Friday, March 17, 2006

Now they're just toast

Meltdown for the cryonicsists:

RAYMOND MARTINOT and his wife were the toast of the world cryonics movement. For years they were France's best preserved corpses, lying in a freezer in a chateau in the Loire Valley, in the hope that modern science could one day bring them back to life.

But the French couple's journey into the future ended prematurely when, 22 years after his mother's body was put into cold store, their son discovered the freezer unit had broken down and they had started to thaw.

The couple's bodies were removed from the faulty freezer and cremated this week.

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