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A Lasting Gift

Alfred Nobel was born in Sweden in 1833 to a family that went from rags to riches, went bankrupt, and then went from rags to riches again. He became one of the richest men in Europe in his time. How? He invented dynamite. His work focused on the use of explosives in the construction and […]


Arranging for the Disposal of Your Remains

Download PDF In the late 1870’s, an Englishman named Henry Crookenden left a last will and testament directing his executor to give his corpse to a friend, Eliza, to be disposed of in accordance with a letter of direction he had provided to her. The reaction of Henry’s wife to this arrangement is not known, […]