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A wedding and a funeral

The Washington Park East Cemetery provides a full range of services for the burial of your loved one. They cater to all faiths and income levels, and can host an after-service meal with many food and beverage choices.

Added bonus: while you're there, you can stay and get married, because this cemetery also boasts that it's "one of the hottest places in Indianapolis for weddings." And I'm not sure if that's meant to be some kind of pun, because they also offer cremation services.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri May 22, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Death, Weddings and Marriage

What A Ride

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A Chinese theme park has a ride that simulates cremation. It ends with the rider being passed through a 'womb' and being reborn.
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu May 07, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Death, Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts

Balloon Land



Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Apr 19, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Death, Surrealism, Cartoons, 1930's, Fictional Monsters

California Roadkill Database

Find out what's been run over in the past 90 days. There's even a roadkill photo gallery. The site is maintained by UC Davis researchers who use it to track the movement of species throughout the state.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Apr 08, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Death

Imperishable Burial Robes

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Alex gave us green burials--here's the opposite! Keep your corpse looking fresh, stylish and whole!

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Mar 30, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Body, Death, Fashion, Body Fluids, 1920's

XM42 Flamethrower



Purchase yours here.

A tip of the propeller beanie to Charles Stross.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Mar 21, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Death, Destruction, Hobbies and DIY, Technology

Apache Dance



I don't watch Dancing with the Stars. Is this kind of dance included? If not, why? It would liven up the competitions immensely, I wager. With signed waivers, real daggers could be used.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Mar 16, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Death, Sexuality, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1930's, Men, Women, Dance

Capsula Mundi

The latest effort in green burials is Capsula Mundi. The people behind it (who are based in Italy) write:

Capsula Mundi is a container with an old perfect shape, just like an egg, made with modern material -starch plastic- in which the dead body is put in a fetal position. Capsula Mundi is planted like a seed in the soil, and a tree is planted on top of it. The tree is chosen when the person is alive, relatives and friends look after it when death occurs. A cemetery will no longer be full of tombstones and will become a sacred forest.

Seems like a nice idea, though they say it's currently illegal in Italy, and I'm sure it's probably illegal here in the States as well.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Mar 11, 2015 | Comments (14)
Category: Death

Practical Jokes on Corpse

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Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 11, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Death, Work and Vocational Training, 1900's, Pranks

Come A Little Closer

One Berlin funeral service's strategy for drumming up new business.

According to advertolog.com, the subway billboard was "done by Jung Von Matt/Spree Berlin advertising agency for brand: Bergemann & Sohn in Germany. It was released in the Sep 2006."

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Mar 05, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Death, Advertising
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