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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Pornos rot slower than other magazines


By Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow: An investigation into the rate of degredation of wood-pulp products in an Australian landfill has determined that porn magazines -- with their coated, glossy pages -- outlast other types of printed matter and will be the last printed items in the landfills to rot away. Fark concludes that this means that "porn will be this civilization's gift to the next civilization."

He found that magazines, newspapers and old bits of wood thrown away up to 46
years ago were in almost perfect condition, with pornography lasting the best of
all.
He displayed a 1979 copy of the men's magazine Playboy which was in
near mint condition, and said its thick wax coating could be the reason for its
longevity.

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