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Famous Last Words
Here are some questions about the last words spoken by some famous people.
#1 "I've had eighteen straight whiskies, I think that's the record." What hard-drinking poet said this?
T. S. Eliot
#2 On his last day, Bing Crosby enjoyed one of his favorite pastimes, and he spoke of it with his final words. What were they?
Darling, singing with you is like a dream.
Make some more popcorn and we'll watch another.
That was a great game of golf, fellas.
How could I not bet on 'Old Blue Eyes" in the fifth? And she came in at 22-to-1!
#3 The final question of this author, famous for her children's books was "Is it not meningitis?"
Louisa May Alcott
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Harriet Beecher Stowe
#4 Two of the founding fathers of the United States died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the official adoption of the Declaration of Independence. One of them said, as his last words, "Is it the Fourth?" Who spoke those words?
#5 "Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No ____ would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him." These were the last words of what proud man? (The blank is the last name of the correct person.)
John D. Rockefeller
Henry Cabot Lodge
#6 General John Sedgwick, a Union Commander who was killed in the American Civil War, uttered what ironic final words?
Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes.
(Speaking of Stonewall Jackson, the opposing general) I will soon attend his funeral.
We have not yet begun to fight.
They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...
#7 When Charles II, King of England and Scotland, died in 1685, his last words were reported to be "Don't let poor Nelly starve." Who was Nelly?
His favorite horse
His favorite dog
His illegitimate daughter
#8 Legend says that the final words of this author were "Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."
George Bernard Shaw
#9 When asked if he had a final request, convicted murderer James Rodges had this response:
I'd like to spit in Alver's face. (referring to the prosecuting attorney)
Why yes -- a bulletproof vest.
Forgiveness. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
Time, time. Just a day more.
#10 Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton Hotel chain, was known for his comments on business practices, philanthropy, and God. But his final words were somewhat more pedestrian. What were they?
Leave the shower curtain on the inside of the tub.
Discount the rate after 11, but only if they ask.
Wipe your shoes! Wipe your shoes!
This coffee is terrible. Get the manager out here.
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