As Thailand's economy slows and its government falters, growing numbers of deeply superstitious citizens are jostling into a pink coffin to "die," the Telegraph reports. At about $5 a head, monks in a monastery outside Bangkok officiate over the "dead bodies" in the coffins, before ushering in the next group of people hoping to rid themselves of bad karma.
"As I lay there listening to the chanting of the monks, I feel relaxed," said one regular. "When I got up I was thinking of good things, thinking of the Buddha image in the hall. I felt good."