With so many new ways of disposing of cremated remains, space burials may seem old news. It could undergo a renaissance if legislators in the state of Virginia have their way. They are reportedly considering a bill that provides an income tax deduction for those who choose to go orbital.
This is a story that would have made Charlton Heston proud. You wouldn't need to pry the gun from his cold dead hand had he known that one day upon his death his ashes could be turned into ammunition. That's right, for $850 (plus shipping), Alabama's Holy Smoke will turn put your loved one's ashes into shotgun shells or pistol or rifle cartridges.
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A Swedish company wants to make burials more eco-friendly, and they're doing it by freezing dead people in liquid nitrogen, shattering them into dust with focused sound waves, and then sucking all the leftover moisture out with a vacuum.