Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Goo of Death or Cottage Cheese

How can one resist headlines like Goo of Death Solves Headless Corpse Mystery? (Sounds like a job for Mystery Inc.)

Its texture can vary. While this corpse's adipocere resembled concrete, fresher adipocere can be softer. "A lot of people say it's greasy, I always think of it like a thick cottage cheese consistency, because it's kind of lumpy, also," said Ann Ross, an anthropologist at North Carolina State University, who has encountered adipocere in her own investigations. "Now you'll never eat cottage cheese."

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