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For the corpse who has everything: surround-sound coffin

Reuters

A Swedish man has designed a coffin with built-in speakers linked to a music playlist that can be updated by the living.

Music and video equipment store owner Fredrik 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.

“We don’t know, right? But then people believe in different ways in different parts of the world,” Hjelmquist told Reuters television when he was asked whether a belief in life after death was what would lead someone to buy his coffin.

“In Sweden perhaps we don’t believe in it, but in many parts of the world people believe in a different way,” he said.

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