Dis­pen­sary Cor­ner

Pharmacy Daily - - News -

WITH TV shows like The Block all the rage in Aus­tralia at the mo­ment, we’re won­der­ing if the con­cept of DIY could be stretched to pre­par­ing for our own deaths?

Founder of the Kiwi Cof­fin Club Katie Wil­liams cer­tainly thinks so, an el­derly woman who started the un­usual group be­cause she loves the idea of con­struct­ing her own wooden box of death.

Wil­liams was soon joined by other in­ter­ested Ki­wis, with the rea­sons for join­ing vary­ing from seek­ing a sense of com­mu­nity, oth­ers joined to try and over­come their fear of dy­ing, while the re­main­der sim­ply wanted to save a bob or two on the fu­neral.

The range of nov­elty coffins be­ing worked on in the mor­bid wood­work group in­cluded one ded­i­cated to a woman’s pet chick­ens, and a lady by the name of Raewyn (pic­tured), who sim­ply wanted to pay homage to Elvis “The King” Pres­ley. THOSE wacky Filipinos have set an­other world record, this time for gath­er­ing a crowd of al­most 7,000 peo­ple to ap­ply lip­stick si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

The stunt was co­or­di­nated by lo­cal celebrity Vice Ganda, who as well as be­ing a pop star is the founder of Vice Cos­met­ics Co.

The 6,900 par­tic­i­pants had to wear the lip­stick for at least 60 sec­onds to qual­ify for the record, pre­vi­ously held by Mary Kay.

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