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11th May '16 9:12:11 AM MAI742
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* Nominally the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] took place over an area 10km deep and 30km wide, within which more than 400,000 men were wounded and 250,000 died (high-intensity combat even by WWI standards). Actually, the bulk of the fighting took place over an area just 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered the artillery-spotters a commanding view of the battlefield. More than 12 million artillery shells landed within that area. The remains of 130,000 men were too fragmentary to be distinguished by side, and so were interred together - in rooms distinuished by (assumed) bone type - at the Franco-German Douamont Ossuary.

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* Nominally the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] took place over an area 10km deep and 30km wide, within which more than 400,000 men were wounded and 250,000 died (high-intensity combat even by WWI standards). Actually, the bulk of the fighting took place over an area just 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered the artillery-spotters a commanding view of the battlefield. More than 12 million artillery shells landed within that area. The remains of 130,000 men were too fragmentary to be distinguished by side, and so were interred together - in rooms distinuished by (assumed) bone type - at the Franco-German Douamont Ossuary. Although they are distinguished by (likely) bone type for the most part, there are also chambers for the indeterminable.
11th May '16 8:56:09 AM MAI742
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* Nominally the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] took place over an area 10km deep and 30km wide, within which more than 400,000 men were wounded and 250,000 died (high-intensity combat even by WWI standards). Actually, the bulk of the fighting took place over an area just 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered the artillery-spotters a commanding view of the battlefield. More than 12 million artillery shells landed within that area. From the battlefield they were able to group together roughly 100,000 distinct French and German corpses for burial. However, the remainder were too fragmentary to be grouped even by side. They were buried in a single, joint Franco-German mausoleum.

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* Nominally the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] took place over an area 10km deep and 30km wide, within which more than 400,000 men were wounded and 250,000 died (high-intensity combat even by WWI standards). Actually, the bulk of the fighting took place over an area just 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered the artillery-spotters a commanding view of the battlefield. More than 12 million artillery shells landed within that area. From the battlefield they were able to group together roughly 100,000 distinct French and German corpses for burial. However, the remainder The remains of 130,000 men were too fragmentary to be grouped even distinguished by side. They side, and so were buried interred together - in a single, joint rooms distinuished by (assumed) bone type - at the Franco-German mausoleum.Douamont Ossuary.
11th May '16 8:39:06 AM MAI742
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* Nominally the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] took place over an area 10km deep and 30km wide, within which more than 400,000 men were wounded and 250,000 died (high-intensity combat even by WWI standards). Actually, the bulk of the fighting took place over an area just 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered the artillery-spotters a commanding view of the battlefield. More than 12 million artillery shells landed within that area. From the battlefield they were able to group together roughly 100,000 distinct French and German corpses. However, the remainder were too fragmentary to be grouped even by side. They were buried in a single, joint Franco-German mausoleum.

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* Nominally the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] took place over an area 10km deep and 30km wide, within which more than 400,000 men were wounded and 250,000 died (high-intensity combat even by WWI standards). Actually, the bulk of the fighting took place over an area just 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered the artillery-spotters a commanding view of the battlefield. More than 12 million artillery shells landed within that area. From the battlefield they were able to group together roughly 100,000 distinct French and German corpses.corpses for burial. However, the remainder were too fragmentary to be grouped even by side. They were buried in a single, joint Franco-German mausoleum.
11th May '16 8:33:23 AM MAI742
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* Nominally the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] took place over an area 10km deep and 30km wide, within which more than 400,000 men were wounded and 250,000 died (high-intensity combat even by WWI standards). Actually, the bulk of the fighting took place over an area just 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered the artillery-spotters a commanding view of the battlefield. More than 12 million artillery shells landed within that area. The remains of 130,000 men were so fragmentary that they were unable to which bodies or side they had come from. They were buried in a single, joint Franco-German mausoleum.

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* Nominally the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] took place over an area 10km deep and 30km wide, within which more than 400,000 men were wounded and 250,000 died (high-intensity combat even by WWI standards). Actually, the bulk of the fighting took place over an area just 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered the artillery-spotters a commanding view of the battlefield. More than 12 million artillery shells landed within that area. The remains of 130,000 men From the battlefield they were so able to group together roughly 100,000 distinct French and German corpses. However, the remainder were too fragmentary that they were unable to which bodies or side they had come from.be grouped even by side. They were buried in a single, joint Franco-German mausoleum.
11th May '16 8:11:42 AM MAI742
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* Nominally the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] took place over an area 10km deep and 30km wide, in which more than 400,000 men were wounded and 250,000 died (high-intensity combat even by WWI standards). Actually, the bulk of the fighting too place over an area just 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered a commanding view of the battlefield. More than 12 million artillery shells landed within that area. The remains of 130,000 men were so fragmentary that they were unable to tell which side, or even which bodies, they had come from. They were buried in a single, joint Franco-German mausoleum.

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* Nominally the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] took place over an area 10km deep and 30km wide, in within which more than 400,000 men were wounded and 250,000 died (high-intensity combat even by WWI standards). Actually, the bulk of the fighting too took place over an area just 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered the artillery-spotters a commanding view of the battlefield. More than 12 million artillery shells landed within that area. The remains of 130,000 men were so fragmentary that they were unable to tell which side, bodies or even which bodies, side they had come from. They were buried in a single, joint Franco-German mausoleum.
11th May '16 8:00:13 AM MAI742
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* Nominally, during the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] more than 400,000 men were wounded and 250,000 died over an area 10km deep and 30km wide (excessive and high-intensity even by WWI standards). Actually, most of the fighting occurrred over an area just than 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered a commanding view of the rest of the battlefield. More than 12 million artillery shells landed within this area. The remains of 130,000 men were so fragmentary that they were unable to tell which side, or even which bodies, they had come from. They were buried in a single, joint Franco-German mausoleum.

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* Nominally, during Nominally the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] took place over an area 10km deep and 30km wide, in which more than 400,000 men were wounded and 250,000 died over an area 10km deep and 30km wide (excessive and high-intensity (high-intensity combat even by WWI standards). Actually, most the bulk of the fighting occurrred too place over an area just than 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered a commanding view of the rest of the battlefield. More than 12 million artillery shells landed within this that area. The remains of 130,000 men were so fragmentary that they were unable to tell which side, or even which bodies, they had come from. They were buried in a single, joint Franco-German mausoleum.
11th May '16 7:55:17 AM MAI742
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* Nominally, at during the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] more than 16 million artillery shells were used and more than 250,000 men died over an area 10km deep and 30km wide (excessive and high-intensity even by WWI standards). Actually, most of those shells landed and deaths occurrred in an area less than 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered a commanding view of the rest of the battlefield. The remains of 130,000 men were so fragmentary that they were unable to tell which side, much less which bodies, they had come from. They were buried in a single, joint Franco-German mausoleum.

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* Nominally, at during the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] more than 16 million artillery shells 400,000 men were used wounded and more than 250,000 men died over an area 10km deep and 30km wide (excessive and high-intensity even by WWI standards). Actually, most of those shells landed and deaths the fighting occurrred in over an area less just than 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered a commanding view of the rest of the battlefield. More than 12 million artillery shells landed within this area. The remains of 130,000 men were so fragmentary that they were unable to tell which side, much less or even which bodies, they had come from. They were buried in a single, joint Franco-German mausoleum.
11th May '16 7:51:32 AM MAI742
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* Many of the Sept 11th victims were found in only small fragments. Some still haven't been ID'd.
** For that matter, most victims of high-speed airplane crashes.

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* Many Nominally, at during the ''Verdun'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne campaign of February-December 1916]] more than 16 million artillery shells were used and more than 250,000 men died over an area 10km deep and 30km wide (excessive and high-intensity even by WWI standards). Actually, most of those shells landed and deaths occurrred in an area less than 5km deep and 10km wide - where Fort Douamont offered a commanding view of the Sept 11th rest of the battlefield. The remains of 130,000 men were so fragmentary that they were unable to tell which side, much less which bodies, they had come from. They were buried in a single, joint Franco-German mausoleum.
* In one of the initial attacks which sparked the UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror, the one on the World Trade Center complex in New York, many
victims were found in only small fragments. Some still haven't been ID'd.
never identified - there just wasn't enough left after the skyscrapers collapsed under and over them.
** For that matter, most victims of high-speed airplane crashes.
8th Apr '16 10:50:07 AM Katsuhagi
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* Helle Crafts was murdered by her husband Richard in 1986 and had her body fed through a wood chipper into a river, and all that was recovered was around 3 ounces of remains (mostly hair, bone fragments and a fragment of her jaw with an intact tooth that [[IdentificationByDentalRecords allowed her to be identified]]). Richard became the first person charged in Connecticut for murder without a full body being present.
29th Feb '16 7:14:06 AM StFan
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** It is said that if someone is affected by the blowfish poison, you don't need to hold a funeral - just repaint the walls.
** Also from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' some of the learning opportunities in the Unseen University have led to unfortunates being returned to the grieving parents as gloop in a bucket, with a note saying "we did ''warn'' him".
** A few characters in ''Literature/RaisingSteam'' underestimate the power of experimental steam engines and end up as superheated red mist, sometimes pattering down over a large new clearing in the forest.
* In the third ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}'' book it's said that the largest piece of Peter Pettigrew that was ever found after he was killed by Sirius Black was his middle finger. [[spoiler: He was actually a traitor and cut off the finger to simultaniously fake his death and frame Black for his crimes.]]

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** It is said that if someone is affected by the blowfish poison, you don't need to hold a funeral - -- just repaint the walls.
** Also from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' Discworld, some of the learning opportunities in the Unseen University have led to unfortunates being returned to the grieving parents as gloop in a bucket, with a note saying "we did ''warn'' him".
** A few characters in ''Literature/RaisingSteam'' ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'' underestimate the power of experimental steam engines and end up as superheated red mist, sometimes pattering down over a large new clearing in the forest.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
**
In the third ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}'' book book, ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', it's said that the largest piece of Peter Pettigrew that was ever found after he was killed by Sirius Black was his middle finger. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He was actually a traitor and cut off the finger to simultaniously simultaneously fake his death and frame Black for his crimes.]]
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