Absurdly Fat Australian Corpses Are ‘Health Hazard’

A report published in the Medical Journal of Australia is claiming that as high a number as 75% of Australians who live outside cities are ‘obese’ when they die and that as a result, their considerable girth is causing all manner of problems for mortuary and cemetery staff down under:

‘More than two-thirds of Australians living outside major cities are overweight or obese, and extremely obese corpses are creating a safety hazard at mortuaries, according to two studies released Sunday.
Nearly three quarters of men and 64 percent of women were overweight in a study of people in rural areas. Just 30 percent of those studied recorded a healthy weight, said research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.’


Fatter corpses cause hazard for mortuaries
Medical Journal of Australia
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Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.