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Sydney’s body farm, wombat’s cubic stool, the micro-full-moon and fearing Friday the 13th

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Moving corpses, cubic stool and the micro full moon

Moving corpses and mummification – what research on a body farm looks like,

Faeces come in cubes – at least when you are a wombat, and how the industry can benefit from this ‘invention’,

Friday the 13th and the full moon – why it was such a special one.

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Yarramundi bushland near the UTS AFTER body farm site Credit: Sydney Morning Herald

Sources:

News from Sydney’s body farm:
https://www.abc.net.au/…/dead-bodies-move-while-de…/11492330

The science behind the cube-shaped poo: https://mobile.abc.net.au/…/wombat-faeces-cube-sh…/11510952…

https://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD18/Session/E19.1

Rare full moon will light up Friday the 13th for the first time in years: https://www.cnet.com/…/full-moon-will-light-up-friday-13t…/…

Fear of Friday The 13th Phobia – Paraskevidekatriaphobia or Friggatriskaidekaphobia: https://www.fearof.net/fear-of-friday-the-13th-phobia-para…/

Is Friday the 13th bad for your health? https://www.bmj.com/content/307/6919/1584

Answering the myth: use of emergency services on Friday the 13th
https://www.ajemjournal.com/…/S0735-6757(11)00283-X/fulltext

Popular Belief Meets Surgical Reality: Impact of Lunar Phases, Friday the 13th and Zodiac Signs on Emergency Operations and Intraoperative Blood Loss
https://link.springer.com/artic…/10.1007%2Fs00268-011-1166-8

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