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Pointlessly Expensive Shooting Star Funeral: You Can Take It With You

Light up the sky for your loved ones one last time.
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This previously baked idea has had an improvement added so I don't have to take it down.

First, get a couple of hundred million dollars that you want to blow on a funeral.

Then hire SpaceEx or the Russians to blast your body into low Earth orbit.

Make sure everybody is situated and watching the right area of the sky when you make re-entry because after spending 200 million or so on this stunt you don't want aunti Beatrice looking down at the hors d’oeuvres tray complaining about the petit fours.

Then slam into the atmosphere at 15,000 mph and gloriously explode into a streaking flash of carbon dioxide, sulfur compounds, nitrogen, lead, boron, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, tin, lithium, magnesium, manganese, nicket and strontium.

Your loved ones will be moved to tears while the rest of the world will be disgusted that you just burned not just your earthly remains, but several hundred million dollars that could have been used to build environmentally clean homeless puppy shelters.

Here's the improvement: You also have a couple of hundred million dollars in gold burn up with you as you re-enter the atmosphere.

doctorremulac3, Dec 02 2016

Baked. Aerial_20Burial
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       In some future time a consortium of descendents of the cryogenically frozen could pool resources to dispose of their ancestors in a single magnificent meteor shower.
farble, Dec 02 2016
  

       Not that much different from previous efforts to launch small portions of persons cremains into satellite orbit, only to have delivery fail. Well, perhaps the making sure people are watching part...
normzone, Dec 02 2016
  

       This has been posted before on the HB, but I'm too lazy to look for it.....zzzzzzzzzz
xenzag, Dec 02 2016
  

       // environmentally clean homeless puppy shelters //   

       Is it the puppies that are environmentally clean, or the shelters ?   

       Our understanding is that there is very little that's clean about puppies.
8th of 7, Dec 02 2016
  

       //This has been posted before on the HB, but I'm too lazy to look for it.....zzzzzzzzzz//   

       I checked for you.   

       Yup, baked.   

       Cheerfully withdrawn. (I'll leave it up for a bit to explain why it's taken down.)   

       Eh, changed my mind. I like the bit about pissing people who want environmentally friendly puppy shelters so I added a twist to skirt the Halfbakery "baked" bylaws.
doctorremulac3, Dec 02 2016
  

       By the way, the Halfbakery spell checker doesn't recognize the word "Halfbakery".
doctorremulac3, Dec 02 2016
  

       Of course not. Look in the help file under "recursion".
8th of 7, Dec 02 2016
  
      
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