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Super-Sized Autopsy Tables Needed For Big Corpses

The Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner's Office has a new addition: An autopsy table that can support 1,000 pounds.
The standard used to be around 300 pounds. But more medical examiners said they need larger tables to accommodate larger bodies.
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On the bright side, these tables can eventually be recycled as buffet-style dining tables.
...go for the real thing:
Police say Jennings had the woman climb a ladder so she could test a noose that would support a skeleton during a neighborhood haunted house later in the month. The woman says her husband then turned on the garage radio and pulled the ladder away.
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No comment on the intelligence of someone who can be convinced to test the strength of a noose, by standing on her tiptoes, no less. And Lucy isn't going to pull the football away at the last minute, this time, Charlie Brown.
Ignore all the tedious pseudo-intellectual art-school drivel that reads like it was generated by machine [SnobMaster 2.01]. This art project is interesting, if only because it looks like outerwear and accessories fashioned by and for cenobites.

Makes a great substitute for all those times you have desired to hollow out a human head and wear it as a hat while driving through three states.
The story of the guy who kept his gamey leg in a smoker is all over the news today:
The mother, Peg Steele, explained her son had his leg amputated after a plane crash and kept the leg following the surgery "for religious reasons" she doesn't know much about.

"The rest of the family was very much against it," Steele said.story
I've always wondered how difficult it would be to convince the hospital to let you keep a body part after an amputation or removal. Personally I think it should be simple, it is, after all, something which you rightfully own. On the other hand, I can understand the reluctance of doctors, especially if the organ or limb is diseased or otherwise full of infection. It seems, however, as in most cases, that 'religious reasons' trump all.

I hope he gets the leg back. It will make a wicked table lamp.