Mourning life as you know it

A South Korean service offers free funerals for the living to get a perspective on life. Thousands have taken part in "living funeral" services at Hyowon Healing Centre. "Once you become conscious of death, and experience it, you undertake a new approach to life," said 75-year-old Cho Jae-hee.

Kiwi female mayor first

The headline from 1930 "Canada's first woman Mayor won't neglect her housework' sent Clark Thomborson down a rabbit hole of papers. He discovered that Onehunga elected a female mayor the "day after the first general election in which women could vote".

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