of all bacteria, everything on the skin and inside them, then covered them in glass, would they decay?"
"..."


And that's why no one asks other people what they're thinking.
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Postby JohnDillinger43 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:18 am

Umm, no. That's what decay is.
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Postby Nyperold » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:34 am

kvn8907 wrote:*obligatory "I wonder what his powers are?"*


That's a good question. Aside from his Super Finger Drumming Powers, I'm not sure what they would be.

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Postby reo01 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:37 am

"Speed Racer, what are you thinking?"
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Postby Portals » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:42 am

Nyperold wrote:That's a good question. Aside from his Super Finger Drumming Powers, I'm not sure what they would be.

Super Swear Substitute Skillz? Blindingly Pink Cape? Bendy Left Forearm? I dunno.

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Postby Zombie Protestor » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:24 am

JohnDillinger43 wrote:Umm, no. That's what decay is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enzymes

But actually, real creatures are preserved in glass all the time. It works because the bacteria and the enzymatic breakdown your body would go through really need some air to work.
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Postby loofah » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:24 pm

Zombie Protestor wrote: It works because the bacteria and the enzymatic breakdown your body would go through really need some air to work.

And moisture. See: mummy
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Postby Zombie Protestor » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:59 pm

loofah wrote:
Zombie Protestor wrote: It works because the bacteria and the enzymatic breakdown your body would go through really need some air to work.

And moisture. See: mummy

Okay, let me rephrase myself. Decay is kind of like a fire: take away one of the things it needs and it stops. Bacteria and enzymes both need air and water to do their thing. In my original post, I said that coating an object in glass will remove the component of air and prevent decay. If you remove all the moisture from something, that will also prevent decay, at the cost of rupturing all of the cell walls when you drain it of its water content, which is why dried things are discolored or brittle and in general different from the way it looked in life.

I'd like to add that a dead thing completely immersed in water decays slower because (aside from aquatic scavengers) the only thing eating at it is bacteria that can get the oxygen they need from the water. If you used a liquid that prohibited bacterial formation like alcohol or fermaldehyde, you stop decay, although that liquid may do its own damage, such as sucking pigmentation out or desiccating the specimen.

EDIT: To answer kvn's ponderings, you would not need to clean the specimen of bacteria first before encasing it, but any air in the creature might feed a small amount of decay, but that decay would be largely limited to the insides of the creature.
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Postby kvn8907 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:20 pm

Wow. Now I got other people pondering this.

Huh. I assumed water would speed the day, in a somewhat similar way to how if you put a piece of meat in water it sometimes disintigrates, though that would also depend on whether the water is distilled, tap, saline, or salt water.

Just a few days ago in Art class I saw a work by Damien Hirst called The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living. It's a shark preserved in formaldehyde. However, over the course of just over 10 years, it shrunk and its spine curled, making it look much different than it did when it was freshly preserved in 1992. You said that internal bacteria can do some work, so I wonder what would happen if you did this with a human and had sterilized insides first. Also, I wonder about the stomach, and if in a nonliving, non-dessecated creature the stomach acid would punch through the stomach and start eating the surrounding area, or if in the absence of new acid being produced, the stomach acid would eventually just dilute and neutrilize before it did much damage.

I posed this question on Yahoo! Answers, (which predictably seems like a question too completed for the tiny brains of most of the people who frequent the site :wink: ), but as one person pointed out, "that is a scary thought in the middle of the night on your bed O.o". But now I'm starting to think about it more, and I'm curious as to what would happen. Maybe I can write in my will that that's what I want done to my body when I die :wink: .
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Postby katzenkoenig » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:27 pm

kvn8907 wrote:Huh. I assumed water would speed the day, in a somewhat similar way to how if you put a piece of meat in water it sometimes disintigrates, though that would also depend on whether the water is distilled, tap, saline, or salt water.


No, no, that has nothing to do with decay, the piece of meat 'disappears' because slydon's dog can eat it now without burning its mouth!
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Postby SemiNomad » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:29 pm

Even if you eliminate all the oxygen, there will still be anaerobic bacteria that can get by just fine. In fact, a lot of the really disgusting smells from decomposition are caused by anaerobic bacteria. That's why it's important to keep a compost bin well ventilated and/or regularly turned over.

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Postby Chrono Crow » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:36 am

katzenkoenig wrote:
kvn8907 wrote:Huh. I assumed water would speed the day, in a somewhat similar way to how if you put a piece of meat in water it sometimes disintigrates, though that would also depend on whether the water is distilled, tap, saline, or salt water.


No, no, that has nothing to do with decay, the piece of meat 'disappears' because slydon's dog can eat it now without burning its mouth!


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Postby loofah » Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:12 am

SemiNomad wrote:Even if you eliminate all the oxygen, there will still be anaerobic bacteria that can get by just fine. In fact, a lot of the really disgusting smells from decomposition are caused by anaerobic bacteria. That's why it's important to keep a compost bin well ventilated and/or regularly turned over.
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