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.