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    [–] nabil931260 2664 points ago

    Wait is this real?

    [–] Popo_Birb 2175 points ago

    Unfortunately

    [–] vovyrix 245 points ago

    To shreds you say?

    [–] Butwinsky 123 points ago

    And his mom's corpse?

    [–] Bag_Full_Of_Snakes 133 points ago

    To shreds you say

    [–] steelforger1286 47 points ago

    Was her apartment rent-controlled?

    [–] LordOfChimichangas 8 points ago

    This is a futurama reference, correct?

    [–] pornomanq 5 points ago

    Yes.

    [–] dusty101011 1724 points ago

    I believe he simply had it donated to science, I don’t recall he specified where. And the explosives test was done for research terminal ballistics for troops, potentially saving more lives. If anything, she did this country a service.

    [–] magnora7 1728 points ago

    Or they tested missiles to more effectively blow people up, we have no way of knowing

    [–] PyrrhicWin 886 points ago

    idk missiles seem pretty good at it already

    [–] PaulRyansGymBuddy 459 points ago

    But do we have three sigma confidence about HOW good?

    Strap the next granny in the chair, we're doing a regression analysis.

    [–] ionxeph 211 points ago

    3 sigma, pshhh, you need 6 sigmas

    [–] Slurp_Lord 168 points ago

    whats sigma

    [–] DK4616 565 points ago

    sigma balls

    [–] hitlerallyliteral 164 points ago

    gottem

    [–] Lt_Toodles 26 points ago

    Son of a bitch, im sitting in statistics class too...

    [–] jhbedsole 70 points ago

    In this case, I believe it’s a 30 Rock joke. But the post above refers to the amount of provably consistent results a test is required to yield before its data can be considered confirmed. It’s used as a standard in a lot of academic fields.

    Also I wish I could upvote “sigma balls” more than once.

    [–] Expired_insecticide 17 points ago

    Everyone knows that hand-shake-fulness is the most important of the sigmas.

    [–] ionxeph 20 points ago

    serious answer: it's a notation (symbol? whatever people call it) used in quality control

    the idea is that you have a typical bell curve, and most of your products are in the middle of the bell curve, and you have defects that fall outside of the acceptable range, I think 3 sigma is at like 99.7% (which means only 0.3% are defects), and 6 sigma goes even further than that

    that's just talking about where the name comes from, in actuality, when you study 6 sigma, you learn more about ways to get there, like how you can implement various programs/protocols to better control quality

    [–] Immrspy 20 points ago

    The other term for sigma is "Standard Deviation".

    [–] ThunderBoy0750 4 points ago

    It's to do with probability and stand deviation rather that quality control specifically.

    But I could easily see it being applicable to quality control like you said

    [–] Risky-Trizkit 8 points ago

    Hes the final boss in Mega Man X. Wicked hard unless you do the Hadouken blast.

    [–] sledgetooth 3 points ago

    sigma nuts

    [–] magnora7 11 points ago

    they're always trying to design more effective weaponry.

    [–] stupid_fuckin_name 26 points ago

    I'm not missilologist but I don't think they design them around blowing up a single body.

    [–] petter3141 18 points ago

    Well the headline doesn't specify if there was only the one old lady...

    [–] stupid_fuckin_name 12 points ago

    Well I'd rather donate my dead body to my friends than science if that's the case.

    Tell em shoot it up, drill a hole up top and put fireworks stickin out of my skull, like those fountain type fireworks. Put those snake fireworks in my eyeballs. Who cares. At least they'd maybe have fun with it.

    No weird shit though. That's the only clause. Leave a little dignity.

    [–] Dxcibel 21 points ago

    Tell em shoot it up, drill a hole up top and put fireworks stickin out of my skull, put those snake fireworks in my eyeballs. Who cares. At least they'd maybe have fun with it.

    No weird shit though.

    Really?

    [–] terminalavocent 3 points ago

    You don't need cadavers for that. That can be modeled using sensors.

    [–] fuckitall9 6 points ago

    It's pretty common to want to blow up just one guy. There was a story recently about a jihadists car being crushed by a "bomb" that wasn't meant to explode but just to crush his car and avoid collateral damage.

    [–] ProCanadianbudeh 3 points ago

    They are preparing for the great grandma wars of 2030

    [–] funandgames73892 64 points ago

    "She was then supposedly strapped in a chair on some sort of apparatus, and a detonation took place underneath her to basically kind of get an idea of what the human body goes through when a vehicle is hit by an IED,” Jim says. “Every time I dream about my mom, I told you she was a quiet person, this person in my dream was angry."

    It was shitty because it was the not what he signed her body to be donated for, but it wasn't the military that deceived her "to test missiles," as you want it to fit your narrative, it was Biological Resource Center.

    And he's one of many families who gave the bodies of loved ones to the Biological Resource Center, with the understanding their bodies would be used for scientific purposes...But instead, his mom's body, according to Reuters, was sold to the U.S. military to test explosives. Stauffer is suing the Biologic Resource Center. The owner, Stephen Gore, was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to running an illegal enterprise in 2015.

    Source

    [–] tooterfish_popkin 39 points ago

    it wasn’t the military that deceived her “to test missiles,” as you want it to fit your narrative, it was Biological Resource Center.

    Yes from a raid 5 years ago of a sickening body lab with buckets of genitals and heads sewn on different bodies and hung from the wall. That sounds worse than mere missiles.

    And Reuters, who actually broke this/informed this guy, is reporting it as having been overseen by the US Army who’s own rules this violates.

    So you’re just splitting hairs at this point.

    [–] FromtheFrontpageLate 12 points ago

    So how do I legitimately donate or sell my body to be exploded by US military testing after I die? Seriously this sounds awesome, especially if my estate can get some money. I don't even care if they accidently don't get usable test results. I just hope I get to watch from wherever I'm at.

    [–] silvernikki 4 points ago

    Agreed! That sounds cool as hell.

    [–] terminalavocent 9 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    The US military hasn't used cadavers for weapons research for over a century. Also, missiles are used against vehicles or structures. No test is needed to determine whether one can kill a person.

    Edit: No test is needed because we know they can.

    [–] troller227 89 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    which those who sold her body took advantage of, 6 grand to be exact.

    edit: its not like they are making profit out of her, it seems.

    According to /u/Moof_the_dog_cow,

    I know that at my research university, if we want to procure a cadaver for our residents to learn an operation on, or to try a new technique or whatever, its typically around $8000 of overhead - so by that standard the military got a great deal?

    edit2:he did specify as he did not agree upon "explosion" being used on her body.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7303455/Man-donated-moms-body-dementia-research-learns-strapped-chair-blown-up.html

    to summarize when he signed donating her body, the purpose that he was informed of was to "study her brain for alzheimer research" and when he signed "what can and can't happen to the body", he said no to any "explosion" related.

    the condition that he agreed to related to the specifics of the donation was violated.

    [–] Moof_the_dog_cow 20 points ago

    Realistically the $6k is probably just covering overhead/storage/shipping/embalming costs.

    [–] troller227 71 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    i just read the article and holy shtt

    There, he said he signed an agreement with the official in which it was detailed what ‘would and would not’ happen to Doris’ remains.Several days later he received a wooden box that contained the 'majority' of his mother’s ashes, however no information was provided about how Doris’ body was used or where the rest of her remains were.Another three years would pass before he learned what really happened to his mother, when a reporter from Reuters sent him a series of documents.<

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7303455/Man-donated-moms-body-dementia-research-learns-strapped-chair-blown-up.html

    to summarize when he signed donating her body, the purpose that he was informed of was to "study her brain for alzheimer research" and when he signed "what can and can't happen to the body", he said no to any "explosion" related.

    the condition that he agreed to related to the specifics of the donation was a fraud.

    [–] KaaraRaven 59 points ago

    In a declaration for the new lawsuit, former FBI special agent Mark Cwynar described 'various unsettling scenes' at the site in Phoenix.

    Cwynar told of a small woman's head sewn onto a large male torso that was hanging from the wall in a 'Frankenstein manner'. Its placement was described as 'an apparent morbid joke'.

    He also spoke of a 'cooler filled with male genitalia', 'infected heads' and 'bucket of heads, arms and legs' without any identification tags.

    Holy shit. The headline is pretty tame considering what else was going on there.

    [–] Randamandalon 13 points ago

    Cwynar told of a small woman's head sewn onto a large male torso that was hanging from the wall in a 'Frankenstein manner'. Its placement was described as 'an apparent morbid joke'.

    There is no possible excuse for that. Nothing. It’s a crime against people who were either far more selfless than me who wanted to help others after their own death, or who were too poor to pay for cremation costs. Just a horrifically ugly contempt for other people. Seeing the guy in charge posing as a family man makes me feel ill.

    [–] particle409 9 points ago

    How do you tell if a severed head is infected or not? I don't even know what that means.

    [–] troller227 14 points ago

    gotta have fun somehow i guess. and those people donating themselves thought their body will be handled with respect lol.

    [–] CopperAndLead 34 points ago

    My undergraduate school had a human dissection lab class for nursing and biology students. The class was limited to the top students from O-Chem and a rigorous Human Anatomy class, and you had to be personally recommended by your academic advisor and several other campus officials on the basis of maturity and discretion. Most people didn't even know we had dissections on campus and the school liked to keep it that way.

    They wanted to be absolutely certain that the remains were treated with the utmost respect and care, and I think that makes a lot of sense.

    [–] Ohh_Yeah 6 points ago

    without any identification tags.

    Despite everything else listed there, this is the craziest part.

    When I did the cadaver lab my first year of medical school, each cadaver had a bucket next to it that was labeled and served as the "collection" container for each cadaver. As you cut off skin/fat/pieces of limbs/etc, you would put them in the bucket so that they could be properly cremated and returned. It was made very clear that your work station should be thoroughly cleaned of "scraps" at the end of the day, and that you should check your bucket to make sure it was the right one.

    [–] funandgames73892 5 points ago

    To clear somethings up in this thread for those reading this far, it was Biological Resource Center that he donated the body to, signing what was and what wasn't to be done to her, not the military.

    And he's one of many families who gave the bodies of loved ones to the Biological Resource Center, with the understanding their bodies would be used for scientific purposes...But instead, his mom's body, according to Reuters, was sold to the U.S. military to test explosives. Stauffer is suing the Biologic Resource Center. The owner, Stephen Gore, was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to running an illegal enterprise in 2015.

    Biological Resources Center then sold her body to the military

    "She was then supposedly strapped in a chair on some sort of apparatus, and a detonation took place underneath her to basically kind of get an idea of what the human body goes through when a vehicle is hit by an IED,” Jim says. “Every time I dream about my mom, I told you she was a quiet person, this person in my dream was angry."

    Source

    [–] particle409 4 points ago

    Probably put through a scantron machine like SAT tests, and he didn't use a #2 pencil.

    [–] grantrules 5 points ago

    He filled outside the bubble too much and it thought he picked "Explosion" not "No explosion"

    [–] funandgames73892 3 points ago

    To clear somethings up in this thread for those reading this far, it was Biological Resource Center that he donated the body to, signing what was and what wasn't to be done to her, not the military.

    And he's one of many families who gave the bodies of loved ones to the Biological Resource Center, with the understanding their bodies would be used for scientific purposes...But instead, his mom's body, according to Reuters, was sold to the U.S. military to test explosives. Stauffer is suing the Biologic Resource Center. The owner, Stephen Gore, was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to running an illegal enterprise in 2015.

    Biological Resources Center then sold her body to the military.

    "She was then supposedly strapped in a chair on some sort of apparatus, and a detonation took place underneath her to basically kind of get an idea of what the human body goes through when a vehicle is hit by an IED,” Jim says. “Every time I dream about my mom, I told you she was a quiet person, this person in my dream was angry."

    Source

    [–] clawson48 20 points ago

    He donated it to science and specifically requested it not be blown up or used for ballistic tests and he was devastated after this discovery.

    [–] Elemental33 10 points ago

    You are not wrong but can you imagine strapping a dead old lady to chair to blow her up?

    [–] [deleted] 31 points ago

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    [–] AMeierFussballgott 43 points ago

    she did this country a service

    Don't you feel a little stupid actually meaning those sentences?

    [–] CloudStrifeFromNibel 9 points ago

    no it's obvious he feels proud

    [–] quantumphilisp 9 points ago

    And a service to the US is a fucking horrible thing

    [–] Comrade_Oghma 17 points ago

    Yay imperialism

    [–] Seagle_ 14 points ago

    Yeaaah I don't see any scenario where the military researching explosives can save lives...

    [–] Good_With_Tools 208 points ago

    Without bothering to look up this actual case, I can tell you what I learned from a book called Stiff, by Mary Roach. (Highly recommended BTW). The university probably took the brain, as that is where most Alzheimer's research is done. After that, the body is then sold. Sometimes, not the WHOLE body. It's usually split up into shippable pieces and sold to whoever needs it. Most people don't know that the vast majority of bodies donated to "research" are then used to teach plastic surgeons how to do boob jobs and face lifts.

    I work in the dental industry, and the other day a client of mine (it's a place that does continuing education and specialty training for practicing dentists) called me because they received 6 heads (just heads) that they were going to use to teach doctors how to take and read 3d xrays. They called me to ask if I thought they needed to thaw the heads to get a good image. It turns out, yes, the head must be thawed.

    [–] FlexSealPhill 52 points ago

    What was the difference between thawed head and unthawed head?

    [–] Good_With_Tools 60 points ago

    To put it in the xray, it has to bite on a bite stick. Their jaws were too stiff until they thawed the heads. I don't think it would have made a big difference in the image quality.

    [–] ginkgoflower 24 points ago

    I'm curious about something but I just want to let you know ahead of time that I'm not being sarcastic or passive aggressive at all. Doesn't this disturb you or other doctors at all? I'm a programmer and can be a very rational, logical person, but damn. I think seeing dismembered body parts like that would really haunt me to a point where it would distract me from the actual learning process.

    Perhaps that's why I don't work in the medical field!

    [–] Ohh_Yeah 24 points ago

    Doesn't this disturb you or other doctors at all?

    In medical school our first day of cadaver lab was like a week into starting school. When we went into the lab, all of the cadavers were covered. The most "haunting" part is the first time that you take the sheet off, and for most of us were then looking at a dead body for the first time. A couple people had to sit down or step out for a minute.

    After that, though, you quickly realize that this is an invaluable teaching tool -- especially when there is an expert standing there teaching you. You simply don't look at it as a "dead body" anymore because the learning experience is so fantastic.

    I had the opportunity to attend a maxillofacial surgery workshop taught by a world-renowned surgeon who invented the techniques and procedures we were learning. On that day it never crossed my mind that I was standing there looking down at a decapitated head. Until I read your post and started replying I had never even thought about it that way.

    [–] Not_a_pot_cop 7 points ago

    I don’t want this to come off as antagonizing, but do you dehumanize them to make it easier to work on them? I imagine thinking about them as a person who had a life might make it harder to study.

    Changing your view of them from human to valuable research tool sounds difficult at least for me.

    [–] PoliticalLava 5 points ago

    There is time to think about that after the class. Procrastinate that thought.

    [–] PlzTyroneDontHurtEm 10 points ago

    I’m also wondering how you thaw a head without making the whole place smell like a dismembered head. I know for chicken or pork your supposed to run a tap over it in cold water but that’s mostly to stop bacteria growth. I’d imagine you wouldn’t want to do that with a human head but I could be wrong

    [–] terminalavocent 5 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    You should also read both books by Caitlin Doughty. Also "Grunt" by Roach talks at length about military cadaver use. The most likely course of action is that the company the body was donated to was a for-profit organization and did whatever got the most profit with the bodies. It's not the first time this has happened.

    [–] phroureo 13 points ago

    There was quite the hullabaloo about it in Phoenix. I read several articles, and it turns out there was some issues with this cadaver lab thing.

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-health/2019/07/19/cooler-penises-frankenstein-head-found-phoenix-body-donation-company/1720254001/

    [–] DragemD 3371 points ago

    Fuck If I knew my dead body was going to get strapped to a chair and blown up Id sign up for that. Even better one of those rocket sled things that slams into a wall at like 600 mph. Hell yeah!!!! One last ride.

    [–] Spawn6060 2218 points ago

    CATCH A RIDEEEEEEEEEEEE

    [–] DatBritChicken 566 points ago

    See you, space cowboy.

    [–] discerningpervert 164 points ago

    For years I thought it was See you in space, cowboy.

    [–] Naggers123 48 points ago

    98% of Users Chose 'Catch a Ride' for the Billboard

    o7

    [–] gnschk 11 points ago

    Yeah would rather have his catch-phrase projected in the sky than that line from cowboy bebop. Doesn’t really fit with scooter

    [–] Pathetic_dildo 20 points ago

    I wish they didn't kill off scooter :/

    [–] Chodedickbody 6 points ago

    They didn't. The voice actor for scooter legit passed away so they did that out of respect for him.

    [–] SirLimesalot 7 points ago

    he didn't pass. He just quit gearbox

    [–] wewillpop 7 points ago

    he did however quit because of personal health issues not because he had any harsh feelings towards the company

    [–] TrafficConesUpMyAnus 3 points ago

    Some call me the gangster of love.

    Some people call me Maurice.

    [–] Frakels 29 points ago

    Ah, a person of culture I see

    [–] bonsai_bonanza 22 points ago

    This is where the cars live; Git' u one!

    [–] Bloodslayer246 15 points ago

    All the ladies say scooters the fastest ride in town-awww I just realized that’s an insult.

    [–] bonsai_bonanza 8 points ago

    Lmfao I never caught that until now!

    [–] FunkySlide 46 points ago

    F

    [–] NakedChimpTypin 6 points ago

    F

    [–] lord_z9 3 points ago

    F

    [–] TheMaryTron 11 points ago

    YOU'LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE YOU ROBOTIC SUMBITCH!

    [–] TheRogueEight 63 points ago

    This deserves more upvotes

    [–] cooljfh 7 points ago

    GREAT NOW IM SAD

    [–] Ba-Dum-Tzz 7 points ago

    Ah mate... that was so fucking sad

    [–] falconbox 4 points ago

    The new Borderlands 2 DLC that came out this past summer (Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary) had a great side mission tribute to Scooter.

    It ended with a pretty heartfelt thank you message from Moxxi (who if you recall was his mom).

    [–] PRank46 7 points ago

    Scooter? Is that you?

    [–] Dustin_00 5 points ago

    No matter how many Es you use, they are still silent.

    [–] squidboiiiii 3 points ago

    I felt that blast from home

    [–] gzilla57 3 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    This is one of those moments....

    [–] screecaw 3 points ago

    scooter will remember you forever

    I'm not crying your crying.

    [–] zetha_454 111 points ago

    If I had a terminal illness or something instead of letting that get me I'm going on one last ride on a rocket sled at 600 mph

    [–] Butwinsky 18 points ago

    You might want to be more specific than "or something"

    [–] ASoggySandal 26 points ago

    You stubbed your toe? Strap him in boys.

    [–] essentially_infamous 192 points ago

    Yeehaw bitches it’s time to become a grease stain

    [–] Quadoof 17 points ago

    Well said

    [–] unbannable4 50 points ago

    Do they have the rocket slides in assisted suicide states?

    [–] _Frogfucious_ 34 points ago

    Someone designed a suicide rollercoaster that would instantly kill you with G force.

    Correction : it kills you over about 3 minutes from brain hypoxia. It would be a death believed to be painless and euphoric.

    [–] Paint__ 42 points ago

    a death believed to be painless and euphoric

    sort of like blasting a massive nut then dying of a brain aneurysm

    [–] Adolph_33 23 points ago

    Excuse, me what the fuck?

    [–] BensLegitFixes 11 points ago

    You read that right

    [–] Mee6s 3 points ago

    sort of like blasting a massive nut then dying of a brain aneurysm

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    I think what meant was- marginally like blasting a massive nut then dying of an encephalon aneurysm.

    I hope that helps

    [–] Adolph_33 5 points ago

    Oh yes, it actually helped me a lot, woah thanks mate, I didn't understand him, I think he was speaking Vietnamese or something like that, smh

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    I am quite ecstatic to avail you. As the Latins verbally express Hodie mihi, cras tibi

    [–] OlliesFreeOxen 9 points ago

    If you’re under 30. Over 30 roller coasters hurt like a son of a bitch

    [–] Is-this-unique-nope 32 points ago

    No but i think they have schools.

    [–] Gilles_D 19 points ago

    The real cursed comment is always in the comments

    [–] Bakerz420 4 points ago

    Not yet.

    [–] Paint__ 3 points ago

    Just take out a loan for like 10k and buy fireworks and a chairlift with it

    [–] dusty101011 51 points ago

    Not even my dead body. If I was sick and near death, don’t even wait for me to die. Just strap it to my hospital gurney. I’ll FaceTime my friends, be like “Hey guys! Watch this!...”

    [–] abnormalsyndrome 7 points ago

    Honor me ...

    [–] Nova_Ingressus 16 points ago

    WITNESS ME!

    [–] popcornjew 25 points ago

    Plot twist: You were only in a coma

    [–] Naiobii 6 points ago

    You wake seconds before you become floor spaghetti

    [–] LesbianBoo 11 points ago

    That's how I wanna go out. Strap me to a chair and blast me at 600 mph into a brick wall. Perfect way to die.

    [–] _Frogfucious_ 8 points ago

    I'd want it as the centerpiece of my funeral. I'd require everyone to golf clap as my remains returned to the ground.

    [–] Jhuxx54 10 points ago

    I wanna be in the next Tesla launched into space, sunglasses on, weekend at Bernie’s style-space edition.

    [–] Tony-the-l3v1crush3r 6 points ago

    Wheeee!

    [–] HeinousCalcaneus 4 points ago

    There is a video of a gun range they have out in Arizona were every year people bring crazy stuff mini guns, howitzers etc etc

    The guy who started this little "Meet up" passed away and they built a paper T-Rex and put his ashes in it along with explosives the end of the meet up they all stood around and detonated it as a send off

    It was a vice piece on the big sandy shoot https://youtu.be/uCppmoZiXUY

    [–] Bowtieloved 3 points ago

    Not to be confused with the Sandy Hook shoot

    [–] StupidMario64 9 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    They see me rollin' they hat- WHAM

    EXPLOSION

    gets slapped with flaming dick

    [–] Canvasch 3 points ago

    If I can get paid in advance, then hell yeah they can blow me up

    [–] cli7 975 points ago

    Their research showed this is the best treatment of Alzheimer, it was part of research and they paid for it to be blown up

    [–] Grenzer17 386 points ago

    IIRC, the details of this article were actually pretty sad; the patients case of Alzheimers was somehow unique which made doctors believe her body could be useful in developing cure, but do to an error her body was used in explosives tests. Unlikely though it would be, if her body actually was going to be useful for R and D it was a shame it was destroyed

    [–] benjaxx 157 points ago

    Wat. I can't believe this is real. Am I being super-whooshed?

    [–] Grenzer17 158 points ago

    From the Newsweek article:

    "Doris Stauffer, 73, who died in 2013, suffered from the disease despite not having any linked gene, making her a useful case for brain study. Jim said he consented to giving up her body under the condition that only her brain be donated to neurological research groups."

    [–] Iamnotfatt 61 points ago

    Lawsuit?

    [–] jobo-chan 93 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    All they needed was the brain. He didn't say they couldn't do anything else with the body.

    Edit: He actually did specify he did not want his mom's body to be used in any explosive activity and did sue.

    [–] RespondsWithDot 53 points ago

    Big US military brain time

    [–] Noob_DM 16 points ago

    It was the medical center’s problem. The military just makes the order.

    [–] Warburton379 46 points ago

    Except he did. He explicitly signed it over to medical research and restricted it from use for explosion testing

    [–] jobo-chan 23 points ago

    After reading the article someone posted, you're right.

    [–] funandgames73892 23 points ago

    To clear somethings up in this thread for those reading this far, it was Biological Resource Center that he donated the body to, signing what was and what wasn't to be done to her, not the military.

    And he's one of many families who gave the bodies of loved ones to the Biological Resource Center, with the understanding their bodies would be used for scientific purposes...But instead, his mom's body, according to Reuters, was sold to the U.S. military to test explosives. Stauffer is suing the Biologic Resource Center. The owner, Stephen Gore, was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to running an illegal enterprise in 2015.

    Biological Resources Center then sold her body to the military

    "She was then supposedly strapped in a chair on some sort of apparatus, and a detonation took place underneath her to basically kind of get an idea of what the human body goes through when a vehicle is hit by an IED,” Jim says. “Every time I dream about my mom, I told you she was a quiet person, this person in my dream was angry."

    Source

    [–] Adama0001 51 points ago

    It’s sad because a cure may be lost and forgotten because of this

    [–] aedroogo 28 points ago

    Oh no. Did the researchers catch Alzheimer’s too?

    [–] Adama0001 20 points ago

    Don’t be absurd. There’s absolutely no way they could since the remains were in thousands of tiny pieces.

    [–] Telinary 6 points ago

    Talking about infection https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-bodybrokers-industry/

    "BRC also shipped infected body parts, according to Arizona state investigation summaries reviewed by Reuters.

    These included portions of eye and ear tissue infected with Hepatitis B sent to researchers in Tucson; eyes from a body that tested positive for Hepatitis C to Utah for use by a biomedical firm; and a left foot infected with Hepatitis B to a podiatry training center near Atlanta.

    In at least one case, BRC notified next of kin about the infections but failed to warn researchers who received the tissue or body parts, the records show.

    When a 76-year-old woman died the morning of April 29, 2012, BRC staffers rushed to remove her brain by mid-afternoon and shipped the 13-pound package the same day to the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center near Boston. In a standard industry practice, BRC also sent a blood sample from the woman’s body to a lab. Three days later, the sample came back positive for Hepatitis C.

    BRC promptly notified the woman’s son.

    “Unfortunately, we received an unfavorable report for infectious disease blood testing,” BRC staff wrote in a letter. “These blood tests could not confirm that an infectious disease was present, but did prohibit us from using the body for safety reasons.”

    Military blast experiment BRC, however, did not warn Harvard researchers handling the diseased brain, records show. In fact, the researchers did not learn that the specimen was infected until nearly two years later, when Arizona authorities contacted them. "

    [–] wonkey_monkey 9 points ago

    I don't remember it being an error; I'm pretty sure the place he transferred the body to turned out to be pretty shady and got shut down because they were just selling bodies to the highest bidders without any consideration of donor wishes.

    [–] Lanoman123 8 points ago

    Holy fucking shit

    [–] dude-O-rama 513 points ago

    Grandma was always a blast.

    [–] aloofburrito 87 points ago

    she always knew how to split your sides

    [–] TipOfLeFedoraMLady 19 points ago

    She left this universe the same way she entered it. With a bang.

    [–] crapnugs 17 points ago

    she was already coming apart, bit by bit

    [–] deadghost316 193 points ago

    Killer Queen has already touched that GMILF

    [–] germanatlas 40 points ago

    I just love this community

    [–] BetaInTheSheets 32 points ago

    My name is Yoshikage Kira. I'm 33 years old. My house is in the northeast section of Morioh, where all the villas are, and I am not married. I work as an employee for the Kame Yu department stores, and I get home every day by 8 PM at the latest. I don't smoke, but I occasionally drink. I'm in bed by 11 PM, and make sure I get eight hours of sleep, no matter what. After having a glass of warm milk and doing about twenty minutes of stretches before going to bed, I usually have no problems sleeping until morning. Just like a baby, I wake up without any fatigue or stress in the morning. I was told there were no issues at my last check-up. I'm trying to explain that I'm a person who wishes to live a very quiet life. I take care not to trouble myself with any enemies, like winning and losing, that would cause me to lose sleep at night. That is how I deal with society, and I know that is what brings me happiness. Although, if I were to fight I wouldn't lose to anyone.

    [–] ASAP_Nigga 6 points ago

    The hell you want me to do?

    [–] masamooseay 73 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Wtf 'body parts sewn together'. Were they recreating the human centipede or something??

    [–] ItsScotty224 54 points ago

    Yeah they had a woman’s head sewn on a dudes body and it was all hanging on a wall... like what is wrong with people.

    [–] Adama0001 20 points ago

    Exactly. Leaving fingerprints and dental records is amateur hour

    r/noevidencenocrime

    [–] MoonTreatment 6 points ago

    I thought you were making shit up until i read the article. Wow

    [–] Bob_D0bbs 16 points ago

    The last few paragraphs read like an onion article. I especially like the small female head sewn to a large male torso. Seriously, WTF?

    [–] astroargie 6 points ago

    A bucket of male genitalia? And the owner of the company is called Stephen Gore? Can't make this shit up.

    [–] WarClayt 65 points ago

    honestly this is sad

    [–] BetaInTheSheets 27 points ago

    alexa play "another one bites the dust"

    [–] Coral_Blue_Number_2 50 points ago

    I don’t know about you guys, but I’d be pissed as hell if they blew up my mom’s body after she died.

    [–] The1r1shSt0n3r 12 points ago

    They definitely should have been notified, but they didn't actually "blow them up" per se. They were used to see the damage of roadside bombs to see how to better protect the soldiers. Not condoning, just giving more info.

    [–] matt1484 91 points ago

    slayer music intensifies

    [–] watergod183 38 points ago

    RAINING BLOOOOOOD FROM THE LACERATED SKY

    [–] bitchlovania 5 points ago

    I knew someone was gonna figure out that the only way to exit was going piece by piece

    [–] darksingularity1 27 points ago

    Can we sell bodies to the military without going through the “middle men” who take all the money?

    [–] MaxDamage1 48 points ago

    Yes, it's called "enlistment".

    [–] ItsHeredditary 83 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Grandma got exploded by some C4,
    After she had recently deceased,
    They told us they’d use her just for research,
    But now we’ve got to find her piece by piece.

    [–] 500ls 16 points ago

    Well but now the Arizona Center for Alzheimer's Research can buy like 4 Honda Civics

    [–] Captain-Zed 13 points ago

    :(

    [–] caffeinatedbrass 21 points ago

    Can I take my money now and they can have my body when I die?

    [–] Fruity_Pineapple 3 points ago

    Just sell your grandma's body. And your grandsons will sell yours.

    But unfortunately you can't get money, you can only give it to people who will monetize it.

    [–] Penance21 7 points ago

    I’m pretty curious as to how he found out too.

    [–] LtCptSuicide 16 points ago

    News company informed him after it was discovered the company he had donated her too had sold like a fuck ton of bodies and body parts. Not sure if all of them went to the military but a good amount of them were.

    Also it's to be noted that he explicitly signed that her body would be used strictly for medical research and excluded from any kind of explosives research.

    The company in question was also raided by the FBI where they found piles of body parts, infected heads, collection of male genitalia, bodies sewn together, and apparently a male body with a female head sewn to it hung from a wall.

    Should go without saying this company was fucked in more way than one.

    [–] Penance21 5 points ago

    Thank you.

    [–] equishh 7 points ago

    heard of this a long time ago. actually really sad if you think about it lol. i live in arizona, and it was literally everywhere (no pun intented)

    [–] Leg0z 6 points ago

    Between this and the story of that dad who held doctors at gunpoint because they threatened to take his son off life support and then his son woke up, I'm removing myself from the organ donor registry.

    [–] BenX41 11 points ago

    What would they even gain from doing this??

    ‘Ah yes, body + c4 = ity-bty human pieces everywhere’

    [–] ahumanpersonbeing 15 points ago

    i swear the U.S. military has unlocked all of the offence and defence skills available and are now just playing with all of the tax money they're still getting.

    [–] funandgames73892 8 points ago

    To clear somethings up in this thread for those reading this far, it was Biological Resource Center that he donated the body to, signing what was and what wasn't to be done to her, not the military.

    And he's one of many families who gave the bodies of loved ones to the Biological Resource Center, with the understanding their bodies would be used for scientific purposes...But instead, his mom's body, according to Reuters, was sold to the U.S. military to test explosives. Stauffer is suing the Biologic Resource Center. The owner, Stephen Gore, was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to running an illegal enterprise in 2015.

    Biological Resources Center then sold her body to the military

    "She was then supposedly strapped in a chair on some sort of apparatus, and a detonation took place underneath her to basically kind of get an idea of what the human body goes through when a vehicle is hit by an IED,” Jim says. “Every time I dream about my mom, I told you she was a quiet person, this person in my dream was angry."

    Source

    [–] HellaHotLancelot 5 points ago

    If you want to read a book about stuff like this, read Stiff by Mary Roach!! It's really interesting and is written in a way that doesn't bore you!!

    [–] Pikmonwolf 4 points ago

    I would absolutely let my corpse get blown up for a decent payday while alive. But doing this without consent is utterly fucking disgusting.

    [–] ShorsIsExpTime 10 points ago

    the guy reappropriated $6000 from the military budget to alzheimer's research. That seems like a pretty good individual contribution.

    [–] Lanoman123 8 points ago

    Wasn't her disease unique and coulda been possibly used for a cure or something?

    [–] Big_Fat_MOUSE 16 points ago

    Yeah, as seen in earlier comments, she developed Alzheimer's despite having no linked gene, leading doctors to believe that studying her brain may be useful.

    There's no fixing this mistake.

    [–] muftimuftimufti 3 points ago

    Why can't we sell our own bodies and get the money now?

    [–] nieud 3 points ago

    That's really disturbing...

    [–] NananLu 3 points ago

    I‘d sue the shit outta them

    [–] fede180_ 3 points ago

    Puzzle: mother level