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Funeral and Burial Rituals from Around the World – Infographic

FUNeral and Burial Rituals

…in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes. — Benjamin Franklin

Death is inevitable and, as Franklin states, so are taxes.  Here in the US we’re a little over a month away from tax day, but rather than dwell on that, today’s infographic takes a look at the other side of the certainty coin – death.  It’s unavoidable and we all deal with it in different ways, from our grieving process to the cultural norms and rituals that surround it.  Take a look at 42 different funeral and burial rituals from around the world to see many of these different expressions.  [VIA]

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Infographic – 11 Untranslatable Words from Around the World

11 Impossible to Translate Words

“Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

The words we use have always been tied to our feelings, and linguists are constantly dissecting language to get to the heart of that relationship.  There are some feelings, however, that we just cannot put into words and that some cultures cannot identify.  Around the world, this is not always true and some cultures have been able to create single words for complex feelings.  Today’s infographic presents 11 of these words for more complex feelings or subtle actions from various cultures around the world. [VIA]

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