Burning the Fat
This next report makes me feel better about our own country’s obesity crisis, well, sort of. According to the AFP Britain’s populous is getting so obese that existing crematories can’t accommodate the broader coffins—creepy. More from the report:
Standard coffins are typically between 22-26 inches (55-65 centimetres) wide, but many undertakers now use super-size 40 inch-wide casks to accommodate bigger bodies.I guess sawing them in half isn’t a good solution, right?
"As long as the nation keeps on piling on the pounds, pressure will continue to be placed on crematoria," said Hazel Harding of the Local Government Association (LGA), which has to deal with funding for the building work.
"This is just another demonstration of how the UK's obesity problem is putting a real strain on public services."
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