Partial Lotus Birth?
Hahaha it's totally fine if it's too out there for some to try. But lots of things that are now the norm were once way out there. And at one time had no evidence as proof. Something's are simply worth a try!
Yes, I think so. I waited about 36 hours after my 2nd's birth, and by that time the cord was dry, hard and quite thin. It was hard to cut, like a thick fingernail. I didn't feel comfortable eating the placenta so I just stuck it in the freezer. Gloria Lemay has a blog post suggesting you could keep the placenta in a cooler bag with an ice pack while it is attached if you want the best of both worlds.
After my last couple of births I'm comfortable cutting the cord after the placenta is born but if you wanted it intact longer but still good to ingest it might be worth trying to keep cool.