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5 inventors killed by their own inventions

Throughout the course of history, thousands of ideas have manifested into world-changing creations. Exceeding even the inventors wildest dreams. However, thousands of these have been equally catalytic in the demise of their own creators. In pure ironic demise, these Inventors were killed by their own inventions. Here’s our top five. Sylvester H. Roper 1823 – 1896  Sylvester H. […]

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21st Century Death Masks

Death masks for the 21st century For centuries the living have been attempting to capture the likeness of the dead. Starting with the elaborately painted mummies of Ancient Egypt, the death mask has become an essential part of documenting the past. The ancient practice has stuck around, but there is now an emerging generation of […]

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The Jade burial suits of Ancient China

Rivalling the ancient Egyptians in their luxury. The Han Dynasty of China was equally extravagant in sending off their honoured ones. Encasing them in Jade Burial Suits, small tiles of hand carved jade, stitched together with expensive threads. Perhaps the most opulent form of burial in history are the Jude Burial Suits of China. The […]

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The DEATH Travel Guide: Czech Republic

DEATH Travel Guide: Czech Republic  Many guidebooks distinctly lack pages dedicated to death. If you’re into immersing yourself in other cultures, one of the best ways to do it is to start with death. What a country does with its dead, as well as how much death it has seen, affects that country’s own personal […]

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What is a funeral celebrant?

What is a Funeral Celebrant? Some of us like nothing more than getting up on a stage and showing off. Reading an eulogy at a funeral, however, can leave even the most confident person feeling nervous. Getting a funeral service right often involves a big emotional effort: from putting together the order of service to […]

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Lessons from funeral history

Lessons from Disastrous Funerals They say that those who can’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. So, we’ve put together some of the worst mistakes in funeral history in the hopes that we can prevent botched embalmings and unruly funeral guests. Or, at the very least, put a stop to a few bursting […]

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