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(Japan Today)   Nagasaki police visit concrete recycling plant to investigate how major ingredient came to be 100% post-consumer parts   (japantoday.com) divider line 18
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2013-07-29 12:03:56 PM
They found Hoffa?
 
2013-07-29 12:19:10 PM
What is 'The Yakuza', Mr. Trebek?
 
2013-07-29 12:28:13 PM
Capt. Connor and Lt. Smith are on it.
 
2013-07-29 12:39:47 PM
Leftovers from WWII?

/Window seat please.
 
2013-07-29 12:40:40 PM
When I was a very little kid I thought that "post-consumer waste" meant used toilet paper. I was really grossed out by that, but also very curious as to how they managed to reclaim the paper to process into cardboard.
 
2013-07-29 12:45:46 PM
Rising Sun?
 
2013-07-29 12:47:12 PM
Meanwhile, in the sidebar:

Junior high teacher arrested twice for vandalizing and burglarizing own school
Once inside, he scrawled his height, weight, and hobby on the windows.


This is a strange way to ASL your students, but it's Japan not America so he probably avoids the sex offender list.
 
2013-07-29 12:47:52 PM
You get fined for throwing the wrong stuff in your recycling.  I'll bet they showed up on that guy's door with all the body parts and made him sort them into the right bin.

Nagasaki's a great place.  Here's a snapshot I took from my hotel balcony:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-29 12:49:28 PM
Wow really?

"Entombment in Concrete" is far less practical than movies might lead us to believe.

Sites aren't simply left unattended while being poured.  Pouring concrete is a busy, coordinated dance of multiple teams.  It's not as secret and quiet a way to dispose of a body.

Most concrete isn't poured into large, empty voids.  There's rebar reinforcement and the body may not fit through it.

You couldn't just drop it "into" wet cement, it'd just sit there on top.  For that matter it may tend to want to "float up" out of wet cement.  Maybe not all the way, but any motion during curing would spoil the levelness of the surface and the inspection would not let that irregularity go.  If it's a foundation, it could compromise the whole building.  Maybe it's just a warehouse floor- still, you can pay off the building inspector to keep quiet, but everyone who works there will notice it.

A body would be a void in the concrete.  It's a severe discontinuity in the concrete's strength.  It's also not as hard to find as it seems, not today.  Ground-penetrating radar will show it right there, and GPR inspection is not unusual in the industry.

It just isn't a very practical way to do it.  Chances of getting detected are actually kinda high, and the possible trail of evidence is also high.  Chance of outright failure or getting to the site and finding there's just no way to get a body into the pad are high.

Sooo many other ways to get rid of a body that make more sense.
 
2013-07-29 12:58:32 PM

Oznog: Wow really?

"Entombment in Concrete" is far less practical than movies might lead us to believe.

Sites aren't simply left unattended while being poured.  Pouring concrete is a busy, coordinated dance of multiple teams.  It's not as secret and quiet a way to dispose of a body.

Most concrete isn't poured into large, empty voids.  There's rebar reinforcement and the body may not fit through it.

You couldn't just drop it "into" wet cement, it'd just sit there on top.  For that matter it may tend to want to "float up" out of wet cement.  Maybe not all the way, but any motion during curing would spoil the levelness of the surface and the inspection would not let that irregularity go.  If it's a foundation, it could compromise the whole building.  Maybe it's just a warehouse floor- still, you can pay off the building inspector to keep quiet, but everyone who works there will notice it.

A body would be a void in the concrete.  It's a severe discontinuity in the concrete's strength.  It's also not as hard to find as it seems, not today.  Ground-penetrating radar will show it right there, and GPR inspection is not unusual in the industry.

It just isn't a very practical way to do it.  Chances of getting detected are actually kinda high, and the possible trail of evidence is also high.  Chance of outright failure or getting to the site and finding there's just no way to get a body into the pad are high.

Sooo many other ways to get rid of a body that make more sense.



I know, right?  Pfft, amateurs!  You put the body under the slab.
 
2013-07-29 01:05:37 PM
 
2013-07-29 01:11:05 PM

hardinparamedic: They found Hoffa?


GMTA!


Oznog: Wow really?

"Entombment in Concrete" is far less practical than movies might lead us to believe...Sooo many other ways to get rid of a body that make more sense.


Sharks.
 
2013-07-29 01:18:56 PM

The One True TheDavid: Sharks.


Sharkcrete.
 
2013-07-29 01:19:23 PM
No "Soylent Crete is PEOPLE!" jokes?  I am disappoint.
 
2013-07-29 01:33:47 PM

HailRobonia: The One True TheDavid: Sharks.

Sharkcrete.


Sharknadocrete
 
2013-07-29 01:35:05 PM
 
2013-07-29 02:05:07 PM

Oznog: Wow really?

"Entombment in Concrete" is far less practical than movies might lead us to believe.

Sites aren't simply left unattended while being poured.  Pouring concrete is a busy, coordinated dance of multiple teams.  It's not as secret and quiet a way to dispose of a body.

Most concrete isn't poured into large, empty voids.  There's rebar reinforcement and the body may not fit through it.

You couldn't just drop it "into" wet cement, it'd just sit there on top.  For that matter it may tend to want to "float up" out of wet cement.  Maybe not all the way, but any motion during curing would spoil the levelness of the surface and the inspection would not let that irregularity go.  If it's a foundation, it could compromise the whole building.  Maybe it's just a warehouse floor- still, you can pay off the building inspector to keep quiet, but everyone who works there will notice it.

A body would be a void in the concrete.  It's a severe discontinuity in the concrete's strength.  It's also not as hard to find as it seems, not today.  Ground-penetrating radar will show it right there, and GPR inspection is not unusual in the industry.

It just isn't a very practical way to do it.  Chances of getting detected are actually kinda high, and the possible trail of evidence is also high.  Chance of outright failure or getting to the site and finding there's just no way to get a body into the pad are high.

Sooo many other ways to get rid of a body that make more sense.


I'd guess that since the concrete being recycled was presumably from a structure that was demolished, it may have been there before GPR detection would have been an issue.

I'd also hazard to guess that the body could have been entombed in a concrete structure where a high degree of strength or levelness wouldn't be an issue and no inspection would be done. Something decorative maybe?
 
2013-07-30 12:33:23 AM
Nagasaki, huh?  (NSFW)
 
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