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The Number of the Day: 106

As of June, the Alcor Life Extension Foundation of Scottsdale, Arizona, had 106 patients in various states of cryopreservation (frozen in liquid nitrogen). The most famous of these is baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams. Related Fact: The field of Cryonics was pioneered in 1964 with the publishing of The Prospect of Immortality by Robert Ettinger [...]

The Chilling Tale of James Bedford, Cryonics Pioneer

Hundreds of people have been cryonically frozen since the idea became feasible in the 1960s. The most famous is baseball legend Ted Williams, but Larry King, Muhammad Ali, Simon Cowell and Gore Vidal have all said they’re interested in giving cryonics a shot when they pass on. The first man to go through the process, however, [...]