It's a rare kind of person who has the foresight (and cash) to hire an architect to design their own funeral mausoleum. But this engineer in Mucia, Spain, did just that—commissioning this incredible structure for when he shuffles off this mortal coil.
Japanese funeral home Nishinihon Tenrei wanted to create an ad that would break from the traditional funerary colors of black and white while still presenting a respectful image of their services. Tokyo-based ad agency I&S BBDO came up with this life-sized skeleton, celebrating the life of the departed through pressed…
Looking for a really awesome way to lower your taxes? Virginia residents may want to consider having their cremated remains blasted into space. The state is considering a law that would give folks who want to mingle their ashes with the debris of space up to $2500 a year in deductions, with an $8000 cap.
These people work at Microsoft. To celebrate the release to manufacturing of Windows Phone 7—which means it's now market-ready—they took the streets carrying a dead giant iPhone and BlackBerry, followed by a parade. Update: And they danced Thriller.
The funeral for Internet Explorer 6, one of the older members of the Microsoft family, was a pleasant affair with only a few protestors. Unfortunately representatives of the family were unable to attend and sent flowers and a note instead:
Air-conditioned coffins are all the rage now in Serbia, where they keep bodies looking extra fresh. I can understand how people can't live without their A/C, but really, they need it when they're dead too?
Although the ashes of Gene Roddenberry, Timothy Leary, and James Doohan are currently in orbit around the Earth, the remains of only one person, planetary scientist Eugene Shoemaker, have ever been sent to the moon. Now the company that helped put him there, Celestis, is opening up lunar burial to the public. So, even…
If the Uono Cocoon Coffin we wrote about earlier today is too fancy for your tastes, or spending thousand of dollars on something you'll only use once seems rather extravagant, we've found a company that understands: