Some people’s last words are profound, such as those spoken by Karl Marx who said “Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.” Others are just plain weird, like Elvis Presley who left this Earth with “I’m going to the bathroom to read.”
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was undoubtedly a technological genius.
The way Edgar Allan Poe died was truly befitting for history’s finest writer of the macabre, as on October 7th 1849 The Raven author was found delirious wandering the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, shouting one name over and over again…
The Greek mathematician, engineer and physicist Archimedes was another guy who liked to work right up until his death, and when his Roman murderers approached to kill him he was in the process of figuring out some kind of geometric theory, as he shouted…
You know that guy whose name you shout when you’re frolicking in the pool with your cousin with your eyes closed and you accidentally bump into her and make out and it’s awkward?
For all his idea stealing, patent thieving and general screwing over of other inventors, there’s no doubt that Thomas Edison was an extremely smart man in possession of a highly scientific mind.
Roger Ebert was the Chicago Sun-Times’ legendary film critic, as well as being an occasional journalist, historian, and pornographic screenwriter.
Michel De Nostredame, also known as Nostradamus, was a 16th Century French oracle whose predictions have become famous for their occasional accuracy, and their frequent misinterpretations.
This quote doesn’t come from someone many of you will recognise, but it raises an interesting question nonetheless, so for that reason it’s made our list.
This entry is particularly interesting because there are several conflicting versions of Anne Boleyn’s final words as she faced execution, and each take offers an insight into the allegiances and bias of the observer.
Our final entry will make you question every other entry on this list, and it comes from the Mexican Revolutionary Emiliano Zapata.
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