‘Take me with you,’ said the Peking duck to the dead guy


‘Take me with you,’ said the Peking duck to the dead guy

People have strange requests when it comes to what they want to be buried with

Tymon Smith

What do Chinese takeaways, a false leg, a cellphone, a Wizard of Oz costume, a violin, a pair of clown shoes and an autographed tennis ball have in common?

No, this is not a list of things found in a famous dead actor’s attic but rather some of the most requested items that British people wish to be buried with. That’s according to Funeralcare in the UK, which surveyed 4,000 adults and interviewed funeral directors who, according to The Independent, have “conducted more than 500,000 funerals between them over the last five years”.

The tradition of burying objects in graves stretches back thousands of years and indicates ideas that humans have had about the afterlife and what they might need to navigate it...

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