5 Bizarre Ways to Immortalize Yourself

'Cremation Solutions' can make an urn resembling your head
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2012 5:48 PM CDT
Mummification: only $67,000 at Summum, and that includes a mausoleum.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Aren't sure your accomplishments will inspire a life-size statue in the local square? Consider Cracked's list of creepy ways to immortalize yourself:

  • An Urn Resembling Your Head. Using 3-D imaging, Cremation Solutions can mold one in your likeness for only $2,600. Don't like your own face? The company offers heads of "your favorite celebrity, hero, or even President Obama!"

  • Haunt the Internet as a Digital Ghost. Websites like Lifenaut and Virtual Eternity can make avatars that resemble you, answer questions, and even give advice (but "their conversational skills are terrible," says Cracked).
  • Become a Mummy. Utah-based Summum offers the full treatment, marinating your organs, creating a bronze "life mask" in your likeness, and building an Egyptian-style coffin cast in bronze and steel. All for only $67,000, including a mausoleum space.
  • Ordering a Furniture Coffin. Casket Furniture will build you a casket that also functions as an entertainment center, bed, or coffee table. Or try the pool table/casket combination for just $12,000.
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