ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

You may have heard of the Mushroom Death Suit... if you're super, super into eco-friendly ways to dispose of a human cadaver, that is.

This is what it looks like.

Atlas Obscura wrote a fascinating piece on the Mushroom Death Suit - alternatively known as the Infinity Burial Suit - which describes the outfit's ghoulish but super cool purpose:

The suit is embroidered with thread infused with mushroom spores that grow from the body after burial. These mushrooms digest the body as it decomposes and neutralize many of the environmental contaminants found in the body—including pesticides, preservatives, and heavy metals. In other words, wearing this suit will make mushrooms eat your body once it has been buried.

Obviously, I'm joking when likening this amazing piece of eco-wizardry to The Last of Us, but despite the practical sustainability of the Mushroom Death Suit, there is something eerie about it...

Ellie takes on a fungal zombie in The Last of Us
Ellie takes on a fungal zombie in The Last of Us

If you're not a fan of The Last of Us but are a committed Hannibal Fannibal, the Mushroom Death Suit has no doubt reminded you of this scene in Hannibal episode 2, 'Amuse-Bouche', where a green-fingered murderer has been killing people to use as fertilizer for his burgeoning fungi...

Source: Atlas Obscura, Youtube


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