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Dying is usually not a pleasant eventuality, but no one has figured out how to live forever yet. So in the meantime, there are all sorts of ways for folks to bury their loved ones. Here are just a few out-of-the-ordinary ways to be laid to rest. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.
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Filed Under: ashes, burial, crypt, diamonds, elvis presley, james doohan, scotty, space, star trek
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    Anonymous Coward, 11 Jun 2012 @ 5:09pm

    Elvis isn't dead

    He just returned home.

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    G Thompson (profile), 11 Jun 2012 @ 9:38pm

    Diamonds schmimons..

    I wanna be turned into buckyballs!

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      Michael Ho (profile), 12 Jun 2012 @ 1:52am

      Re:

      What about all your other elements? Not sure why people are so focused on the fate of their carbon atoms....

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        G Thompson (profile), 12 Jun 2012 @ 6:51am

        Re: Re:

        Well of course they could go into making Hydrogenated, Halogenated, or even Oxygenated Fullerenes maybe even the Endohedral ones too.

        Though nothing is as pure and symmetrical as a C60 structure. It's like a world unto itself. And if you made enough of it you could shape it into a structure that would allow my head to be frozen at 0 Kelvin for prosperity.. either that or something that far future aliens could design some sort of Awesome "Thompson Ball" (Patent pending) game around ;)

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    Wally (profile), 12 Jun 2012 @ 5:12am

    "There are a bunch of companies that will turn ashes of loved ones (human or pet) into diamonds. Maybe they'll start engraving decoded genomes onto the diamonds, and that'll help preserve even more of our dearly departed."


    Passing on the family jewls =)

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    TDR, 12 Jun 2012 @ 6:02am

    Thread title reminded me of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ringing a bell in The Stand:

    "Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead! The dark man's coming! The man with no face! Bring out your dead!"

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    Pixelation, 12 Jun 2012 @ 7:34am

    If you have a limb amputated will they turn it into diamond for you while you are still alive? How about that for an engagement ring?

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    Anonymous Coward, 12 Jun 2012 @ 9:43am

    Personally I don't find the diamond thing too creepy. Back in the Victorian and Georgian eras, apparently they used to make bracelets and necklaces woven from the hair of the deceased.

    Just do a Google search on "mourning jewelry" and eventually you'll come to it.

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