Strange But True

See our collection of articles on strange but true facts and truths about cremation and death. View Une Belle Vie’s cremation blog here.


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Strange But True: Unbelievable Stories from Around the Funeral Industry

The oddest of news surrounding the funeral industry – peruse at your own risk for a laugh or wide-eyed stare.

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Bizarre Final Wishes and Wills

Ever wonder what people ask for in their wills and in final requests? Some odd ducks, for sure, from Une Belle Vie.

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Using Fireworks to Scatter Ashes

Choosing cremation opens up almost unlimited options, including sending your d one up (literally) as part of a fireworks display.

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Pacemakers Removed Before Cremation Go on to Save Lives

Pacemakers removed before cremation, which are usually simply thrown away, can go on to save the lives of needy heart patients.

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Unique Ways to Celebrate a Life

We believe that, when it comes to celebrating life, that no request is too unusual. More and , people are moving away from traditional funerals, or adding onto them, with personalized details that celebrate their d one’s unique personality, quirks and all.

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A Walk on the Silly Side

There’s a silly side to the a career in the funeral industry and a U.K. student shows us how to take a lo at the lighter side of an interesting career choice.

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What Happens to Your Social Media Accounts When You Die?

We all have a “cyber-life,” so what happens to those on versions of us when we die? A comprehensive report about the status of your social media and web-based e accounts in such situations and a able guide for families.

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Strange But True: The Latest in Odd News

Don’t miss the odd news article about iPods and laser light shows at a Singapore columbarium (a resting place for cremated remains)! Some odd news snippets from around the globe.

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Strange But True: Government Subsidies for Death

Are cremation costs subsidized by state governments? Read and contribute your own strange but true story at Une Belle Vie’s website. Celebrate a beautiful life with unique cremation urns.

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