Kw-halloween-logo-small

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%

    Related Stories:

  • Dead Bodies - Fact or Fiction?
  • Old Expressions, Sayings, Traditions
  • Bizarre Human Feats
  • Get More Fun Facts from The Lab
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    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

    there are 16 more comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    F1018567933734

    Famous Last Words - Fact or Fiction?

    • Most of them are made up.
    • All of 'em are made up.
    • All of 'em are true.
    • A few of 'em are true.

    related stories

    Random in the forums

    Owllover4eva
    Owllover4eva posted in General:
    Was dracula
    reply about 1 hour
    DavidBecker
    Be bold and initiate a short chat. This will help you to learn those little things that will come in handy later because everyone loves knowing that someone actually listened to them and cared enough to remember the small details about them. Listen carefully and be attentive to the things she tells you so that you will have them for future reference. As you talk, notice if she gives you any signs, special words or hints. All girls are different. Is she shy or outgoing? Does she act like this around other guys? Look at her body language. Leaning in, uncrossed legs, nervous voice, and dilated pupils (especially), are all signs she likes you. Another sign is if she laughs at your boring, stupid jokes. (Beware: Don't use bad jokes as a test, or you'll risk looking like a comedy dork.) She may not be able to look you straight in the eye. She might smile and laugh a lot because she is worried about giving too much away. Check for the smile. A girl that's interested in you will usually immediately smile when you start a conversation with her. The smile may disappear quickly if she's shy, but it's hard to hide an unexpected strong emotion. If she's not romantically interested, she'll likely look at you inquisitively, but she won't express any particular interest.
    reply about 2 hours
    Spygirl258
    Spygirl258 posted in General:
    Hi how do you post a main post on the front (?) page? I'm new btw
    reply about 3 hours
    Gingerkissx
    Gingerkissx posted in General:
    avoiding all windows and doors
    reply about 3 hours
    Jorja999
    The first book that was read to me by my learning buddy in Sunnybrook School was Harry potter and the Sorcerer's stone. I was bowled over by the book and it took me to a different world. Harry, Ron and Hermione became my friends as well.  
    reply about 5 hours

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    Big_icon_(7)

    Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

    Big_icon_(4)

    You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

    Big_icon_(6)

    The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

    Ow_fright_ad_100x100

    Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...