Life after death: Organic burial pods turn human bodies into living trees

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    Amidst a huge array of natural burial initiatives and urban cemetery alternatives, the Capsula Mundi stands out as a sustainable solution that serves wishes of the deceased as well as the land of the living.
    Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel developed this solution in part to challenge constrictive existing laws surrounding burials in their home country.
    Essentially, a body is interred in an organic and biodegradable burial capsule situated beneath the seedling of a chosen tree. Instead of filling graveyards with caskets and stone monuments to the deceased, this system would populate parks with living memorials – trees over tombstones. In turn, family and descendants can come to visit and care for the plants in honor of their loved ones.

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  3. ForrestDean Registered Senior Member

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    I think this is an excellent idea. I like it!

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    Pushing daisies then?
     
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  7. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    This sounds productive but I can see it being demented via cultivation - unless grandpa was a weed smoking hippie of course.
     
  8. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    More like pushing trees...
     
  9. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    And when the trees fall over in a storm, you can see your loved ones all over again!
     
  10. Counter Registered Senior Member

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    My tree has no nose.

    How does he smell?
     
  11. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks

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