What We Found at Hart Island, The Largest Mass Grave Site In the U.S.

It’s a place where few living New Yorkers have ever set foot, but nearly a million dead ones reside: Hart Island, the United States’ largest mass grave, which has been closed to the public for 35 years. It is difficult to visit and off-limits to photographers. But that may be about to change, as a debate roils over… » 11/07/13 1:54pm 11/07/13 1:54pm

Punch-Through Tombstone is an Explosive Memorial to the Dead

While yes, this breakable tombstone is meant for haunted houses and the like, as nothing is scarier than a fist breaking through a tombstone in your direction, I don't see why the fun needs to end with Halloween. Why not use this as your regular tombstone? Sure, you'll need to have one of your living relatives build a… » 10/06/08 1:00pm 10/06/08 1:00pm

Automated Japanese Mausoleum Delivers Loved Ones While You Wait

The aging Japanese population presents a troubling problem when it comes burying loved ones. There's simply not enough room, and the room that is available costs about $20,000, according to Trends in Japan. So leave it to the Japanese to figure out a way to address the problem with a technological twist. Like a data… » 8/17/08 4:30pm 8/17/08 4:30pm