Upright Burial

Over in Australia, Darwin City Council Alderman Gary Lambert is in the news for proposing that bodies should be buried upright, in order to save space in the local cemetery. He also thinks the corpses should be frozen before burial because, "If it's not frozen, it will wobble and move, and this makes sure that the body is in a straight position and can fit inside the hole."

His idea about burying bodies frozen is actually more original than burying them upright, because those who worry about making the burial process more efficient have been pushing the upright burial concept for a long time. In fact, there's already an Australian company, Upright Burials, dedicated to promoting this method. Their infographic is below. As you can see, they've solved the problem of how to bury a body unfrozen without it wobbling and moving.

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 19, 2013
     Category: Death

Like they're short of land in Australia?
Posted by Neal Asher on 03/19/13 at 10:15 AM
Think of all the energy and resources that are being wasted and damage to our environment by embalming and encapsulating all that meat in presious wood and metals. Soylant Green is/was/ and will always be the best answer!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/19/13 at 11:22 AM
We taste like chicken!
Some how it just seems wrong to leave a loved one standing up forever.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/19/13 at 10:23 PM
He died on his feet .. and is staying that way !!! 😝
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/20/13 at 03:54 PM
Shakespeare's contemporary Ben Jonson was buried upright in Westminster Abbey - and with his named incorrectly spelled "Johnson".
Posted by Jim Barrett on 03/21/13 at 02:20 PM
If I had a star on the hollywood walk, why not be buried under it?
Posted by BMN on 03/23/13 at 06:17 AM
The great Western Australian entrepreneur Ron Manners of Mannkal Economic Education Foundation advocated vertical burial decades ago. See page 99 of http://governmentofficial.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/ron-manners-heroic-misadventures.pdf .
Posted by Benjamin Marks on 04/08/13 at 06:57 AM
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