Ask a Mortician: What's the Difference Between a Traditional and a…

Did you know that it's practically impossible to put a naked corpse in the ground? Most cemeteries won't allow it. Our favorite mortician, Caitlin Doughty, explains the difference between traditional burial — the one with the embalming and coffins — and natural burial, which is, you know, natural. Tune in for the… » 10/16/12 5:15pm 10/16/12 5:15pm

Ask a Mortician: Do Funeral Homes Dissolve Bodies in Acid?

Hey looky here, it's a new episode of "Ask a Mortician," in which our favorite death-obsessed lady, Caitlin Doughty, explains what happens during liquid cremation — alkaline hydrolysis, to be exact. In sounds kind of fancy: There's a silk bag involved! » 8/30/12 4:45pm 8/30/12 4:45pm