The Number of the Day: 106

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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 - who recently passed away and will be cryonically preserved in Michigan alongside his mother and two wives.

[Sources: Alcor and Telegraph. See previous Numbers of the Day here. ]

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