What is “Death Cleaning”, and which country did the term originate?

Here are your choices: (Answer below- No peeking) A. The act of washing the deceased in purified water prior to burial or cremation – Great Briton B. The act of people randomly cleaning burial plots, particularly in older cemeteries – USA C. The act of removing unnecessary things to make your home nice and orderly when you think […]

As NASA plans on venturing further and further into outer space, how does NASA plan to dispose of bodies in outer space when they cannot be returned to earth in a timely manner?

Here are your choices: (Answer below- No peeking) A. Attach them to a booster rocket engine and cremate the body? B. Freeze them in the airlock and then violently shake the body with a robotic arm until it turns to space dust. C. Release them into space after an appropriate service? The most elegant solution […]

20 Facts About Death

1. About 100 billion people have died in all human history. 2.  About 153,000 people will die on your birthday. 3. Doctors’ sloppy hand writing kills more than 7,000 people annually. 4. When a person dies, his/her sense of hearing is the last to go. 5. You are more likely to die from a falling coconut than from a shark attack. 6. Mount Everest has about 200 dead bodies on it, which are now […]

42 Funeral Rituals From Around the World

An illustrated collection of 42 different ways cultures celebrate the life of a loved one and, depending on beliefs, usher them on to the after life. Use coupon code this week:  ritual20  for $20 off your you next order of $200 or more.  Expires 11/17/2017.  

Are there any Confederate soldiers buried at Arlington Cemetery?

Answer:  Yes. Technically, the few hundred Confederate soldiers from the Civil War should not be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, per army burial regulations. It is a United States military cemetery and these soldiers, for the most part, did not serve in the United States military. Not too far from the Tomb of the Unknown […]

Popular Wood Used For Urns

What are two other names for Indian Rosewood; a popular wood used in making wooden urns? In fact, to see what Indian Rosewood look like. please click here.

Did You Know! – Burial Rituals

Burial or interment is the ritual act of placing a dead person or animal, sometimes with objects, into the ground. This is accomplished by excavating a pit or trench, placing the deceased and objects in it, and covering it over. Humans have been burying their dead for at least 100,000 years. Burial is often seen as indicating respect […]