This Toaster Is Actually a Dead Person

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This is Anne Lindeboom. She was born in 1920 and died in 1984. Now, she is a toaster. Or better said, her ashes are.

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Illustration for article titled This Toaster Is Actually a Dead Person

The toaster was created by Dutch artist Wieke Somers. She uses a prototype printing machine to create these objects, mixing dead people ashes and epoxy, which get melted in layers following a 3D model.

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Click to viewSomers thinks that we should recycle absolutely everything, including dead people. I agree. If I die on Thursday, I want my ashes to be converted into a bowling ball. [Wieke Somers via Design Boom]

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Nah, not for me. Put me in a coffin and put me under ground. However, whenever possible, take all my organs and donate them to those in need and to science, particularly my brain... Tell the world what made me tic.