death. It is inevitable and one day we all have to face our own mortality. But what happens when you die? What can you do with a body?
Okay, I know that the last statement sounds very bizarre – but seriously – you may not know how many different things you could have done to your body after your death. Read on to discover 1
1. Get turned into a diamond. Starting at just $ 750, Heart in Diamond can take your burned ashes and extract the carbon, which is then heated and pressed into a diamond. You can spend up to $ 17,295 on a diamond made from some of your cremated remains .
2. Get planted and grow into a tree. One company, Living Urn makes this process easy with its BioUrn. Your ashes are sent to the company and they create a bioUrn that contains the ashes of your loved one along with the seeds needed to germinate a baby tree. Dig a hole and place the BioUrn in the ground, provide the correct water floor and a tree starts to grow from the urn.
3. Lost in a biodegradable balloon . Do you wanna soar when you die You can have your ashes placed in a helium balloon. Eternal Ascent Society is a company that releases the balloon wherever you want. The cost of this type of service is between $ 995 and $ 2,500.
4. Donate to a body farm. Have you never heard of a body farm? They are also known as outdoor forensic anthropology laboratories and are intended to provide a place where researchers can study human decomposition. Information obtained in these laboratories is used to support law enforcement investigations. For example, the decomposition timeline for a body that may have been wrapped in plastic and buried can be more accurately determined by looking at the data from one of these laboratories. There are seven body farms in the United States.
5. Let yourself be transformed into fireworks and light up the sky . There is a company in the UK that puts your cremations in firecrackers so you can distribute the ashes in the air. Heavenly Stars Fireworks offers options that start at around $ 600.
6. Get buried in a compost suit. If you're looking for an environmentally friendly way to handle your final remains, consider this option. They can be buried in a suit made of mushrooms and other microorganisms. They are called Infinity Suit and Infinity Shroud and do not cause waste. You can either get the shroud or the suit for $ 1,500 and you can choose a biodegradable coffin or no coffin at all.
7. Become part of the oceanic world . Are you a lover of the sea If so, you may be interested in the company Eternal Reefs which mixes the ashes with environmentally friendly concrete and sinks them into the sea, where it remains as an artificial habitat for life in the sea. Prices for this service start at around $ 3,000, and in the United States there are reef collections along the East and Gulf Coast.
8. Let your body donate to a medical education program. If you like the idea of helping doctors, dentists, nurses, and physiotherapists become better professionals, you should consider this option. All of these doctors learn more about anatomy through studies on human corpses. These cadever are also used in the development of life-saving surgical procedures. If you are interested in these options, read this link to learn how you can donate your body to science.
9. Fill your body with plastic in the name of science. In the process known as plastination, the body's water and fats are replaced by plastic. This means that your whole body is preserved and does not decay. You can donate your body for plastination to the Institute for Plastination (IfP) in Heidelberg.
10. Let yourself be thrown into space. Yes, you read that correctly. If you're a die-hard Star Wars or space fan, you'll be happy to hear that your ashes can be blown up into space. Celestis is a company that can lay your ashes on “memorial space flights”. ”
11. Let your ashes be pressed into a real record with the audio of your choice. Are you a big music lover? And Vinyly is a company that takes your ashes and presses them onto a record with 24 minutes of music or audio recording of your choice. This option also comes with its own cover that shows your birth and death dates, or you can pay more to have your portrait on the cover as well.
12. Become a glass sculpture or an accessory . Art From Ashes is a company that manufactures stones, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, sun catchers, paperweights and more, including cremated ashes.
13. Let yourself be cryonically frozen for a possible resuscitation . The Cryonics Institute (CI) is a place where you can store your legally dead body on ice, hoping that one day you can be brought back to life. Aside from the annual membership fees, freezing your body costs around $ 28,000.
If you haven't checked your final arrangements yet, you really should. Now that you know about these weird ways to take care of your last remains, you can start making aftercare plans that best suit your style and taste.
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