Markets in everything, eight unconventional ways to be buried

by on March 11, 2010 at 6:53 am in Economics | Permalink

My favorite is number seven:

Pencils made from the carbon of human cremains. 240 pencils can be made from an average body of ash – a lifetime supply of pencils for those left behind.

Each pencil is foil stamped with the name of the person. Only one pencil can be removed at a time, it is then sharpened back into the box causing the sharpenings to occupy the space of the used pencils. Over time the pencil box fills with sharpenings – a new ash, transforming it into an urn. The window acts as a timeline, showing you the amount of pencils left as time goes by.

Nowhere at the link do they say it's for sale, but do you think they are giving it away?  I doubt it.

The other seven ways to be buried you will find here.  For the pointer I thank Bob Cottrell of The Browser.

1 George Selgin March 11, 2010 at 9:28 am

So much for the claim that no one person can make a pencil!

2 sharp_end March 12, 2010 at 8:57 am

What a great postmortem idea. Imagine chewing on the end of your pencil as you write a poem about your departed one. Mind-boggling.

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