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20 License Plates To Die For

Funeral homes strive to do their job with sympathy and dignity. However, a lot of older hearses are sold to the public and quite a few private owners like to show off their ride, which can mean getting an “appropriate” vanity plate. Shiny Plates has a collection of these morbid but imaginative hearse license plates. [...]

Man Shows Up at His Funeral

The family of 59-year-old Ademir Jorge Goncalves of Santo Antonio da Platina, Brazil identified his body after a fatal traffic accident. The funeral was held the next day, which is customary in Brazil. Imagine their shock when Goncalves himself appeared at the funeral service! What family members didn’t know was that Goncalves had spent the night [...]

Edgar Allan Poe’s Funeral

Edgar Allan Poe died 160 years ago, but did not have a proper funeral, especially for such a respected author. Poe’s cousin, Neilson Poe, never announced his death publicly. Fewer than 10 people attended the hasty funeral for one of the 19th century’s greatest writers. And the injustices piled on. Poe’s tombstone was destroyed before it [...]

Keeping a Promise

It takes a true friend to wear a dress to a funeral -if you’re a man. Barry Delaney of Dundee, Scotland wore a lime green minidress to the funeral of a soldier killed in Afghanistan to fulfill a pact the two had made. Private Kevin Elliott and his friend, Barry Delaney, had agreed that whoever survived [...]