For the last 150 years, India has been exporting bones all around the world, generating tens of thousands of dollars in profits. People were digging up entire graveyards, even dragging flaming bodies out of funeral pyres for a cut of that sweet, sweet cabbage. The government finally drew the line in 1985 when someone was busted for exporting 1,500 child skeletons, which you may recognize as being the most illegal thing ever.
Businesses Built Above Graves Get Better Business
The New Lucky Restaurant in India has graves dug in between each table, possibly because the inside of the manager's eyelids is haunted by poltergeists. Astonishingly, people flock to New Lucky, believing that the graves bring good luck (hence the name). This is like if the Rainforest Cafe installed pits full of dead gorillas next to the bar, resulting in people actually visiting the Rainforest Cafe.
In Cambodia, people pay admission to visit Pol Pot's grave for good luck, and there are even plans to build a casino on top of it, because apparently everyone forgot why Pol Pot is famous.
Fishermen Salvage Corpses for Cash
China sees 26 percent of the world's suicides (because it's China), and most of them end up floating in one of the nation's many rivers. The situation has gotten so bad that fishermen get into their boats just to fish for corpses, then contact the victims' families and charge them $500 to return the waterlogged bodies. It's unclear what happens if the families refuse, but bait sure isn't getting any cheaper in this economy.
It's just like that old saying: "Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. And there are also
some instances where you're the guy scraping the bug off the windshield and extorting ransom money from its family."