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Dead Bodies - Fact or Fiction?

Dead Bodies - Fact or Fiction? - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Most people are buried in a cemetery when they die but not these guys, they went to extremes. Find out what these men did with their bodies after death and tell us if you believe it or not.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney was fascinated with technology. It's no wonder the creator of Mickey Mouse had his body frozen. Immediately after his death on December 17, 1965, Walt Disney was placed into cryogenic suspension - in other words, frozen. The theory goes that anyone suspended and preserved can be brought back to life, if or when the cure is discovered for whatever that person died from. Technology will be able to revive them from cryogenic suspension. And so Walt Disney waits for the day he'll be brought back to life.

Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy was the father of utilitarianism as well as one of the founders of the University of London in England. He's the most eccentric of them all. When Jeremy died, he left everything to the University on one condition - he had to be publicly dissected in front of his friends, then stuffed, put in his finest clothes and mounted in a chair. Oh, and his walking stick, "Dapple" had to be in his hand. There was one other demand - Jeremy must attend the annual meetings of the University's Board of Governors. Since his death in 1832, Jeremy has attended every meeting.

 

Honore Fragonard

Honore was a vet during the 1700s. He developed a way to preserve dead humans and animals after removing their skin. He could make the muscles and blood vessels of a body look as if the skin was still holding them in place. After Honore's fiance died, her body was stolen from its grave. Not long afterwards, Honore presented a human body - skinned, riding a galloping horse, also skinless. The missing fiance perhaps?

1 I think they're all true, because there are pictures explaining its existence.

Kidz Submit by:

Nickname: Smartest_gurl
Age: 10

1 I guess it's true. I mean they do have pictures.

Kidz Submit by:

Nickname: gumbo2
Age: 10

1 My best friend Samantha told me a story like the Nasty Boil. But this guy got bit on his arm by a spider and it kept swelling up like a balloon in his skin. First he pinched his skin like when you pop a zit. First, a couple eggs came out and then he went to the doctor and cut his skin open and a lot of spider egg sacks came out! AHHHH!

Kidz Submit by:

Nickname: Miaka11
Age: 11

1 Your "theories" couldn't be true. You may have photos but that proves nothing. Your Honore Fragonard story is the least beliveable, the zombie would have fallen apart!

Kidz Submit by:

Nickname: CardShark
Age: 16

What do you think? Are these stories for real or are they all made up? Take our poll and see what others think. Or

Last week I wrote about several traditions and expressions that started around the 1500s. I hope you weren't trying to impress friends and family with your "knowledge." None of them are true. For a detailed explanation on why they can't be true, click here. Here's what you guys thought of the expressions:

I believe all of them. 0%
I believe that a few of them are true. 77%
I think none of them are true. 11%
I don't know. 11%

 

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LUCYQWERTY123 posted in Random:
"Nisya-" wrote:It would be a... super-fast-wings so I could fly anywhere and anytime :D SAME!!!! :punk 8) :D [s:p/zxl]
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Teleportation. 
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Fairkss
Explanation: Hoshi was best friends with the moon girl, Sina who secretly loved him but they drifted apart when Hoshi met Dimitre, a Russian boy. He hung out with Dimitre more and they both fell in love with each other. However, Sina was jealous and so she got Cira, the sun girl, who was in love with Dimitre to distract him and hang out with him. Dimitre was too kind to reject her so he just hung out with her. In the shadows, Sina was bullying and threatening Hoshi not to meet with Dimitre because if he did she would hurt Dimitre. One day Hoshi couldn't handle it and so he ran to find Dimitre after school. He saw Dimitre and went towards him only to get hit by a car. Dimitre saw Hoshi lying on the floor and rushed towards him and hugged him while Hoshi slowly died in his arms. Dimitre never got over his death after that point.
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Fairkss
There once was a boy named Hoshi. Just like his name his smile was as bright as the stars in the sky. One day he met another boy who's eyes were a mixture of the aqua ocean and green land, Earth. His name was Dimitre and he came from a far away land. They fell hard for each other. Their love stronger than anything in the galaxy. The star left the moon's side to join hands with the earth in their journey of love. But a girl carrying a name that meant the moon felt jealous. Jealous of the stars love for the Earth. She wanted to make it so that Hoshi could never meet Dimitre again, and with the help of another girl with her sun-kissed hair, the star could never see the Earth. The sun would blind the Earth so much that he couldn't see Hoshi who would shine brightly with teary eyes, and then when the sun would go to sleep so did the Earth, and only the stars would feel pain. Months went by and Hoshi's heart only broke harder and harder until a plan popped in his brain. The star, lost and all alone, cut off the wings that allowed him to shine and he fell out of the sky with hot fiery pain. Dimitre saw Hoshi in his hurt and painful state and embraced him. They could finally be together. Only for a brief moment, until Hoshi could feel himself slip into a deep sleep wrapped in Dimitre's arms. The star had gone out, and had left a gaping hole in the Earth's heart that could never be filled.
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nqme
nqme posted in Debating:
I appreciate it, but that doesn't help my conscience.  To me, you're practically saying "if one of us dies, that's okay because there are still plenty of other humans all around the world".  I don't put other animals above us, of course, but they still exist.  Anyway, good day.  Enjoy this egg's before  [s:p/1n9v] and after  [s:p/1n7e] because I'm not sure how to say "good day" without sounding sarcastic.
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