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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Trend: Burial with mobile phone

Apparently, it is becoming more common for people to ask to be buried with their phones. The trend started in South Africa and has spread, first as an urban myth, and then as a real practice. A case was discovered here in the US when a phone battery exploded during the cremation of a body.

Now services are springing up to accomodate this trend such as separate phone coffins and spare batteries in case you do lots of talking in the afterlife.

Via the BBC

1 comment:

AKI SYSTEMS 2600 said...

well, to be real - noone wants a dead guy's phone! that's just creepy. so he may as well take it with him.