Woman Who Works In Funeral Home Shares Weirdest Parts Of Her Job
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Evie Rodriguez, a funeral director and embalmer, has taken to TikTok to share the weirdest parts of her job.
The Chicago-based professional created a 43-part series to share more about the products found in funeral homes.
Fair warning, depending on whether you have a morbid curiosity, it's either really fascinating or will keep you up at night.
In part 43 of her series, the TikToker explains to her 224.1k followers the 'products you will find at a funeral home' – in case you're bored of going on late night trips to the big Tesco, here's what the funeral home has to offer.
First up? 'Dental Simulators'. Sounds horrific already.
The products, also known as 'mouth formers' are made of plastic and used 'when the deceased is missing teeth' or used dentures before passing.
According to Rodriguez, the product is placed at the gum line, with the persons lips going over the mouth former to recreate the shape of the mouth.
And if that didn't freak you out, the TikToker then proceeds to demonstrate how the mouth former works on a dummy head.
She continues to explain how the ridges of the product are cut to fit the persons mouth and have ridges to keep them in place.
Rodriguez then goes on to pry at the dummy head with a metal instrument to put the dental simulator in place, and at this point I think we're all opting for cremation.
If it helps, she does note in the comments, 'Not every embalmer uses mouth formers. I personally use cotton to recreate the mouth shape', in case, you know, you want to request that later on.
And, if you didn't think the mouth formers were weird enough, wait until you see Rodriguez's video on 'discontinued funeral products', which has six parts.
Mourning cards, which are a card that includes the person's name, date of birth, death and a poem.
Rodriguez goes on to explain that the one's in her collection are from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.
Mourning cards were used as keepsakes and often kept in frames or photo albums to commemorate the departed.
Rodriguez has a variety of other videos about her work in the funeral home, but we think two is enough for today.
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