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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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9 Featured, 70 Examples:
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Date Range:
Jul 09 — Jun 10
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Featured Examples

play_circle_filled Motorcycle-Riding Corpses
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
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
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
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
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
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
Soft Pet Urns
Soft Pet Urns
Pillow Memorial Keeps Dead Pets Close and Cuddly
The Soft-Hearted Pillow is the Winner of the 2009 Pet Style News Editor’s Choice Award. The plush pillow holds a zippered pouch urn at the center. The urn is filled with pet cremains so that the grieving… MORE
Deep Sea Bio-Coffins
Deep Sea Bio-Coffins
Jack Hokanson's Genesis Biopod is a Neat Way to Grieve a Loved One
The Genesis Biopod by Jack Hokanson is perhaps one of the most original concepts dealing with death and cremation that we have seen in a long time. Heck, it may be the only one I have seen. Simply put… MORE
play_circle_filled Artful Funerary
Artful Funerary
Burial Shrouds Provide Personalized, Ecological Alternative to Caskets
Textile artist Marian Spadone helps to ease the pain for mourners with the beauty and creativity of handmade burial items. The Portland, Oregon woman creates beautiful burial and cremation shrouds through… MORE

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