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Who Died First? Who Died Last?

Put the following celebrities in order by the date they died. (earliest to latest) John Wayne Tiny Tim Curly Howard, born Jerome Lester Horwitz (Three Stooges) Charlie Chaplin Mary Tyler Moore Andy Griffith             Answer: Curly Howard, born Jerome Lester Horwitz (Three Stooges) – January 18, 1952 Charlie Chaplin – December 25, 1977 John […]

The Transport of Cremated Remains

According to the CANA (Cremation Association of North America) website, the following are the rules for transporting cremated remains.   FOLLOW THESE RULES… Use of the term CREMATED REMAINS here refers to both human and pet cremated remains. Considerations listed also apply to either the entire collected remains or smaller, divided portions thereof. There are […]

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 […]

The Birth and Life of Death Cafe

Almost six years ago, in September 2011, Jon Underwood held his very first “death cafe” in the basement of his home in east London. He put out tea and cake, and had people gather to talk about death, mortality and the finitude of life. That first cafe, inspired by the ideas of Swiss sociologist Bernard […]

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 […]