Bizarre Burials

Uncommon funeral practices make death expressionistic rather than painful
Implications - Looking for unconventional ways of burial in an attempt to mitigate sorrow from the death of their loved ones, consumers are turning to unique last rites and offbeat funeral practices. Whether it is a creatively decorated coffin or a shockingly real viewing, the focus is on celebrating life rather than mourning the loss of it.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 96,920 Total Clicks Jul 09 - Jun 10
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Motorcycle-Riding Corpses - The Wake of David Morales Colon is a Two-Wheeled Oddity
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Viral 52,519 Clicks Pub: Apr 29, 10
Motorcycle-Riding Corpses
The Wake of David Morales Colon is a Two-Wheeled Oddity
David Morales Colón must have really, really loved riding motorcycles. His wake featured his casually dressed corpse sitting on top of his motorcycle. Cool. Body viewings are usually somber occasions.… [More]
Punk Rock Funerals - Celebrating the Life of Malcolm McLaren was as Badass as He Was
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Hot 19,731 Clicks Pub: Apr 26, 10
Punk Rock Funerals
Celebrating the Life of Malcolm McLaren was as Badass as He Was
Malcol McLaren, one of the godfathers of punk rock, passed away recently. His life was truly out of control, but so was his funeral. Featuring a coffin that had the words ‘Too Fast To Live, Too Young… [More]
Stadium Funerals - Last Goodbye to Michael Jackson at the Staples Center
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Warm 8,226 Clicks Pub: Jul 3, 09
Stadium Funerals
Last Goodbye to Michael Jackson at the Staples Center
Family and friends of Michael Jackson will be holding his funeral on Tuesday at the Staples Center in LA. The memorial service is said to be open to the public, so fans can also say a final goodbye to… [More]
Virtual Grieving - Blogosphere Seeks Solace Through Michael Jackson Burial Video
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Warm 7,206 Clicks Pub: Sep 4, 09
Virtual Grieving
Blogosphere Seeks Solace Through Michael Jackson Burial Video
As Michael Jackson was laid to rest last night, the Internet has been abuzz with searches for Michael Jackson's burial video and funeral pictures. It's clear that Internet users who were unable to attend… [More]
Deceased Person Cut-Outs - Maria Challis Creates Life Size Cardboard of Her Late Husband
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Mild 3,543 Clicks Pub: Apr 29, 10
Deceased Person Cut-Outs
Maria Challis Creates Life Size Cardboard of Her Late Husband
It is difficult to erase wonderful memories that you spent with your beloved one who suddenly passes away. Maria Challis, in an attempt to keep the memory of her late husband, Paul, created a 6-foot-1… [More]
Coffin Sound Systems - The Coffin Crew Knows How to Party
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Mild 5,695 Clicks Pub: Mar 25, 10
Coffin Sound Systems
The Coffin Crew Knows How to Party
The Coffin Crew comprise six Victorian undertakers who carry a sound system in a coffin around festival sites to entertain campers and ravers. By day, the members of the Coffin Crew dress as pall bearers;… [More]