No one likes to think about death, but some of us do and when we think of it we think of the bad ass coffins we are going to have set up for us when we move into the afterlife. Why have a typical coffin when you can be buried in style. Plus, you can use the inheritance you were going to give to your children on yourself instead, and essentially bury the money with you.
There are many ways to die and it seems just as many styles to have for your coffin, so join us as we go six-feet under to look at the weirdest coffins in the world.
1. The Coffin Couch
People love to sit on couches, some to it so much that they begin to resemble the size and shape of a couch. So, why not make a couch your vessel into death?
Well, some people have already thought of this and had a coffin couch made for them so they can be nice and comfortable while they are in the graveyard, waiting to emerge as an undead zombie….maybe.
CoffinCouches.com makes, well, coffin couches, by taking 18 gauge steel coffins and converting them into coffin couches. They collect the used coffins from funeral homes in Southern California, which makes the coffin couch not only attractive, but environmentally friendly! The entire idea for a coffin couch comes from the company’s need for coffins but health and safety laws prevent the reselling of used coffins. So, they get the coffins, turn them into coffin couches, and then resell them. The coffin comes with six iron heavy legs that have a biohazard insignia on them to let people know that there are dead bodies inside these couches.
2. The Chicken and the Egg
One of the greatest questions of our time is “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” Well, if you cannot answer that question you can at least choose whether you want to be buried in a chicken, or if you want to be buried in an egg. Yes, you can be buried in an egg, just a very large egg. In many ways, you are bringing things full circle since you essentially start in an egg, and then you end things by being put back into an egg.
If going into your afterlife in an egg is a little to weird for you, you can decide to be a bit more normal and choose to go in a chicken. Well, no this isn’t really normal and you have to wonder what you are saying about yourself if you are going to be buried in a chicken. Are you a chicken?
Perhaps you love eating chicken, or you just have a lot of chickens, but either way, getting buried in a chicken will have a lot of future archeologists scratching their heads wondering what exactly it means.
3. Flying High under Ground
Okay, so do you go underground with this coffin or are you supposed to be left flying in the air for eternity? While there are some questions about this coffin, the fact is that there are not very many original ways to make yourself unique in your burial than being buried in a kite.
You also have to admire the spirit of someone who decides to be buried in a kite coffin. Obviously they want to fly high as a kite in the afterlife, and they probably want to be uplifting and get people to smile.
It could also be the case of they just want to make sure that they are able to get to heaven by taking a kite. You can’t argue that their coffin is taking them in the right direction to be noticed by St. Peter.
4. In The Belly of A Fish
A lot of surfers and swimmers fear ending up in a shark’s belly, but there are some people who want to be in a shark’s belly when they die. No, they don’t want to be eaten by a shark; they just want to be buried in a coffin that looks like a shark.
Why would someone want to be buried in a shark? Well, there are actually many reasons why. The person may identify with sharks, they may respect sharks, or they may just think that it will be pretty bad ass to be buried in the belly of a shark.
5. Rocking In the Afterlife
Everyone loves rock and roll, but some love it more than others and they are the types to Knock, Knock on Heavens Door, while their body is sitting in a coffin shaped like a guitar. Yes, you can get guitar shaped coffins which tell anyone who finds this coffin that the person inside was all about sex, drugs and rock and roll. Well, maybe not the first two but for sure the last one. Some problems exist with a guitar-shaped coffin in that the body of the guitar houses the body of the rock and roll lover, but then there is the long part of the guitar that also has to be fitted into the ground.
Still, when someone sees this coffin they are going to know that the person inside is rocking it out in the afterlife. There are truly few coffins that are cooler than a coffin shaped like a guitar.
6. Entertaining In Death
If you have the money and the space in the ground, why not make your death casket into an entertainment center. Yes, you can have a coffin that is shaped like an entertainment center, if you really want to show that through your life you enjoyed watching television and being entertained more than anything.
The great thing about this casket is that you can actually use it in your home while you wait for death. You can put your television in it and let the casket serve as something functional.
Of course, you will be constantly reminded that one day you will be laying in the very thing that is holding your television right now. While this may serve well for some people, others may get a bit creeped out by it. Of course, if you are being reminded that one day you will die as you stare at your television, you may be more motivated to stand up, go out, and enjoy life before it comes to its inevitable end.
7. A Stylish Resting Place
You have to love the Germans. They take the typical casket and turn it into something sleek and stylish. Case in point, this stylish coffin that combines smooth lines, sleek curves and a great look to it. Your coffin will be sexy and stylish, but it will also be slippery. Heaven forbid that the coffin slips while being placed into the grave on the top of the hill because nothing is going to stop this thing. It also looks like it could move through the water with ease.
Author: Craig Baird — Copyrighted © roadtickle.com