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News item image Youngest Cryogenically Preserved Person

The youngest cryogenically preserved person is just 2 years old. The small girl Einz, lost her battle for life sadly to brain cancer. She is a daughter of two medical engineers, who wanted to use the best what science has to offer.

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News item image How Are Metal Caskets Made?

As a funeral director or funeral home employee, caskets are often in your surroundings. Yet, have you ever wondered how they are exactly made? The little engineer in you will surely be curious to see the construction behind a finished coffin.

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News item image The International Funeral Industry Convention

On the 16-19th September 2015, in Bologna, Italy there was an International Funeral Industry Convention. Hereby a small photo overview of the convention.

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News item image The Last Meal

We have viewed famous last words before and funeral food traditions. What would you eat, if you knew this was your last meal? Fortunately, most of us do not have to make this choice. There is an interesting photograph series “No Seconds" by Henry Hargreaves who has viewed just that.

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News item image The Mushroom Burial Suit

In TED talk, Jae Rhim Lee explores the interesting subject of how to get rid of the toxins and decompose the body. She investigated different mushrooms, and picked out the ones giving best results for decomposing and a different one for each chemical.

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News item image ‘Real’ Death Café in London

London is to get its very first ‘real’ Death Café - a coffee shop and events venue established specifically to explore one of life’s most awkward subjects - its end. As well as an open café space, Death Café London will feature arts, events, meetings and training exploring death, dying and related topics.

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News item image FIAT-IFTA I.C.D. Meeting

In Bologna on the 17 September 2015 from all over the world funeral service delegates came to attend the I.C.D. Meeting presided by International President Marc Poirier. At The Royal Carlton Hotel nicely located in the historic city center of Bologna the international funeral world gathered for the International Funeral Industry Convention and to celebrate also the 50th anniversary of FeNIOF – Italian National member of FIAT-IFTA.

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