For most of us, the most outrageous a funeral gets is perhaps the deceased's last wish to have the countdown theme played as the curtains close, or that everyone should wear rainbow colours. But, more often than not, the whole affair a fairly sombre gathering of black-clad mourners and then some drinking and reminiscing.
In the West in particular, we're pretty squeamish about the whole process of death, preferring to keep it out of sight, out of mind and definitely out of the house.
There are a lot of cultures out there, however, who have very different ideas as to what constitutes a good send-off. Whether that's snapping pictures of the dead, keeping them hanging around the house or even disturbing them every couple of years for a good old family reunion, the dead certainly don't get the same treatment around the world.
If you don't fancy the traditional send off for yourself, why not take a couple of notes from some of the most bizarre death rituals throughout the world?