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ADIPOCERE aka CORPSE WAX (Ask a Mortician)

Here’s a link to order some adipocere cream: Just kidding there is no link WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU. Here are real links to get my first book for $2.99 (until 87): And the paperback of my second book: Thank you Patron deathlings, who make this all possible! MY BOOKS on the funeral industry and death around the world (hardcover, ebook, or audiobook): Order in the UK: Co-Op Funeral Home in Seattle: Undertaking LA: WHERE ELSE YOU CAN FIND ME Website: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: CREDITS Mortician: Caitlin Doughty Writing & Research: Louise Hung (@LouiseHung1) Editor & Graphics: Landis Blair (@landisblair) LEARN MORE “The Chemistry of Death – Adipocere degradation in modern graveyards” S. Fielder, A.E. Berns, L. Schwarz, A.T. Whelk, M. Graw. Forensic Science International, Volume 257, Dec. 1, 2015 “Decay Process of a Cadaver” João Pinheiro “Goo of Death Helps Solve Mystery of Headless Corpse” “Soap on a Bone: How Corpse Wax Forms” “The effect of the method of burial on adipocere formation” Forbes, Shari L.; Stuart, Barbara H.; Dent, Boyd B. Forensic Science International, Volume 154, Nov. 10, 2005 “Germany’s Tired Graveyards: A Rotten Way to Go?” “Adipocere or Saponification” “The Curious Case of Mrs. Ellenbogen” N. Dhody, Anna. Expedition Magazine. Penn Museum, 2016 Web. 23 Jul 2018 “Soap on a Bone”