Answer These Science Questions and We'll Guess If You Want to Be Cryogenically Frozen
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz
Humanity has always had an unusual relationship with death. Our cultures have come up with innumerable traditions about death. Many of these traditions are really for the benefit of the living, who must cope with the loss of a loved one. Some exist purely for scriptural reasons and are intended as a tradition that both binds a culture together and ensures all the dead will be interred in the same physical place. Some traditions exist to prevent the dead from spreading illnesses to the living or to prevent animals from disturbing the dead. In the age of European exploration, sailors would be buried at sea, and officers' remains would be prepared so that only their bones remained to be returned to their family ossuary.
The 20th century gave us a new method of preservation of the body: cryogenic freezing. The idea behind it is that one day, science will be able to extend life for the person who died, and so their bodies are frozen and kept frozen so that when that day comes, those frozen people can be cured of whatever they died from and resurrected. The science around this is dodgy at best, but because we don't know what the future holds, it could work, and many people opt for it. We think that we can tell if you're one of those people by asking you some questions. Are you up for it?
Why wouldn't you want a piece of potassium in your pocket when you go for a jog?
I might lose it.
If I spit on it, it'll fizz painfully.
I would have had a banana for breakfast, which is all the potassium I need.