Man’s Three Word Obituary And Other Famous Last Words

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(PCM) If you have seen the headlines recently that you have most likely heard about Stig Kernell of Sweden and his three word obituary that has since gone viral. Kernell had an incredible sense of humor right up until his death at age 92, so his obituary simply read ” I am dead”.  Those three simple words are certainly garnering Kernell with a lot more attention postmortem that he would have ever expected.

Reading Kernell’s last words got us thinking about other famous last words, so we dug around a little bit and complied the list below of famous last words that without a doubt live on in infamy well after the individual is deceased.

Tomorrow I shall no longer be here – Nostradamus

Marie_antoinettePardon me, sir. I did not do it on purpose – Queen Marie Antoinette (as she accidentally stepped on the foot of the executioner as she was stepping up to the guillotine)

I live – Roman Emperor (as he was being murdered by his own soldiers)

I am perplexed. Get Satan out! – Aleister Crowley (famous occultist)

Dammit….Don’t you dare ask God to help me – Joan Crawford (to her maid who had begun to pray)

Now why did I do that? – General William Erskine (after he jumped from a window in Lisbon)

No comment – Edward Abbey (writer who was asked if he had any last words, the phrase is also engraved on his tombstone)

Van Halen! – Darrell Abbott a.k.a. Dimebag Darrell (uttered moments before he was shot and killed on stage)

The rest of you can kiss my ass  - James Allen Red Dog ( said after apologizing to his family before lethal injection in Delaware)

Dali1I do not believe in my death – Salvador Dali

My God! What’s happened? – Diana, Princess of Wales

Goodbye Kid. Hurry back! – Humphrey Bogart (spoken to wife Lauren Bacall as she left his bedside to go pick up their children)

Relax…this won’t hurt! – Hunter S. Thompson (last phrase of his suicide note)

Don’t let it end like this! Tell them I said something – Francisco “Pancho” Villa

Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies – Voltaire (when asked by a priest to renounce Satan)

I’ll be in Hell before you start breakfast – “Black Jack” Ketchum (famous train robber)

Die, my dear? Why, that’s the last thing I’ll do! – Groucho Marx

It’s very beautiful over there – Thomas Edison

I’m bored with it all – Winston Churchill

Oscar_WildeMy wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go – Oscar Wilde

I hope the exit is joyful and hope never to return – Frida Kahlo

Hey, fellas! How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? French Fries! – James French (convicted murderers last words to the press as he was strapped into the electric chair)

Free your body and soul
Unfold your powerful wings
Climb up the highest mountain
Kick your feet up in the air
You may now live forever
Or return to this earth
Unless you feel good where you are 
-John Laird McCaffrey’s tombstone (look at the first letter of each phrase)

Friends applaud! The comedy is finished – Ludwig Van Beethoven

These are just a handful of the many, many famous last words that have been uttered over the years. We hope you enjoyed our list!

 

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Swedish Family Discovers A 200-Year Old Gravestone In Their Living Room

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(PCM) While in the process of renovating their living room, the Nilsson family of Sweden, were absolutely shocked to discover a gravestone from the 1800′s directly under their floorboards.

We couldn’t even begin to imagine the shock!  The gravestone measured nearly two meters in length and was approximately 10 centimeters thick. With a little bit of research the Nilsson family was able to look up the names of the three individuals that were engraved on the gravestone.

The family found that the names belonged to three people who had once owned the property in Fuglie, Sweden back in the 1800′s. The gravestone revealed the names of two men and one woman who had did in 1843, 1851, and 1884. The next issue the family will face is how to remove the gravestone, as it weighs approximately 300 pounds.

We can certainly understand the family’s desire to move the gravestone, as it would certainly be pretty creepy to know that you were living directly on-top of someone’s grave.

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Historians Claim To Have Discovered The Holy Grail

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(PCM) Over the years there have been many legends surrounding the Holy Grail and the quest to locate the revered chalice. Finally, historians believe they may have located the Holy Grail in a small museum in Spain.

The legend of the Holy Grail is without a doubt one of the most complicated and lengthy quests featured in countless pieces of European art and literature. The Holy Grail is said to be the ornate chalice that was used during the Last Supper, as well as, being used to receive the blood of Christ during the Crucifixion. The Grail was brought to Britain by Joesph of Arimathea and it’s location has remained a mystery ever since.

The quest for the Holy Grail became popularized during the time of King Arthur and was the principle quest for knights to complete during that particular time period. The Holy Grail had many mystical and magical properties associated with it which can be traced back to early Celtic myths.

After the Middle Ages, stories about the mysterious Holy Grail did not begin resurfacing until the 19th century when many writers were once again enthralled by the legend behind the mysterious and mythical chalice. This fascination has carried forth until present day, when researchers and historians still continue the quest for the Holy Grail in hopes to unravels its’ many mysteries and legends.

Now, two historians have claimed that “without a doubt” they have finally located the Holy Grail and claim to have evidence to support their claim. The onyx chalice in question has been sitting in the Basilica of San Isidoro in Leon, north Spain, for 1000 years. It has been on display for visitors and is labeled as belonging to 11th century Queen Urraca.

In a book that features the research of Margarita Torres and Jose Ortiza, the pair claim that there is “no doubt” that the chalice in the museum is the very one that touched the lips of Jesus Christ. They claim that their research is supported by conclusive evidence found in Egyptian scrolls and the onyx vessel created between 200 BC and 100 AD is trapped inside the bejeweled chalice.

According to medieval documents written in Arabic, the chalice was stolen from Jerusalem by the Muslims and then gifted to a Christian community in Egypt. The chalice which was later hidden by the addition of ornate decorations was given as a gift yet again to King Fernando I of Castile as a show of thanks for sending aid to the region during a famine.

For years the chalice was kept in storage at the Basilica of San Isidoro until the museum opened up in the 1950′s and the chalice was put on display.

This is not the first time that a museum or church has claimed to have located the Holy Grail. The Saint Mary of Valencia Cathedral houses the Valencia Chalice, which many Christian believe to be the Holy Grail, as it was used as the official chalice for many popes over the years.

Do you think historians have finally found the mysterious Holy Grail or is this yet another replica?

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