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Mercury can preserve your body for 200 years

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NEW YORK – A meticulous analysis of dead bodies from the 19th century has showed that Italian anatomist Giovan Battista Rini used to petrify corpses with arsenic and mercury. The news appeared on Gawker and The Daily Mail and both explain that anthropologists carried out a “meticulous analysis” of the pictured mummified bodies to figure [...]