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You asked so don't be surprised when you see the reason this custom started centuries ago before embalming became popular.

The tradition of laying flowers on top of the coffin started centuries ago. When people died flowers were brought in to lie around the bodies to help prevent the smell of the decaying body.
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oneh2obabe wrote: Feb 26th, 2022, 10:58 am You asked so don't be surprised when you see the reason this custom started centuries ago before embalming became popular.

The tradition of laying flowers on top of the coffin started centuries ago. When people died flowers were brought in to lie around the bodies to help prevent the smell of the decaying body.
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Wish more of the rich were like that

Now, as for this, I haven't tried it.
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^^^Believe it or not, it's still operational. You get to choose from 4 songs.
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That's really neat! I read a book on how civilization happened, and the people who became civilized (as in creating agriculture etc) were the ones with grains in their area that a) contained the most nutrients and b) domesticatable livestock. Apparently, not all livestock is easily domesticatable, and not all grains are nutritionally equal. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/184 ... _and_Steel
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Dubbed by anatomists as an "unconventional bone," the hyoid is unique in that it's the only free-floating bone in the body. The horseshoe-shaped structure isn't connected to any other bones; instead, it connects to ligaments and muscles. In fact, its attachment to surrounding muscles is part of its key function - it holds in place the tongue (above it) and the larynx (below it), and gives force to the muscles responsible for opening the jaw.

True crime aficionados will recognize the hyoid bone for the role it plays in certain cases. A fractured hyoid is often indicative of manual strangulation; it's possible, but rarer, in a suicide. People often point to the bone (and its condition) as evidence for a certain cause of death.
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