Coffin with built-in sound system lets you rock out, even after you’re dead

(Photo: Ints Kalnins / Reuters)

Fredrik Hjelmquist shows the CataCoffin in Stockholm Jan. 18. Music and video equipment store owner Hjelmquist said his hi-fi coffin would entertain the dead and provide solace for grieving friends and relatives by making it possible for them to alter the deceased’s playlist online.

Take a look at the CataCoffin in action.

Colorado coffin races put the ‘fun’ in funeral

(Photo: Alex Stalker)

Take one morbid historical story and a town noted for celebrating the stranger side of life and what do you get?

If the town is Manitou Springs, Colo., you get the Emma Crawford Memorial Coffin Races, a madcap and macabre annual event set to take place on Oct. 27 this year.