New York urinals pucker up

By Abigail Keefe
March 25, 2004

Red, lip-shaped urinals were to be installed in the Virgin Atlantic Airways clubhouse in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Designed by a woman of a Dutch company, Virgin Atlantic Airway’s plan was to spoil their first-class customers. Due to complaints from dozens of people and groups, the plan was scrapped.

Live web-casts display funeral services

Family and friends who are unable to attend funeral services can now order ‘web-casts’ of the service. The live web-casts are being offered by two cemeteries in Perth, Australia. Relatives can pay $110 for the web-cast, a delayed broadcast, a DVD or video recording of the service; $275 covers all three options. According to the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, no profit is being made from the service.

Request for unusual cremation of body

Karl Friedrich Lentze of Germany has written to zoos around the country requesting that his dead body be fed to the piranhas. His idea came after hearing of a Dutch man who wanted his body fed to snails, but Lentze wanted something that would be faster. So far, one zoo has responded to the request, saying that it could have educational purposes if done before science students. The zoo has said that it would probably not work, seeing that piranhas prefer live food. Lentze is still hoping for other zoos, which might be more open to his idea, to respond.

Brazilian corpse confusion

Relatives were shocked after a coffin was opened before burial in Candeal, Brazil. Expecting to see the body of a woman, those attending the burial service were shocked after seeing the body man in the coffin. Both the man and woman died the same day, at the same hospital and a mix-up had occurred when sending the bodies to the funerals. After the realization, the bodies were exchanged and finally buried in the correct coffins.

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Abigail Keefe

Abigail Keefe is a Cabrini College student studying communications, enjoying her time in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Abbie loves working for the school newspaper, the Loquitur, and is also passionate about everything that the communication field has to offer.

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