Death is a difficult concept for our mere mortal minds to get our heads around, which is perhaps why nearly every society across the world has created a practice to deal with the passing of life. Interestingly, some animals also mourn their dead through ritualistic behavior, too.
Pretty much every culture has developed a different ritual to “send off” the dead, largely based on their spiritual beliefs and purely pragmatic concerns of hygiene. This infographic from Business Insider shows some of the most interesting and alien practices across the world.
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