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Solar-Powered DJ for the Dead Debuts at Funeral Fair

tombstoneWhat self-respecting dead person doesn't want a solar-powered music video-playing system on their tombstone for the rest of eternity? Just such a system was displayed at this past Tuesday's China International Funeral Fair in Guangzhou, where curious onlookers had the chance to check out the piano-shaped tombstone.

The pimped-out system comes with an exterior solar-powered display panel and an internal sound box. Relatives and friends of the deceased can insert digital music video (MV) files into the tombstone's 2 gigabyte memory to be played whenever someone passes by. It's just a matter of time before the Rickrolling tombstones start popping up, but at $2,630, the stone is probably too expensive for many a music lover. And while the tombstones solar panels do up its green factor slightly, there are much better uses for silicon (solar power for living people, anyone?).

Other exhibits at the fair were much more eco-friendly. One vendor showed off a biodegradable urn fashioned out of animal gelatin and sand that disintegrates in less than 24 hours if placed in a high-humidity location.

[Via Ecofriend]

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  • Yoselin in

    Latest news about DJs is the death of DJ AM secondary to suicide. The suicide of DJ AM wasn't something that anyone really saw coming. He was only 36 years old, he was relatively famous, successful, he had everything going for him, and they've been speaking to anyone who will discuss it that knew him. He was dating model Haley Wood at the time, and though it would seem that a person should perhaps be left to her grief – the vultures are what they are, and had to get a statement. Haley Wood disclosed that rumors that DJ AM, real name Adam Goldstein, and her were very much together, and a rumored breakup was a detestable rumor. It would be great if someone could give the gossip hounds a cash advance to let celebrities, like Haley Wood, grieve in privacy.