An ITALIAN and a CHINESE entered a chocolate store. As they were busy looking, the CHINESE stole 3 chocolate bars.
As they left the store, the CHINESE said to the ITALIAN, “Man I’m the best thief, I stole 3 chocolate bars and no one saw me.
You can’t beat that.”
The ITALIAN replied: “You want to see something better? Let’s go back to the shop and I’ll show you real stealing.”
So they went to the counter and the ITALIAN said to the shopkeeper, “Do you want to see some magic?”
The shopkeeper replied, “Yes.”
The ITALIAN said, “Give me one chocolate bar.”
The shopkeeper gave him one, and he ate it.
The ITALIAN asked for a second bar, and he ate that as well. He asked for the third, and finished that one too.
The shopkeeper asked: “But where’s the magic?”
The ITALIAN replied: “Check in my friend’s pocket, and you’ll find all three bars of chocolate.”
The eco-friendly Bios Urn, designed by Martin Azua and Gerard Moline, is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shells, compacted peat and cellulose. Inside the urn is a seed.
Cremated human remains are placed into the urn alongside the seed and buried.
As a good source of phosphorous, human remains help to fertilize the seed, which will eventually germinate and grow into a tree.
Depending on where a person would like to be planted, they can choose which type of tree or plant they eventually will become part of.
For all that we’ve heard about technology-assisted immortality in recent years, the idea of having a person’s ashes turned into a tree may seem quaint, but according to the designers that’s kind of the point.
“Bios Urn transforms the burial ritual in a regeneration and return to life through nature. As a result, cemeteries become forests,” writes Moline on his website.