South Los Angeles resident Erlyne Toney-Alvarez, 67, had always planned to be cremated when she died. Simple. Inexpensive. Graves, she said, are a waste of land occupied by the dead.This makes me throw up a little in my mouth. I hate science even more so now.
Then she saw the intricately plastinated bodies at a California Science Center exhibit -- bodies that had been stripped of their fat, filled with plastics and shown off in all their muscular, organic and anatomical glory for the world to see in traveling shows.
Now that, she thought, is the way she wants to go.
"I was so excited," she said of seeing the exhibit with her twin sister, Ernestine Toney-Dixon. "We went to the exhibition hall and we just got so overwhelmed with all this new stuff, and we said, 'We're going to donate our bodies!' " - Los Angeles Times