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WTF

Health Department Tells Funeral Home to Stop Storing Applesauce in Embalming Room

Inspectors found crates of applesauce behind a disposal container containing “organs, blood and other hazardous waste.”
Jelisa Castrodale
9.27.18
WTF

Funeral Home Invites You to Eat Free Pizza While Planning for Your Inevitable Death

It's easier to stare into the abyss when your mouth is full of cheesy bread.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.29.18
Stuff

We Asked an Undertaker Why He Keeps Strangers’ Unclaimed Ashes for Decades

Lawrence Shrader definitely has more dead people in his basement than you do.
Jesse Donaldson
10.29.16
Post Mortem

The Strange Case of the Oklahoma Woman Who Dismembered a Corpse at a Funeral

This spring, Shaynna Sims was arrested for "unauthorized dissection" and later charged with stealing the dead woman's shoes.
Simon Davis
9.22.15
Stuff

A Crematory Operator Explains What It's Like to Burn Bodies for a Living

"There's no sugar-coating the burning of a body."
Alexis Linkletter
7.21.15
Post Mortem

Nonprofit Mortuaries Are Helping Cash-Strapped Families Honor Their Dead

Nonprofit funeral homes have popped up across the country to ensure that grieving people don't get price-gouged after the death of a loved one.
Simon Davis
6.22.15
Post Mortem

This Is What Happens to Unclaimed Bodies in Washington, DC

Unclaimed bodies are supposed to be buried in marked graves with proper identification, but most end up in mass burial sites, without identification, beside heaps of trash.
Simon Davis
4.6.15
Stuff

What Happens When You Donate Your Body to Science?

By the end of 2015, Australia will have welcomed its first human body farm, giving you a new option for what to do with your body after you die.
Emma Do
1.11.15