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Submitted by timothy
timothy (36799) writes "Big ocean, long pig.

As places to study what happens to corpses, the Atlantic Ocean is both much larger and much more specialized than the famous "body farm" in Knoxville, TN. But for all kinds of good reasons, sending human bodies into Davy Jones' locker just see where they float and how they bloat is unpopular. Pigs don't pay taxes, and more importantly, they don't vote. So scientists have taken to using them as human-body proxies, to study what happens when creatures of similar size and hairlessness (aka Us) end up 86ed and in the drink."

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