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 […]

What substance can be used with water in the liquid cremation process?

Here are your choices: (Answer below- No peeking) A) Potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide B) Hydrogen sulfate or sodium sulfate C) Ammonia hydroxide or ammonia sulfate   Image property of: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/multimedia   Correct Answer: A) Potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide For decades, people choosing what happens to their body after death have had only two […]

According to Guinness Book of World Records, what was the largest percentage of population to attend a funeral?

Here are your choices: (Answer below- No peeking) A)  China, Deng Xiaoping B) England, Princess Diana C) South Africa, Nelson Mandels D) Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini   Answer: D) Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Official Iranian estimates gave the size of the crowds, lining the 32-km 20-mile route to Tehrans Behesht-e Zahra cemetery on June 11, 1989, for the funeral of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini […]

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Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” Was Written about What Female Celebrity?

Here are your choices: (Answer below- No peeking) A)  Liza Minnelli B) Princess Diana C) Marilyn Monroe D) Amy Winehouse   Answer: C) Maryln Monroe Many people think that Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” was about Princess Diana, but it was actually about Marilyn Monroe and released back in 1973. However, there’s good reason for that misconception: He performed […]