Medical advances mean that many us aren't just made up of bone and flesh these days: artificial knees, titanium plates and pacemakers make their way into human bodies across the world every day. But what happens to them when their owners are cremated?
The rising death rate in Japan has lengthened the average wait for cremation to roughly four days. That's a long 96 hours to let you lay there and ripen. So what do you do after shuffling off this mortal coil? You get yourself to a corpse hotel, obviously.
Look, we've got enough problems as it is with walking corpses rising from the grave and trying to eat us. Last thing we need is someone crawling out of the ground a week after the fact just because they were really, really drunk. Our friends at Oobject have 12 of the best safety coffins money can buy.
In a branding equivalent of quietly dumping a corpse off a pier in the middle of the night, Nokia is retiring the Symbian moniker for good. Except it's not dead—now it's just called Nokia Belle. Belle! Ha! Ha.
Yesterday a woman was killed when she tried to enter an elevator that suddenly shot upwards out-of-control. Just a week earlier, a woman was crushed by an elevator as she tried to crawl out of one that was in-between floors. Are you now terrified of elevators?
Progress! Those that are too ill or just plain unwilling to make it to the crematorium to send off their loved one, friend or arch nemesis, can now watch from the comfort of their own home, thanks to Stafford Borough council.
A woman and her daughter is suing American Airlines and flight catering company Sky Chefs for one million dollars (£640,000), claiming that their airplane food killed her husband. I would sue Sky Chefs for crimes against humanity and good taste.
Whether or not you agreed with his values, Dr. Kevorkian's assisted suicide device is a historical artifact of sorts. Which is why the New York Institute of Technology is auctioning off his patient helping/killing gear. Honey, you shouldn't have!
The Allies ultimately won World War II of course, but at great cost. Nowhere is this more true than the great 1,000-mile Eastern Front, where German and Soviet forces mixed battle, bloodshed and war crimes in equal mix.