Fun fact: Cannibals didn't necessarily boil people alive
, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't been used as a form of execution
. [Via AskMe
8 Unconvential Ways to Be "Buried."
We've all heard about strange practices surrounding the remains of the deceased, but even I (who am morbid to a fault) hadn't been aware of half of these.
My Life With Death
: is the personal blog of a funeral home "first responder." It occurred to me this morning as I sat before my employer being lectured about my "availability" on my days off, that my life is singularly joyless. I have effectively traded in my own life for other people's deaths.
Gather 'Round the Cadaver!
: A new "coffee-table
" book, Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine
is a new collection of photographs documenting
what happened when bored medical students of the early 1900s met the camera.
With all of the economic strife in the world, the funeral industry
is still going strong. There is a niche for all budgets these days, including the availability of coffins at Costco
. [more inside]
Photographer Jeffrey Silverthorne
takes beautiful, quiet photos of disquieting subject matter
. His early works included two series on morgues and transvestites
. [nsfw, via]
is a terminally ill 13 year old who has won a court battle in Britain allowing her to die peacefully
instead of undergoing the major surgery
that could prolong her life.
: both in Europe
and The United States
, post-mortem photography
[pdf] was both reminder of and coping mechanism for death in the 19th century