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Death in the city: what happens when all our cemeteries are full?

Lack of space and soaring costs are familiar problems for anyone who lives in a city. From London to New York to Hong Kong, many are crammed into micro-apartments that cost hundreds of pounds or dollars a month to rent, unsure when they will be able to afford a more permanent abode.<p>And it may be a …

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Why do we bury our dead six feet under?

<i>There is no minimum safe depth at which a body must be interred. The depth of an in-ground burial can vary from 1.5 to 12 feet, sometimes even</i> …

The man with no-one to mourn him

• <b>Stewart Cooney, a 95-year-old war veteran, outlived his wife and son</b>• <b><br>He was set for a "lonely funeral" attended only by a carer and a social worker</b>• <b><br>An appeal to give him a good send-off was made on Facebook and in a local paper</b><p>When Stewart Cooney died at a nursing home in Leeds, only a handful of …

New Morbid Terminology: Quicklime

Screenshot from Team Fortress 2 Video Game for Mann Co. Corpse Grad Quicklime, via Valve and Wiki for game<p>If you’re a fan of murder-mystery novels, …