Archive for March 18th, 2009

Bring Out Your Dead

Several years ago, boffins at Kansas State University performed a comprehensive examination of the available methods of – wait for it – carcass disposal. The motivation was fairly benign – prompted, probably, by problems faced overseas during large-volume animal culls (BSE in England, avian flu throughout Asia), the researchers wanted to figure out the best options for safely and efficiently disposing of large numbers of animal carcasses should there be an outbreak of similar diseases here. Or, because this was that great, paranoid post-9/11 era, because a gajillion livestock had been infected by terrorist bioweapons.

Not to be giving anyone any ideas they didn’t already have by this point, but I first became aware of this report a couple days ago, when I stumbled across it on a file-sharing site, where the description helpfully (?) noted that while dealing strictly with livestock, any disposal method that works on four-legged animals should work just as well with two-legged animals. Wink, wink.
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Published in: Geekiness, General, Security | on March 18th, 2009 | 1 Comment »