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Only in America: Rest in peace

The widow of a deceased couch potato tries to get her late husband a couch-shaped headstone — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

The widow of an Indiana man is suing a Catholic church that wouldn't allow his couch-shaped headstone in its graveyard. Shannon Carr says her husband loved nothing more than to sit on his couch watching NASCAR and football. The Rev. Jonathan Meyer, however, said the granite couch was not "an appropriate monument in our historic cemetery."