Most people, when they are about to pass from flesh to spirit, do not have the presence of mind to make it, of the spirit. Some, however, leave the common lot (aisle B of the Monceau-les-Mines Cemetery), in the hope that we will laugh with them when they no longer cheer up. They are probably right.
1. Carrie Fisher’s Prozac Pill
- 1 1. Carrie Fisher’s Prozac Pill
- 2 2. Harry Houdini and the Seance
- 3 3. Napoleon Bonaparte and his hair
- 4 4. William Shakespeare and the second best bed
- 5 5. Hunter S. Thompson and the Cannonball
- 6 6. Janis Joplin and the maxi party
- 7 7.Robert Louis Stevenson
- 8 8. Joan Rivers and the Hollywood Party
- 9 9. Gene Rodenberry (the creator of Star Trek) and the cosmos
- 10 10. Marie Curie and the gram of radium
Several years ago, Carrie Fisher acquired a pill-shaped urn of Prozac. It was one of her favorite objects and those close to her felt that she probably intended to bury her ashes in it. It was quite logical for a bipolar girl who absolutely did not hide to take the maximum of drugs possible.
2. Harry Houdini and the Seance
The founder of modern magic died in 1926. Besides his books and secrets, distributed quite logically, Houdini left his rabbits to his friends and children. But above all, he left his wife a secret code that he intended to use to contact her after her death. The contract was that in exchange his wife had to hold seances every year on Halloween so that he could try to contact her. Not annoying, man. There are good movies sometimes on Halloween.
3. Napoleon Bonaparte and his hair
Napoleon requested that his head be shaved when he died, so that his hair could be passed on to his friends and family. The will did not state what proportion of hair was to go to each, and the story does not say whether the friends and family in question were happy with such an intention.
4. William Shakespeare and the second best bed
Not the best, second best. This is what Shakespeare intended to pass on to his wife when she died. Nobody knows what happened to his best bed.
5. Hunter S. Thompson and the Cannonball
The author of Las Vegas Parano and famous alcoholic cameo died in 2005. For him, it was essential that his ashes be fired from a cannon. Not to mention the specificity of the colors chosen for the fireworks. He must have written that stuffed.
6. Janis Joplin and the maxi party
Shortly before her death, Janis Joplin changed her will. She set aside the sum of 2500 dollars for a post-mortem party to be organized with 200 guests in her favorite bar, so that “(her) friends could get drunk after (her) death”. Altruistic. Respect.
7.Robert Louis Stevenson
In his will, the author of Treasure Island proposed to his friend Annie Ide, born on December 25, to exchange her birthday date with hers to finally have a birthday of her own, without being eaten by Christmas festivities. Completely absurd.
8. Joan Rivers and the Hollywood Party
TV host Joan Rivers, who specializes in fashionable jokes and general jokes, expressed her last wishes as follows: “When I die (and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and yes, Melissa, everything is in your name), I want my funeral to be a gigantic show business event, with spotlights, cameras and action. I want a caterer, I want paparazzi and I want scandalous press officers. I want it to be Hollywood from A to Z. I don’t want a rambling rabbi; I want Meryl Streep in tears, with five different accents. (…) I want to be buried in a Valentino evening dress and I want jeweler Harry Winston to design the funeral tag that will be attached to my toe. And I want a fan in the coffin so my hair flies like Beyoncé on stage. »
9. Gene Rodenberry (the creator of Star Trek) and the cosmos
Gene Rodenberry, the creator of Star Trek, specified in his will that he wanted his body burned and thrown into space. So he boarded (finally he, so to speak) on a Spanish satellite in 1997. His wife joined him in space in 2007. Not sure they found each other. It’s big, space.
10. Marie Curie and the gram of radium
When she died in 1934, Marie Curie had only one gram of pure radium. It was far too valuable to be transmitted directly to her daughter, Irène, which is why Marie Curie transmitted the said gram to the University of Paris on the condition that Irène be allowed to continue her research as much as she wanted. . Without a penny, Marie Curie managed to fund her daughter’s work for eternity. Smart.
Personally, I want it to be marked on my grave: “He is a very quiet neighbour. », signed with the name of my grave neighbor.