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The Bizarre Kayaking Funeral That Made The Rounds on the Internet

10 Weirdest Wakes and Funerals

Yep, this man loved kayaking so much,he was embalmed in his kayak and paddled his way to heaven.

Dead Man Standing - It was 24-year-old Angel Pantoja Medina wish to stand at his own funeral and when this man was found dead, his grieving family made that wish come true.  After being embalmed, his corpse was propped up for his three-day Wake in his mother's living room dressed in his favorite Yankees cap and sunglasses.

The body of deceased Angel Pantoja Medina stands erect and leans against a wall by his coffin during his own wake in his mother's home in Sa.

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Un biker enterré sur sa Harley Davidson dans un cercueil transparent

Billy Standley Buried Astride His Motorcycle Inside Enormous Plexiglass Box, Riding Beloved Harley To Heaven

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More and more people are opting for simpler, "greener" funerals that are truly a reflection of their individuality.

Baby Boomers Are Drawn to Green and Eco-Friendly Funerals

Baby Boomers Are Drawn to Green and Eco-Friendly Funerals - The New York Times

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With a glass of Busch beer, a menthol cigarette and a New Orleans Saints themed manicure, Miriam Burbank attended one last party – her funeral.

PHOTOS: A Puerto Rican woman's funeral wishes were granted on Monday when her body was propped up in her favorite rocking chair. And she wasn't the first who didn't want to rest in peace.

A funeral home’s specialty: Dioramas of the (propped up) dead

PHOTOS: A Puerto Rican woman's funeral wishes were granted on Monday when her body was propped up in her favorite rocking chair.

Dead man sitting on a motor bike, he was placed there by his family. According to the story he loved bikes a lot and so his family decided to honor him while dead by placing him on a bike during the wake keep. Instead of the traditional presentation of the body in a casket, he was dressed in casual duds and sunglasses, was instead posed in a very lifelike position on top his bike. ***___*** http://www.caribdirect.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/deadman.jpg

This is a picture from an actual wake!

Truly odd and bizarre facts related to death.  If you don't say "ewww" at least once, you might be Dexter...

An interesting hodgepodge of funeral facts & figures:

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This is exactly why we used to call our "front rooms" the "Parlor" or the living room.

Unbekannt - Bentham, Jeremy: Embalmed Body as Exhibited at University College

Unbekannt - Bentham, Jeremy: Embalmed Body as Exhibited at University College - order at discounted prices!

▶ The Embalming Room - Women in the Funeral Industry (Funeral Divas) - YouTube MC:  Not too graphic, but intense and rather morbid

The Embalming Room - Women in the Funeral Industry (Funeral Divas)

The #Sweden Twitter account @Sweden rotates every 7 days to a new citizen: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/11/world/europe/many-voices-of-sweden-via-twitter.html via @nytimes

Many Voices of Sweden, via Twitter

The #Sweden Twitter account @Sweden rotates every 7 days to a new citizen: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/11/world/europe/many-voices-of-sweden-via-twitter.html via @nytimes

Victorian funeral. These two look like they could live in my street.

Another reenactor photo, being circulated as an original image.

Rite of the Sitting Dead: Funeral Poses Mimic Life

Funeral services in New Orleans and Puerto Rico pose the dead to play host at their own wakes, propped up in a familiar tableau.
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