Dead ringer: Now you can keep your loved one’s ashes in an Obama urn

There is now hope for those who wish to see the face of their departed loved ones in a device that doubles as a box to hold their ashes.

Cremation Solutions, a Vermont-based memorial products service, is taking the idea of a traditional urn and turning it on its head, using state-of-the-art facial recognition software and 3D printers to produce human faces as realistic monuments.

The company says it can design the urn to look like anyone – all it needs are photos that show the front and side of the face the customer wishes to use.

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The heads stand on a marble plaque and come complete with a nameplate.

Each urn is built to order, and customers have the chance to approve the design before each one is sent out.

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