Ask a Mortician: Can You Wear Artificial Nails in Your Coffin?

In the latest edition of Ask A Mortician, our death-obsessed buddy Caitlin Doughty answers questions about artificial nails, mortuary eye caps, Mozart's corpse and getting away with murder.

Check out the video above, and be sure to follow Caitlin on Twitter.

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Is there anyone on Jezebel who just really wants to have an open casket funeral for themselves? That's the only scenario I could really see eye caps being necessary. Am I the only weirdo who wants to be buried in my back yard in something light and have a tree planted over me or something? I think that would be a nice way to complete the cycle of life.