Monthly Archive: September 2015

What You Need to Know About Nylon Lanyards

Nylon lanyards have a polished sheen and smooth finish. The texture of an imprinted nylon lanyard allows it to show a very clear print and an intricate design. The design is printed onto the lanyard through silkscreen printing. The finished customized nylon lanyard has a glossy finish. This type of customized lanyard is a favorite in big events, as giveaways and in trade shows because of its high quality.

Customized nylon lanyard can be purchased online for as low as 3 dollars at a minimum of a hundred pieces. Shipping won’t be an issue as most manufacturers offer it for free.

What is Nylon and What’s the Advantage of Using It?

LanyardsNylon is a type of synthetic polymer which can be melted and molded into different shapes. It was first produced in1935 at DuPont’s research facility by Wallace Carothers. Nylon fibers, molds and films can be used in car parts, flooring, electrical equipment, apparel, food packaging, and rubber support.

It was first commercially used in 1938 as a bristle for toothbrushes. In 1940, it became a popular material for making women’s stockings – that’s merely a year after it was recognized as a fabric in 1939. Later on, nylon was also used to make fishing lines and guitar strings.

Nylon was developed to replace silk due to the latter’s scarcity during World War II. It was used as a material for making vehicle tires, flak vests and parachutes.

It is also used in many car parts that are close to the engine because it is highly heat-resistant. It is also the reason why nylon is widely used as a material for making food packaging.

What are the Possible Customizations and Attachments for Lanyards?

There are a lot of choices when it comes to customizing lanyards. You can choose your desired color, fabric, design, print and attachments. Lanyard makers online offer a wide variety of choices. Prices may also vary depending on your choice of customization and add-ons.

There are lots of lanyard colors to choose from. You only need to check a full color Pantone Solid Coated Guide Book to determine the exact reference number for your color preference.

Customized lanyards can also be made according to your choice of fabric such as: polyester, woven, nylon, tubular, dye sub and cord. You may also choose from different imprint designs.

The possible choices for lanyard attachments are Thumb Hook, No Swivel J Hook, Bulldog Clip, Thumb Trigger, Swivel J Hook, Key Ring, Oval Hook, Carabiner, Plastic J Hook, Cell Phone Loop or a combination of your choice. The price for having these add-ons usually ranges from $0.09 to $0.18, depending on the lanyard’s size.

What are Badge Reels?

A badge reel is an alternative connector for identification cards and badge holders. It usually comes in a round or square shape. It has a clip at the back that you can attach onto a belt or uniform. There are also various types of clips that are attached at the back of a badge reel, such as belt clips, spring clips, and close-end clips.

Just like an ordinary lanyard, it can also be customized according to your choice of material, color or design. It can also be printed with the name and logo of the company or entity. Most lanyard manufacturers on the web offer a wide selection of badge reels that are fully customizable. The price of customized badge reels range from as little as 50 cents to roughly 3 dollars; differences in cost are also influenced by the design.

All in all, if you’re looking to invest in any of these accessories, it’s guaranteed that you won’t have problems when it comes to affordability and customizability.

Famous Celebrities Who Got Cremated

Celebrities may have been stars who were given the chance to shine their brightest; they’re only human, and so, eventually their lights also fade in time.

Some of these celebrities who passed on chose not to be buried, but instead, cremated.

Are their cremations a decision that was made when they were still alive? Were there any special reasons for this personal decision?

Find out who these celebrities are and learn more about them.

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse, a famous singer and a songwriter, was cremated on July 26. The singer’s cremation was somehow controversial because she was Jewish, and Jewish laws do not allow this kind of burial ceremony.

According to Jewish laws, God made human beings in His likeness, and so human bodies are sacred and priceless. For them, the dead mustn’t be destroyed and must be treated with dignity.

Amy’s cremation however still went through in Golders Green Crematorium. A private funeral service was held at Edgewarebury Cemetery. Her father gave a eulogy saying, “Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight.”

Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

Albert Einstein wanted to be cremated. This desire was fulfilled after he passed away in Princeton Hospital in 1955. However, not all of him was cremated – his brain wasn’t, because of Thomas Harvey.

Thomas Harvey was the hospital’s pathologist who took Einstein’s brain without his family’s permission. He believed studying Einstein’s renowned brain would explain the reason behind Einstein’s intelligence.

What he did got him fired, and in 1998, the brain was returned and brought to Princeton Hospital.

John Lennon (1940 – 1980)

On the night of December 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot multiple times at the back by Mark David Chapman. It was even a sad realization that earlier that day, Chapman and Lennon were even photographed together while the latter was giving the former an autograph.

John Lennon was brought to Roosevelt Hospital; on 11:07 PM, he was declared dead on arrival because of the damage brought by the gunshots.

On December 9, Yoko Ono (Lennon’s wife) asked everyone for a few minutes of silence to pray for him, and informed everyone that there wouldn’t be any funeral for Lennon.

On December 10, Lennon was cremated at New York’s Ferncliff Cemetery, and his ashes were scattered on Central Park.

Heath Ledger (1979 – 2008)

CremationFamous Hollywood actor Heath Ledger passed away on January 22, 2008 due to accidental overdose. His housekeeper and masseuse first found him unconscious around 2:45 PM and tried to revive him but to no avail. Around 3:30 PM, medical professionals arrived at the scene; he was declared dead a few minutes later.

Ledger had two funeral services, one in Los Angeles and one in Perth, Western Australia. On February 9, Ledger’s body was cremated in Fremantle Cemetery, and his ashes were placed next to his grandparents at Karrakatta Cemetery.

Sir Alfred Hitchcock (1899 – 1980)

On April 29, film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock died in his sleep inside his home in Bel Air, California. His funeral Mass was held in Beverly Hills, specifically in Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

He would have wanted a tombstone with the words “This is what we do to bad little boys,” however this wasn’t possible since his ashes were cremated and strewn on the Pacific Ocean.

In the past, you don’t think of cremation when someone dies. Cremation is viewed as impersonal and disrespectful. After all, you not only burn the body but also crush the bones.

Nowadays, cremation is no longer as controversial as before, hence, more and more people choose to be cremated, and those people include celebrities. Everyone can just pay their last respects for the repose of their loved ones.