Author's Note: Do people really scatter loved ones' ashes in amusement parks?
I've always thought that coffins were creepy and also pretty pointless. You're already dead, so what's the point of going to the enormous expense of a fancy casket that goes into a hole in the ground? Cremation, on the other hand, is much more sensible but also not terribly practical. There are all sorts of research programs that need human remains. The things scientists learn from our dead bodies then help to better the lives of those left behind.
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