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Dead woman’s fat sets crematorium on fire

by | 7th, June 2012

WHEN a large women was cremated in Graz, Austria, her fat blocked an air filter causing the entire venue to burn to the ground.

The woman, who weighed, 440-pounds, overheated the crematorium’s filter system.

Former Graz city fire chief Otto Widetschek says that crematoria need to be adapted to melt the fat:

“In Switzerland, there is now a special crematorium for XXL-bodies.”

You’d think the pragmatic Swiss would have created a system of fat harvesting, whereby the dead are used to power a small town, merchant bank or inner-city KFC. The less said about Austrians and their traditional enthusiasm for burning bodies – aka evidence – the better.  Perhaps it was the danger of fire that caused the Austrians to ensure that the dead were very thin before setting them alight?



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