Funeral Options: 5 Alternatives To The Traditional Casket

10/21/2011 10:14 am ET | Updated Dec 21, 2011

In the song "Black Jesus," Tupac Shakur says: "My last wishes n**gas, smoke my ashes."

Whether the line articulates the late rapper's final wishes is up for debate; whether the line articulates how he ended up is not: two of his friends mixed his ashes with marijuana and smoked it.

But as strange as Shakur's final resting place in the brains of his two buddies may sound to some, the number of people pursuing alternatives to the oak coffin or ceramic urn is rising at an astounding rate. How does being turned into a piece of jewelry when you die sound? Perhaps knowing your corpse will rest in peace far beyond earth's atmosphere is more to your liking?

Whether you're looking for the perfect way to go out with a bang, or if you're just looking for some mindless entertainment, check out these top 5 alternatives to the traditional casket:

Top 5 Alternatives To The Traditional Casket

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