Why Don’t We Taxidermy Humans?

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Big thanks to my friend at Order Of The Good Death for info: http://www.youtube.com/user/OrderoftheGoodDeath

Music by: http://www.youtube.com/jakechudnow

Song at end of video [direct link]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q_47b507vg

Taxidermied animal from “Unnecessary Otter”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiJZ47G78XQ

Space Burial: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_burial

Get yourself space-buried: http://www.celestis.com/services.asp

Cat body turned into diamonds: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324020804578149662961901842.html?mod=djemITP_h

CHUCK TESTA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJP1DphOWPs

Taxidermy cat quadcopter: http://www.geekologie.com/2012/06/weirdo-turns-his-taxidermied-cat-into-a.php

Creative taxidermy:

Taxidermy Gone Wild




Interesting article on displaying human bodies: http://www.livescience.com/12994-body-worlds-human-taxidermy.html

Jeremy Bentham “mummy”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_bentham

3D Jeremy Bentham: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Bentham-Project/who/autoicon/Virtual_Auto_Icon

Get mummified: http://www.summum.org/mummification/enshrinement.shtml

Galileo’s Middle Finger: http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/galileos-middle-finger

Taxidermy on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxidermy

Skin facts [PDF]: http://www.particlesciences.com/docs/technical_briefs/TB_3.pdf

Freeze-drying your pets:



Abraham Lincoln’s moving body:



Embalmbed guy on motorcycle: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1269846/The-quick-dead-Embalmed-biker-sits-astride-motorcycle-funeral-home.html

Lenin video [gross]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMDwXnAWja0

After We Die [BOOK]: http://bit.ly/SRlX0h

How plastination works: http://isp.plastination.org/silicone.html

How to be plastinated [PDF]: http://www.bodyworlds.com/Downloads/Temp/Amsterdam12/BoDo/KSP_Broschuere_EN_EU.pdf

Ways of preserving your body compared: http://www.transtopia.net/plastination.html

What parts of your body do you own? http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/rethinking-healthcare/which-body-parts-should-you-be-allowed-to-sell/9390

Who owns a dead body? http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2002/03/habeas_corpses.single.html#pagebreak_anchor_2

Who owns a dead body and Anthony-Noel Kelly: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2001/jan/30/1

Pet taxidermy video [kind of gross]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=-2UvYTXiaxw

20 Responses to Why Don’t We Taxidermy Humans?

  1. Bluemon


    So fukcing random

  2. Federico Paez

    And what about "the homeless" a fine piece of art made by the spanish doctor Pedro Ara, who by using a technique called parafination, made posibly the perfect conservation of the head and shoulders of a dead man, who not only was a homeless but also his friend.

  3. dragonymash

    we said ‘wow’ at the same time lmao

  4. Loading Screen

    Because this would be really creepy

  5. EnderGirl 2318

    I lirteally did an assessment where I had to create a Ted talk in school that is very similar except I explained that cremation and burial are bad.
    Edit: I just wachted this video today and has nothing to do with the inspiration behind my assessment.

  6. Tomoko Kuroki

    Real message: America is the problem.

  7. Alexander Balesini

    When I die I want to be launched into outer space for $12,500, then maybe aliens will find me and say "oh this guys must have been sexy" 😀

  8. rainy gay

    When I die, I hope we will have come so exceptionally far in science and technology that I can be turned into a black hole.

  9. Ismail Satour

    we had a biology teacher in my old school who donated his skeleton, a science teacher made my brother carry his skeleton through 3 floors while not knowing it's a human skeleton, the skeleton is really heavy.

  10. Doug sillig

    You forgot cryonics

  11. Carina Rydberg

    I love how he keeps popping up

  12. Dog Aj

    Vsauce: YOU ARE AMAZING!! Your answers are descriptive, and some I never even thought of!! Thank you!

  13. Kai Prieto

    Is 2017 his ashes there yet?

  14. Terrormist

    Vsauce Micheal here, and when you die..

  15. BJCubes -

    Hey vsause Michel here forgot that was a meme :p

  16. V Nime

    Woah. You mean, Galileo, one of the most influential figures in the scientific world, has a single finger still in existence, basically willingly displayed by the people as he wordlessly tells people to fuck themselves from the dead?

    Lucky bitch.

  17. Hydro

    Did the new horizon probe ever make it to Pluto in 2015?

  18. Otaku Obsession

    Uh, why don’t you scan the original facial structure and 3d print a plastic model to place inside the taxidermied human, before you remove the bones of the person?

  19. Felipe Cavedon

    Thank you, now I know what I need to do!

  20. umbreonXGrowlithe 7995

    wow Galileo is so rude

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