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Cryogenic Catastrophes

Date 17 Sep 2006
Author The Editor

A French couple's final wishes to be preserved by freezing came to a chilling end this week. reports that Raymond Martinot had been keeping his parents in a cryogenically designed freezer in the basement of his Chateau. However it seems the futuristic technology was a little too ambitious as the inbuilt temperature alerts failed, raising temperatures by 20 degrees from the required -65C, thawing the dead parents. The couple had estimated that by 2050 the world's technology would be able to wake them from their 22-year ice-age, but sadly they will ultimately find peace in the polar-extreme cremation process, enforced by French law.

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