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[–] [email protected] 23 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Dammit, now I need to know if the average person has enough microplastics in them to make this possible.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

I'm gonna need someone smarter than me to translate this: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.est.0c07384

The median steady-state MP abundances in the gut are about 300 and 500 particles/capita for children and adults, respectively, which translate to mass abundances ranging from 7.98×10−4 to 1.59×10−3 μg/capita

[–] [email protected] 17 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

10^-3 ug or as they put it in the abstract:

40.7 (90% CI, 0.8–9.85 × 103) ng/capita for adults until age 70 in the body tissue

Is basically nothing in terms of mass.
For a 100g figure you would need the micro plastic of Billions of people (if I'm not mistaken).

However, I'm not sure if they factored in j balls.

[–] [email protected] 16 points 3 weeks ago

So check my math here.

  • The average Funko Pop is about 120g

  • The average testicle is about 20g

  • Per that article, the average testicle has 330 micrograms per gram of plastic, which means about 0.0066g per ball.

  • You would need 18,182 balls - or the balls of 9,091 dudes - to make a Funko Pop

[–] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

The J stands for "Just plastic"

[–] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

That’s measuring in micrograms, which are millionths of grams, so it would have to be really really tiny.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (2 children)

I want my body dessicated, vacuum packed and turned into uniform discs that can be sold off at my funeral.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Does your family want 2 CDs?

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure my tall and fat ass would produce more than just 2.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Coasters? Communion wafers? Just cause?

[–] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago

It's a Star Trek reference. That's how Ferengi funerals work. They're auctions.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (1 children)

I want to have my skull plasticized like the ones at the body works museum then I want my ashes put inside

Maybe an engraving on the bottom too

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Would you like your engraved bottom to be displayed next to your skull or as a separate item?

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

I was thinking engraved into the bottom so you have to pick it up to read it

[–] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

Nah, 3d print a benchy with mine.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

If someone makes a Funko Pop figurine out of my remains, I'm gonna fucking kill myself.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

I want to prescan myself in 3d and then they can print a microstatue of me from my microplastics