Ask a Mortician: What Happens to Breast Implants When You're Cremated?

It's your lucky day: A new episode of Ask a Mortician has arrived, full of totally true death facts.

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In this new clip, our mortician friend Caitlin Doughty explains what happens to stuff like breast implants or metal hip replacement joints when a body is cremated. Hint: That road sign you drove by earlier might have been someone's knees. Also: Exploding Pacemakers would be a good band name.

For more Ask a Mortician, click here. You can also follow Caitlin on Twitter and Facebook and at Order Of The Good Death. Her book comes out September 15th.

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kathatherlee
RaisedByHeathens Orange Meanie-Pants

Exploding pacemakers are super super serial. Retorts (the actual "oven" parts of the crematory) Are kind of dangerous. A guy in GA was cut in half a few years back when a faulty door fell on him ( and he wasn't using proper equipment. None if your body is ever supposed to cross the threshold)