England Produces More Ashes

Hilarious, punny article on cremations from The Economist. Apparently, around 70% of Britain’s dead people are cremated, compared to only 50% in Australia. The periodical offers a theory (and it has nothing to do with Shane Warne):

The availability of land for burial may matter too. In densely populated Japan and Hong Kong cremation is a common choice. That may also explain why the British are keener than Australians on cremations.

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2 thoughts on “England Produces More Ashes

  1. Krish says:

    Not too good for global warming, or does it even matter?

  2. duckingbeamers says:

    Ha — well, given limited space, I’d prefer cremation over clogged cemeteries.

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