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The market for ghost brides

  1. Aug 6, 2007 #1

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    Aether posted this link in another thread. A grisly, but very interesting story:

    http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9558423

     
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    Awesome. I want a pet dog and cat, and maybe some orphan kids too.

    On second thought, better throw in some mistresses as well.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2007 #3

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    :rofl:
    You forgot the servants, King Tut!
     
  5. Aug 6, 2007 #4

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    At least they have a lot in common and probably have few bad habits. I imagine they have a very low divorce rate.
     
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    Way to find that positive angle, Bob! :biggrin:
     
  7. Aug 6, 2007 #6

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    Oh, ghost, not goat!
     
  8. Aug 6, 2007 #7

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    :rofl: :rofl:
     
  9. Aug 6, 2007 #8
    This ant afganistan!
     
  10. Aug 6, 2007 #9

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    Being a westerner that embraces change and new ideas, it's hard to understand how some cultures can have such unchangeable beliefs. The culture in various parts of China are very old and very isolated, and change is something that wasn't promoted.

    I love the study of other cultures. But traditions like this are a bit bizarre now, but not uncommon a few thousand years ago.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2007 #10
    In the late 1800's people used to take photos of their dead loved ones at the funeral and hang it on their wall.

    Your baby brother and sister are dead honey, now smile for the nice man.

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    Remember that movie The Others with the photo album of the pics of dead people propped up and posed? My mom said she had actually seen photo albums like that when she was a little girl. I thought it was something they had just made up for the movie.
     
  13. Aug 6, 2007 #12

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    I remember going through the things of my dad's mother and there were tons of photos of dead people.
     
  14. Aug 7, 2007 #13

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    Marriage and burial customs aren't scientific at all. Just say, no.
     
  15. Aug 7, 2007 #14
    I think loyal female PF members should donate their corpses to be sold in China after they croak for a general pizza fund.
     
  16. Aug 7, 2007 #15

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    And who would be the benificiary of said pizza fund?

    I still want to be eaten by Tibetan vultures.
     
  17. Aug 7, 2007 #16
    Tibetan Vultures, isn't that a soccer team??:biggrin:
     
  18. Aug 7, 2007 #17

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    Oh dear, that would make things much more complicated. :bugeye:
     
  19. Aug 7, 2007 #18

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    Not really. The only difference is that they would use utensils.
     
  20. Aug 8, 2007 #19
    Surviving male PF members.

    You're so selfish! We want pizza!
     
  21. Aug 8, 2007 #20
    Or their tongues.
     
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