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Left alone, a human corpse will soon be feasted upon by maggots. Also, depending on the circumstances, by a cat.
Just in time for Halloween, a rare “corpse flower” that gets its nickname from its putrid smell is expected to bloom next week at Dartmouth College’s greenhouse.
Officials said a Bellingham Fire Department officer retired and another resigned after an investigation revealed a deceased person was taken to a fire station in July where several department members practiced intubations on the body.
A 59-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for crimes related to keeping the body of his deceased father inside a freezer south of Portland and collecting his father’s government benefits.
If you’ve got school-age ghosts and goblins in your home, you should know these basics of Halloween parties. • Edible fake blood: Mix together light corn syrup with enough red food dye to get the color you want. Sprinkle in a little unsweetened cocoa powder to darken the mixture. Too thick? Thin with water. Too thin? Thicken with flour or cornstarch, mixed in slowly.
We’re not quite done with Halloween yet. Here’s a round-up of a few more festive recipes, including a couple of creepy – yet classic – cocktails and two last-minute, no-bake options.
Something reeks at Spokane Community College. And it emanates from a most unlikely place – inside the campus greenhouse.
Something reeks at Spokane Community College. And it emanates from a most unusual place – inside the campus greenhouse. Last week an unusual plant blossomed. In its native rainforest, the Amorphophallus konjac attracts corpse-eating insects by perfuming the air with a smell reminiscent of dead, rotting animals.