Support for hospital staff (Or: That’s one giant bear)

I’m sure we have all heard stories around the world of creative ways of supporting hospital workers this year.

A local hospital in Delft now has a 15 foot high plant-based teddy bear to call their own (omroepwest.nl). The bear is supported by an invisible steel frame on the inside and covered in winter-hardened plants. The hope is that it can survive at least five years (!).

Also plant (well, mushroom) related:

This coffin helps speed up body decomposition (two to three years instead of up to ten years), giving nutrients to the nearby soil. It also has the benefit of being a rather lightweight coffin that can still carry up to about 450 pounds (220 kg).

I’m intrigued, but mainly because I would have figured this was already possible. But it’s a nice advancement.

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