In Hong Kong, finding the space to bury the dead is a huge ongoing problem. New, unconventional projects are springing up to meet demand–giving us a glimpse at the future of burial in the hyper-dense cities.
If you're really serious about communicating with the dead, one would guess you'd get the best reception with a Ouija board that's conveniently installed in a cemetery. This is the headstone of Elijah Bond, who patented the Ouija board, the beloved game that's entertained and terrified people for over a century. Can…
Pringles varieties are as vast and varied as the stars in the sky: Barbecue. Sour Cream & Onion. Buffalo Ranch. Extreme Blazin' Buffalo Ranch. But one, single Pringles can exists on this Earth with a peculiar sort of flavor dust and no chips at all—the Pringles can that holds the ashes of its inventor, Fredric Baur.
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…
Meet the next-gen grave, or "genesis biopod," as creator Jack Hokanson calls it. It's a pod containing the cremated remains inside a dissolvable bag. Mere minutes after being tossed into the waves it dissolves, creating a plaything for curious sea-creatures.
In today's Remainders: the upcoming. The Spring Design E-Reader, soon to be available for presale; 4chan's mainstream embrace, as signaled by their Jeopardy mention; an idiotic Mall Cop's impending termination; a backlash to RFID gravestones, and more.
We have seen evidence of this in the past, but it seems that burying loved ones with cellphones and other gadgets is more common than you might think.