Download And in the End: A Guide to the World's Weirdest Funerals by Keith R. Lindsay PDF

By Keith R. Lindsay

ISBN-10: 1429498463

ISBN-13: 9781429498463

ISBN-10: 1905745001

ISBN-13: 9781905745005

Choked with anecdotes at the most eldritch funerals and ultimate resting locations across the world, this guidebook is a tongue-in-cheek romp to a facet of existence that frightens most folks. Discussing the burial practices of the past—from the embalming practices of old Egyptians to the funeral pyres utilized in India—while taking a look heavily at how demise and funeral providers are practiced at the present time, this humorously macabre advisor solutions questions resembling what sort of occasion will be held at a funeral rite? Who will be invited to talk? should still vegetation be despatched? and What tune could be performed? a full of life dialogue at the background of being buried alive and 10 principles on easy methods to cease it from taking place to you is additionally incorporated.

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Back in Britain the mourning period usually meant that the widow could kiss goodbye to any social life except for attending church. indd 35 20/9/06 11:30:54 am And In The End husband’s funeral. Nor was she allowed visitors of any description for the first month of widowhood. The widower, however, was expected to get on with his daily life and marry again as quickly as possible for the kiddies. And yes, it all does seem a little prescriptive, but it has to be put in context; in previous centuries the widow could quite well have been expected to retire to a nunnery.

There are even stories of some of these phones being later found to be off the hook. I guess even the dead can get a little tired of cold callers. indd 45 20/9/06 11:30:56 am And In The End If you think that science and education have made our fear go away today, then think again. In France as recently as 1983 a coffin life detector was patented, and in 1995 an Italian inventor offered a coffin that came complete with an alarm, a torch, two-way radio, oxygen tank, heartbeat sensor and cardio-stimulator.

His pall-bearers dropped his coffin, allowing him to come to, live for several more years and party on his ‘anniversary’ in each of his extra years. In the following century it also seems to have helped your disinterment if you took to the grave with you something worth stealing, and if your name was Marjorie. Both Marjorie Erskine and Marjorie Elphinstone were saved by the timely shovels of potential grave robbers: Marjorie One’s groans scared the life out of her assailants, and back into herself.

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