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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Can You Hear Me Now?

More people than ever are asking to spend eternity with their cell phones. The trend started in South Africa among people who feared being buried alive while under the spell of a witch, but has now spread to Ireland, Australia, Ghana, and the United States.

Mobile phone batteries cause nasty explosions when incinerated, so crematorium clients require special arrangements.

Some funeral parlours will now arrange for the phone [to be] put into the box with the ashes following the cremation.

And one service in South Africa will put a number of batteries in the coffin just in case the dead person wakes up much later and finds their own battery has run out. [Link]
I'd hate to be on the other end of that phone call.

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