Which of the following is another name for biocremation?

Alkaline hydrolysis or heated water and potassium hydroxide (lye) are used to liquefy the body, leaving only bones behind. The bones are then pulverized and returned to the family is commonly know as biocreamtion or aquamation. Which of the following is another name for this process? A. Resomation B. Hydromation C. Liquimation A. Resomation A process in which a deceased person’s body is immersed in a solution of water and […]

What state does not require funeral directors to be state licensed?

Of the following choices, which state does not require funeral directors to be licensed by the state? Here are your choices: A. Alaska B. Texas C. Colorado D. California   Answer:  C. Colorado Colorado State Laws & Regulations – Excerpt Unlike most states, the State of Colorado does not license funeral directors or embalmers. Colorado’s legislature […]

Which of these funeral and burial statements are false?

1. The use of a burial vault is required by law in the U.S. False. State laws do not require that a burial vault is used, but most cemeteries require them since the vault prevents the ground from caving in. Some cemeteries will allow a less expensive grave liner to be used. Some liners cover […]

Was Stephen Hawking’s brain donated to science before his cremation?

Let’s first learn a little more about Mr. Hawking.  Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. He was […]

Only _______ percent of cremations include the use of a casket.

  Only 15 percent of cremations include the use of a casket.  This means nearly 85 percent of cremations take place using a less expensive cardboard container or canvas bag. Most bodies that are cremated are placed in something combustible.  Typical cremation containers include heavy cardboard trays, cardboard or wood caskets, or canvas body bags. Use Coupon […]

Highest earning deceased person in the the US in 2017

According to Forbes online magazine, who was the highest earning deceased person in the United States in 2017. Name a few more people whom you think may be in the top 5.     Answer: #1 Michael Jackson. MJ earned $75 Million in royalties and licensing in 2017. #2 Arnold Palmer. Arnold earned a cool […]

Where is Woking Crematorium Located?

Woking Crematorium is a crematorium in Woking, a large town in the west of Surrey, England. Established in 1878, it was the first custom-built crematorium in the United Kingdom and is closely linked to the history of cremation in the UK. The crematorium in Woking was founded in 1878, when a piece of land close […]

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Cremains can be transported by airplane in any type container, as long as it fits inside of a carry-on bag.

True or False? False.  Passengers may transport crematory remains as part of their carry-on property or checked baggage. Some airlines do not allow crematory remains as checked baggage, so check with your airline first. If carrying on the crematory remains, they are subject to screening and must pass through the X-ray machine. If the X-ray […]