Screw-In Coffin Saves Space By Burying Deceased Vertically

In what can only be described as a novel way to bury our dead, an inventor has come up with a screw-in coffin. The design permits the burying of our loved ones vertically instead of horizontally, saving space in the process. In a recent article it shows a picture and diagram of the invention that says it can be screwed into the earth either manually or by using a machine.

The article also states that:

Scruggs is currently engineering prototypes that can withstand the torsion involved without breaking and without being too heavy or expensive. For the more eccentric, he says, “you could have one made out of clear resin, with you in the middle of it, and you could practically wave goodbye to everyone as you’re being screwed into the ground. But that’s probably an option for rock stars.”

Interesting concept. But does it make more sense to bury our deceased or have them cremated?

You decide.

Comments welcome.

Source – Discoverer

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I have been writing for LockerGnome since relocating to Missouri seven years ago, where I continue to be a technology enthusiast who enjoys playing with the newest and latest gadgets.

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/theoracle/ the oracle

    Talk about your ignominious ends!

  • Dick

    Be easier to freeze us in the shape of a screw. Or maybe freeze a bunch of us together in a row and put us in the ground with a giant nail gun.

    • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

      Hi Dick,
      You may wish to patent that idea before someone steals it! LOL

  • Kevin Bailey

    Based on the size of the object I would guess that this is for cremains.

    • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

      Hi Kevin,
      If you click on the source link it will show you a drawing of the device with a human body inside.

  • http://www.gavinstipsandtricks.co.nr/ Gavin Roskamp

    Wait wait wait… If we get the clear resin one… You would be able to see us rot. Or does it actually go all the way into the ground? From the looks of the one in the picture, it sits a bit out of the ground. I’m sorry, but being able to see rotten dead people would freak the shit out of me.

    • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

      Hi Gavin,
      I hope the picture of the cork screw casket was for illustration purposes only.
      I believe it will go lower into the ground.

  • Cynic

    Yup, that’s life in the USA…. Screwed to the very end.

    • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

      Now that’s funny! Thanks Cynic

  • Alex

    If you were encased in clear resin I don’t think you’d rot too fast… think of a bug or small animal in amber…. Think also of “Plastination”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastination