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What Should Happen To Your Body After You Die?

Why be buried when you could be shot into space?

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Pros: Very socially acceptable, there's a good chance your casket may be the nicest piece of furniture you ever own.

Con: High risk of being buried alive–over 90% of bodies buried in America today belong to people who are alive but sleeping very soundly.



Pro: Fire is pretty much always cool.

Con: There's no guarantee your remains will be put into a beautiful, decorative urn–you could end up in a 7-11 Slurpee cup.


Embalmed And Put On Display In Red Square

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Pro: Your body may inspire cult-like fealty.

Con: Overzealous fans will try to cut your fingers off to worship at home.

Turned Into A Diamond Then Shot Into Space

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Pro: You'll be harder, more beautiful, and more widely traveled than you were in life.

Con: You could end up as the gaudy decoration in an alien teen's belly button piercing.

Cryogenic Freezing

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Pro: You can be brought back to life in the future.

Con: Will the future be free of pain, suffering, and meaninglessness? Doubtful.

Donating Your Body To Hollywood

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Pro: Every time a stunt car explodes, who do you think they film blowing up inside of it? That's right–donated corpses. You could be a movie star!

Cons: None.

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