funerals

The Lucrative ‘Cremation Diamonds’ Business Is All Hot Air

Corpse-to-gemstone companies — one of which won big on ‘Shark Tank’ — promise diamonds made of a loved one’s carbon. Experts say that’s impossible

What Would Happen if You Were Filled With Unpopped Popcorn When You Got Cremated?

If I eat a bunch of popcorn seeds before I die, will my corpse explode into a buttery flesh sack of salty goodness? We fact-checked this viral meme and learned a lot about death

Breaking Down the Real Financial Cost of Getting Rid of Your Own Dead Body

$10,000 for a ‘cheap’ funeral? You may as well throw your cash in a hole in the ground

‘Extreme Embalming’ and Other Ways of Honoring the Dead Beyond Burying Them

From being posed in life-like dioramas to being used as vulture food, here’s how the rest of the world buries its dead