Let's Get Cryonic

This week you can celebrate the science fictional practice of cryonics during Colorado's "Frozen Dead Guy Days," a weekend of revelry devoted to "Grandpa" Bredo Morstoel, a guy who has been cryonically frozen inside a shed for several years. His hope was that at some point he'd be defrosted in a future world where he would be rebooted and given a second chance at life. The festival is fairly goofy, but there's a serious group behind the cyrogenic experiments, the International Cryonics Institute and Center for Life Extension. Cryonics has been a popular obsession for years now, showing up in the books of Robert Heinlein and influencing baseball player Ted Williams to get himself frozen. Timothy Leary almost got cryonic too, but decided at the last minute to be cremated. [via Laughing Squid]


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@92BuickLeSabre: Actually, cooler is the right word. Space is much more cold then cryogenicly frozen.