Friday, March 25, 2005


Some crazy Austrians decided it would be a good idea to use cadavers in crash tests. Why? Not to create more life-like scenarios for crash testing, but to build better crash test dummies:
Researchers at an Austrian university used human corpses to study how to develop better crash-test dummies, and authorities are now investigating whether the scientists should be charged with violating the dignity of the dead, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
"Dignity of the dead?" I don't advocate using cadavers for crash testing, but it seems that an individual's claim on dignity are gone once their breathing permit expires.

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