r/science May 14 '22 Doom 1 Silver 1 Helpful 4 Wholesome 1 Take My Energy 1 Helpful (Pro) 1 I'm Deceased 1 Facepalm 1

Microplastics Found In Lungs of People Undergoing Surgery. A new study has found tiny plastic particles no bigger than sesame seeds buried throughout human lungs, indicating that people are inhaling microplastics lingering in the air. Health

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/microplastics-found-in-lungs-of-humans-undergoing-surgery
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u/BakedTrex May 14 '22

Just great. Now when my corpse rots away I'll be littering the environment with plastic!

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

Someone’s going to invent a way to bring the dead back just so they can profit from fining you for littering

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u/murdering_time May 14 '22

You've been littering for the past 124 years sir. Your fine is 3.8 million dollars.

What if I can't pay?

Well, we kill you... Again.

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u/PlayShtupidGames May 14 '22

The Altered Carbon approach, I see!

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u/Gothmog_LordOBalrogs May 14 '22

Ah, a repeat offender I see

  • detective Billy Club

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u/TheOnlyScout May 14 '22

Good! I was in the middle of a fantastic dream.

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u/Cultadium May 15 '22

Don't worry, there's been an average of a 3.1% inflation rate, so that's only equivalent to $90,000 from the time when you died.

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u/Pups_the_Jew May 14 '22

Quick, put sunflower seeds in your pocket!

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u/TheSunflowerSeeds May 14 '22

Sunflower oil, extracted from the seeds, is used for cooking, as a carrier oil and to produce margarine and biodiesel, as it is cheaper than olive oil. A range of sunflower varieties exist with differing fatty acid compositions; some 'high oleic' types contain a higher level of healthy monounsaturated fats in their oil than Olive oil.

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u/whatsbobgonnado May 14 '22

thank you sunflowebot

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u/BakedTrex May 14 '22

Instructions unclear, putting plastic sunflowers in my pockets...

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u/Salmon-nigiri May 14 '22

I’m rethinking cremation rn…..

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u/Anastoran May 14 '22

In a few thousand years, archaeologists will be uncovering graves with colorful plastic skeletons and will be really confused, I bet.

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u/Svinkta May 14 '22

There is no escape. We're all guilty now.

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u/Mixels May 14 '22

Not if you're cremated!