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Lovely story and final resting place of the original Smokey Bear. Twitter / DSkaggsRyan

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Lovely story and final resting place of the original Smokey Bear. Twitter / DSkaggsRyan

The 1918 flu pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920) was  unusually deadly, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. It infected 500 million people across the world, including remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and killed 50 to 100 million (three to five percent of the world's population) making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.

The 1918 flu pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920) was unusually deadly, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. It infected 500 million people across the world, including remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and killed 50 to 100 million (three to five percent of the world's population) making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.

Abandoned pet cemetery has eerie, murderous past | NOLA.com

Abandoned pet cemetery has eerie, murderous past

Voice of Bugs Bunny--What a wonderful life of creativity and pleasure he brought to us all!

Voice of Bugs Bunny--What a wonderful life of creativity and pleasure he brought to us all!

Baby grave trees, Tana Toraja, Indonesia. The smallest of the Toraja burial grounds are the “Baby Trees” where the tribe’s young are placed. If a child dies before he has started teething, its mother wraps his body in cloth, makes a another hole in the Baby Tree and places the dead infant inside. The hole is then sealed and as the tree begins to heal, the child is believed to be absorbed.    Please bury me this way.

Baby grave trees, Tana Toraja, Indonesia. The smallest of the Toraja burial grounds are the “Baby Trees” where the tribe’s young are placed. If a child dies before he has started teething, its mother wraps his body in cloth, makes a another hole in the Baby Tree and places the dead infant inside. The hole is then sealed and as the tree begins to heal, the child is believed to be absorbed. Please bury me this way.

Celebrity Epitaphs - Rodney Dangerfield

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reflective bench at Charles Schultz gravesite. Pleasant Hill Cemetary, Sebastopol, CA

reflective bench at Charles Schultz gravesite. Pleasant Hill Cemetary, Sebastopol, CA

Visit Doc Holliday's grave in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. www.visitglenwood.com

Visit Doc Holliday's grave in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. www.visitglenwood.com

Weird but True: Strange and Unusual Tombstones

Weird but True: Strange and Unusual Tombstones

As a Catholic who is also a firm believer in reincarnation, I do not think that our final resting place is a hole in the ground at a plot in a cemetery -- and yet I have always been drawn to these locations. Maybe it's the ghost hunter in me, but I.

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