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Famous Last Words - Fact or Fiction?

Famous Last Words from Famous People.
Alexander Graham Bell
Famous People's Dying Words.
Lou Costell

Famous last words can be really impressive or just silly. Some of them are so silly, or weird, you're not sure if they were really said or made-up. Check out these famous last dying words from a few famous people.

  • "I don't think I should do that again."
    Ansel Adams, photographer (Died April 22, 1984)

  • "Am I dying or is this my birthday?" She had just woken up and saw her family around her.
    Lady Nancy Witcher Longhorne Astor, English politician, first female member of the British Parliament (Died May 2, 1964)

  • "Doctor, do you think it could have been the sausage?"
    Paul Cloudel, French poet, playwright, and diplomat (Died February 23, 1955)

  • "No" This was spoken in sign language in response to his deaf wife who said, "Don't leave me."
    Alexander Graham Bell, inventor and teacher (Died August 2, 1922)

  • "What's that smell? Is someone cooking?"
    Harriet Tubman, led over 300 slaves to freedom (Died March 10, 1913)

  • "That was the best ice cream soda I ever tasted."
    Lou Costello, comedian (Died March 3, 1959)

  • "Either that wallpaper goes or I do."
    Oscar Wilde, writer (Died November 30, 1900)

    These people might be remembered for their dying words but did they really say them? What do you think? Are these famous last words a joke or the real deal? Take our poll and see what others think or email us.

    Last week I wrote about Dumb Criminals. Two of the three stories were true. Don Astorga really did get busted trying to smuggle lizards in his underwear and the story about the speeding driver who claimed to be napping in the back seat was also true. The dumb criminal who siphoned sewage from a motor home instead of gas was made-up. Here's what you guys thought:

    Dumb Criminals - Fact or Fiction?

    All these stories are true. People do the craziest things. 29%
    None of these stories are true. People aren't that dumb. 5%
    At least one of these stories is made up. 35%
    I don't know.29%

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    mikirat242

    mikirat242 wrote:

    Mine would be'' Don't cause trouble while I'm gone. You will always be my little angel(...
    commented: Sat Nov 30, 2013

    TruSpirit

    TruSpirit wrote:

    Or: Dam it. The light's taking to long. Oh well. Wanna have a party!?
    commented: Sat Nov 30, 2013

    21inkiepielover
    Me will be: "Don't cry..you will be all right..I will be up here.. -flips out to my ins...
    commented: Sat Nov 30, 2013

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