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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

Giant Ice Cube with Man Inside

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This has been a rough winter here in the Northeast, but I don't think we've had an instance yet like this one from 1906.

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Mar 05, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Accidents, Death, Nature, 1900's

Amazing Magic Disc Electrocutes User In Seconds!

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I don't care how well this gadget is designed and engineered: I am not plugging it into the wall socket then dropping it in my bath water!

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Feb 07, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Bathrooms, Death, Technology, 1930's

To All Things Moderation

Good news fellow couch potatoes! Long distance, strenuous joggers have the same mortality rate as sedentary people. On the other hand, the Danish study says moderate jogging does improve the mortality rate. Mmm danish...
Posted By: patty | Date: Tue Feb 03, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Death, Exercise and Fitness

Electrocutes then drowns rodents

When it's not enough to kill a mouse just once. Source: Popular Electricity, Nov 1911.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jan 29, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Death

Old Ink

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Tattoos go back a long way. This is evidenced by an archaeological find from 1991 in the Italian Alps. Scientist have been cataloging the mummified corpse's tattoos since it was found. The current count is 61 on the 5,300 year old ice man. That's some really old ink.
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Jan 28, 2015 | Comments (11)
Category: Death, Tattoos
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