Don’t shuffle off this mortal coil without making plans for your meat sack.
You've probably heard of death. It's coming for all of us.
And as BuzzFeed Health has reported, there's a lot that goes into planning for the death of a loved one (or for your own death). Part of that planning includes figuring out what you want to happen to your body after you die, so we rounded up some of the more creative options here. That way you won't be caught unawares when it's time to make some choices for your afterlife.
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Get turned into a diamond.
Starting at a price point of LifeGem captures the carbon from a portion of your ashes and then heats it and presses it to turn it into a diamond. They then cut it to your specifications and send your loved one the resulting diamond. Depending on what diamond and cut you choose, you can spend as much as $25,000 on your diamond!
Donate yourself to a body farm.
Body farms (or as they're known by their more formal, less goth name: outdoor forensic anthropology labs) are where researchers study human decomposition. Body farms help researchers learn things that help in law enforcement investigations — such as the decomposition timeline for a body that was found, say, wrapped in plastic and buried in a particular climate for a certain amount of time. They are also used to train cadaver dogs and search and rescue teams to find human remains. There are presently seven in the United States (you can see six of them here).
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Get buried in a suit made from mushrooms and compost yourself.
For anyone who's not psyched about the environmental toll traditional burial (and traditional embalming) takes on the earth, the biodegradable Infinity Suit and Infinity Shroud, which are made of "mushrooms and other microorganisms" are zero waste and actually aid decomposition. You can get the suit or the shroud for $1,500 and be buried in either a biodegradable coffin or no container at all.