Your Cremated Ashes Made Into Vinyl Records

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Music lovers can now be immortalised when they die by having their
ashes baked into vinyl records to leave behind for loved ones.

A UK company called And Vinyly is offering people the chance to press their ashes in a vinyl recording of their own voice, their favourite tunes or their last will and testament. Minimalist audiophiles might want to go for the simple option of having no tunes or voiceover, and simply pressing the ashes into the vinyl to result in pops and crackles.

The company was founded by Jason Leach, who co-founded the techno group and record label Subhead in the 1990s and has since founded a number of other labels, including House of Fix, Daftwerk and Death to Vinyl…

Using 3D Technology To Make Personalized Urns

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Having “John’s head” on the mantel for all times seems a bit creepy

You just never know sometimes where technology will make an importance in someone’s life or just be an oddity. For instance, we present to you the Personal Urns from Cremation Solutions. This is not that typical wooden box or metal urn that you would dump your loved ones’ ashes into – instead Personal Urns with the help of good photographs and 3D technology is now offering to make an urn shaped like the head of the deceased.

Personal urns are a new and unusual way to memorialize your loved one.

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Pet Ash Pillows Comfort Mourning Owners

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Turn ‘Fluffy’ into a fluffy pillow!

What could be more comforting than the memories of your late pet laid to rest beneath your sleeping head? If a cherished pet’s death leaves you sleepless and missing that warm, furry embrace, then Patricia Moore of Naples, Florida, may have the answer: pillows stuffed with your pet’s ashes.

Moore started Soft-Hearted Products after she lost her own dog, Samantha. Samantha was cremated and her ashes were returned to her owner in an urn that felt cold and impersonal.

“She was always with me,” Moore said. “On my lap, on my bed, next to me. I missed that so much.”

Moore hired a local seamstress to fashion a soft pillow that held in its centre Samantha’s ashes encased in plastic. She was so satisfied with the results that she decided to extend the idea to the public in hopes that her pillows would help relieve others of the grief of losing a pet…

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Next Generation Cremation – Dissolving Bodies

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Getting the public to accept a process that strikes some as ghastly may be a big challenge

Since they first walked the planet, humans have either buried or burned their dead. Now a new option is generating interest-dissolving bodies in lye and flushing the brownish, syrupy residue down the drain.

The process is called alkaline hydrolysis and was developed in the US 16 years ago to get rid of animal carcasses. It uses lye, 300-degree heat and 60 pounds of pressure per square inch to destroy bodies in big steel cylinders that are similar to pressure cookers.

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