After reading about fracking related spill (by train derailment) of Sodium Hydroxide (NAOH) in San Antonio, I thought about the Breaking Bad episode where a bad ass acid was used to decompose a body. In comparing the “Breaking Bad” chemical, Hydroflouric Acid (also used in the fracking industry) to NAOH, under Wiki’s topic of “tissue digestion”, I found a related REAL life unbelievable story of an Italian deranged woman who used a similar chemical to decompose her victim’s bodies, but her end result was “tea time”…
“I threw the pieces into a pot, added seven kilos of caustic soda, which I had bought to make soap, and stirred the mixture until the pieces dissolved in a thick, dark mush that I poured into several buckets and emptied in a nearby septic tank. As for the blood in the basin, I waited until it had coagulated, dried it in the oven, ground it and mixed it with flour, sugar, chocolate, milk and eggs, as well as a bit of margarine, kneading all the ingredients together. I made lots of crunchy tea cakes and served them to the ladies who came to visit, though Giuseppe and I also ate them.“
—-what is worse? Losing your mind and killing people and making tea cookies with their blood or to have a huge fracking build out across the United States LEGALLY pumping acids into shale rock and risking our DRINKING aquifers (never mind the spills)?
Can’t decide? Maybe another story of this Italian woman’s third victim will help….
“She ended up in the pot, like the other two…her flesh was fat and white, when it had melted I added a bottle of cologne, and after a long time on the boil I was able to make some most acceptable creamy soap. I gave bars to neighbours and acquaintances. The cakes, too, were better: that woman was really sweet.“
Nah the frack risk to millions upon million’s drinking water is worse don’t ya think?
BUT if you were interested in that lady’s story you’ll absolutely LOVE this one…http://ww2.kqed.org/pop/2016/06/29/meet-walburga-the-married-woman-who-hid-a-secret-lover-in-her-attic-for-a-decade/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=