I recently stumbled onto LifeGem.com, a company that creates diamond memorials from your own carbon. With a lock of hair or the cremated remains, you can be made into a .20 carats to 1.25 carat diamond.
Ancestry.com has added 540 million names from US Census records from 1790 to 1930 to their online database. The project took 6.6 million hours of labor. Workers scanned and transcribed 13 million original census images 15,000 rolls of microfilm.
When security forces unearthed 25 decomposed bodies in the village of Anjar in Lebanon, anti-Syrian politicians feared the worst – that it was evidence of atrocities committed while the Syrian military occupied Lebanon.
The idea of burying two bodies in one grave may seem taboo here in the US, but it has finally gained political approval in the UK where burial space is increasingly limited.
As the cost of technology decreases, digital tributes are gaining popularity in the funeral industry. With digital life tributes, people can combine home movies, photographs, and music with personal stories and final messages to create a DVD or computer file for loved ones. Or, loved ones can create tribute movies to remember the deceased.