Last week we talked about ways in which you could be identified if your body was found miles away from home without jewelry or banks cards.
Today we’re going to look at the next stage of our deaths. How we’re going to be disposed of.
Yep, that lovely part of our no-longer life.
And here are 5 great options you can choose to go out with a bang with!
- Space Burial.
Yes, that’s right, you can have part of your cremated remains flown into space and shot onto the moon, or into the atmosphere for a very princely sum, if you fancy being among the stars after death.
Gene Roddenberry of Star Trek fame was flown into space after his death and many people think he was left there, but he was actually brought back down to earth again only to go back up in 1997 at which point I become confused as to whether he’s still there or not!
An obvious one to follow Space Burial with, as the temperature in space is pretty chilly, you’ll admit. But cryogenics? Frozen like a popsicle? In the hope that medicine at some point will be able to cure whatever ills you and bring you back. I’m not sure I’d want to return to a world I don’t know, filled with people I don’t know, even if this were even possible and mad scientists weren’t just taking lots of money off me every month to keep me cold.
Now, this one isn’t classed as insane. It’s actually sold as a green option of burial. You’re put into a stainless steel tube and with water flow, temperature, and alkalinity, your body will disintegrate into high-quality fertiliser. I’d never heard of this one, but it’s true, look it up!
This one isn’t practised in the West. You’d have to go and die in Tibet so you could have a Tibetan Sky Burial or Jahtor as it’s known. Where you are laid out naked for the animals to come and strip you bare. Fun eh?
Never-ever be apart from your loved one. After death and cremation you can have your remains tattooed into the arms (or other body part) of your nearest and dearest – they do have to agree by the way. Lovely.
So, which is your choice of disposal? 🙂
Have you heard of any other strange and wonderful disposal methods we might like to consider?