We’ve always thought that the Swedes were a strange people, they make the oddest cars under the form of Saabs and Volvos, and their ladies fly around the room, singing atop of their lungs while wearing horned caps, and showing massive cleavages. Lately however, they’ve become even stranger when it became known, that it is quite usual for Swedish public swimming pools, to be heated by adjacent crematoriums.
Surprisingly, British councillors gave the thumbs up to applying this process in Redditch. Naturally such an innovatory idea cannot be without its detractors who claim, possibly rightly so, that this is a lack of respect for both the deceased, as well as the swimmers.
I don’t know about you, but the idea of swimming in a pool heated by the cremated remains of people reminds me of the famous Richard Fleischer movie Solyent Green. And like the movie, I’m not sure I want to be anywhere near it.