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  • Famous last words of 18 famous people

    10/13/2015 7:42:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/13/2015 | Elena Holodny
    People have always been fascinated by the last words of others. Perhaps they hold a touch of wisdom, or a final joke, or even confirmation of who's getting what in the will. In light of that, Business Insider put together a list of the reported last words of 18 famous historical figures. Check them out below. 1. Karl Marx, philosopher. "Last words are for fools who haven't said enough." ________________________________ 2. Richard Feynman, theoretical physicist. Nobel Prize winner. "I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring." ________________________________ 3. Archimedes, mathematician. "Stand away, fellow, from my diagram!" Archimedes was killed during...
  • Ed Koch’s grave marker is inscribed with journalist Daniel Pearl’s last words

    02/01/2013 9:52:31 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Poynter ^ | 2/1/13 | Julie Moos
    Former New York City mayor Ed Koch died Friday morning at the age of 88. He plans to be buried in Manhattan, the three-term mayor said in 2008. His headstone and a memorial bench, placed at Trinity Church Cemetery in 2009, evoke his faith and his admiration of a murdered journalist. Koch explained his plans to the Associated Press: The marker will bear the Star of David and a Hebrew prayer, “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.” It also will be inscribed with the last words of journalist Daniel Pearl before he was murdered by...
  • 'Go Cowboys!': The bizarre last words of condemned killers moments before they are executed

    03/29/2012 6:23:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 29, 2012
    When it comes to parting words, a huge number of executed inmates in Texas are resorting to the belief that all you need is ‘love’. In an analysis using data from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the website developed an infographic detailing the more commonly used words. The data was compiled from the last statements of every inmate put to death in the state from 2000 to the present, which are published on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s website.
  • Cell-phone audio [transcript] of Saddam singing emerges [illustrated by Silly]

    12/31/2006 2:07:53 AM PST · by Silly · 44 replies · 2,378+ views
    my widdle bwain | December 31, 2006 | Silly
    The following is a transcription of an audio recording made by a cell phone during Saddam's hanging. It appears to be Saddam comforting himself by singing. We all know he was downright silly for Southern old-timey songs.
  • Some Famous Last Words

    12/14/2006 8:12:08 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 88 replies · 2,636+ views
    Last words ^ | 1997 | Compiled by Kurt A. Sanftleben
    After reading one quote from our own Founder's Quotes thread, I thought a few more would prove entertaining: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945) "I have a terrific headache." ....he died of a cerebral hemmorage. Allen, Ethan (1738-1789) "Waiting are they? Waiting are they? Well--let 'em wait." ...after being told that the Angels were waiting for him. Saroyan, William (1908-1981) "Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case. Now what?" .....yeah, I'll talk like that on MY deathbed. Sedgwick, John "Uncle John," General (1813-1864) "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist--."...
  • Interesting web site: A collection of famous last words, farewells, and last stands

    09/30/2002 7:22:04 PM PDT · by zapiks44 · 36 replies · 410+ views
    Interesting web site. Records last words, deeds, and wills of both real and fictional people. Here are some examples: Archimedes of Syracuse  (298-212 B.C.) "Wait 'till I have finished my problem!" Astor, John Jacob, IV (1864-1912) "The ladies have to go first. . . .  Get in the lifeboat, to please me. . . .  Good-bye, dearie.  I'll see you later." Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827) "Friends applaud, the comedy is over." Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922) "No." Booth, John Wilkes (1839-1865) "Tell mother, tell mother, I died for my country. . . .  useless . . . useless . . ."