Soapman: Leichnam aus Seife

Der Soapman ist ein 200 Jahre alter Toter, der durch chemische Reaktion nahezu komplett in Seife verwandelt wurde. Zum Waschen wahrscheinlich eher ungeeignet.

“Soapman” lived in Philadelphia and was buried there around 1800. The body was discovered in 1875 during the digging of a train depot foundation. This unusual preservation occurred because water seeped into the casket and brought alkaline soil with it, turning the fats in his body to soap through a type of hydrolysis known as saponification.

“Soapman,” circa 1800s (via Neatorama)