from the urls-we-dig-up dept
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.
- Elvis Presley's original crypt is being auctioned off, and a really big fan of Elvis will be able to rest in peace where Elvis once did. The bidding starts at $100,000 -- but as the saying goes, "You can't take it with you..." [url]
- 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. [url]
- Actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on the original Star Trek series, has been launched into orbit to his final resting place -- as (some of) his ashes were aboard the second stage of the SpaceX rocket that met up with the International Space Station. Celestis is the company that provided the service for Doohan, and it usually charges about $3,000 for a gram of ashes to reach Earth orbit. [url]
- To find some more bizarre/crazy stuff, check out some things that other StumbleUpon users have found. [url]