Posted 29 September 2005 - 04:27 AM
Another hobbie of mine is Thanotology,which is the study of death and dying.
Emblaming fluid is used by some idiots to get high with.
I would highly reccomend NOT trying it. Here is some info I found about it.
Since the 1970s, PCP has often been called "embalming fluid," but the real thing is now being used on the street.
By 1998, druggies began stealing the stuff from funeral homes. It is a mixture of formaldehyde, methanol, ethanol, and other solvents. Users, generally in their teens or 20s, spend about $20 for joints or regular cigarettes that were soaked in it, then dried. The product is called "wet," "fry," and "illy" and is sometimes mixed with TCP. Somehow, the idea of real embalming fluid appeals to people on the fast track toward a quicker death.
Hydrol Chemical, an embalming fluid supplier, has warned funeral homes to store their product more securely. But we live in an age when anything goes—literally.
The chemical mixture is gaining popularity despite often violent and psychotic side effects. According to a 1998 study by a Texas commission, users report a host of miseries from the high, which may last from six hours to three days. These include hallucinations, euphoria, a feeling of invincibility, increased pain tolerance, anger, forgetfulness, and paranoia. Experts say more dangerous reactions may include coma, seizures, renal failure, and stroke.
Sanger, Texas - Four teenagers, including the police chief's son, broke into a funeral home. They had planned to steal embalming fluid, dip cigarettes in it and smoke them. But when they couldn't find any fluid, they decided to cut off the finger of a corpse and took turns trying to smoke it.
Formalde-high (Seattle, Washington)
The growing fad among drug users of dipping cigarettes in embalming fluid has become such a trend that it is referred to in rap lyrics and has drug counselors all too familiar with its intense, sometimes volatile high.