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I saw this done on a movie made by HBO the other day, and HBO tends to be historically accurate. 2 soldiers were stranded on an island, and they bound corpses together with wooden planks making a liferaft and floated to another island. Wouldn't animals catch the scent of death from the rotting flesh in the water, and tear the corpses to shreds? I just wondered if (a) it was even possible- wouldn't human flesh rot in salt-water? and (b), had it ever been done before in history or sailor's tales of shipwrecking horror? Thank you.
Re: Is it possible to create a makeshift life-raft out of human corpses?
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