"I Want To Die As I Lived: Dropping LSD"
Aldous Huxley is today best known for his dystopian novel Brave New World, but later in life he was known for his work with balls. Specifically, the tripping of them. He even wrote a book called The Doors Of Perception about his trips to the wild side. Huxley's experiments with drugs continued right up until the very end of his life. In fact, his last wish was for more of them.
Laura HuxleyThat’s “LSD, 100 mcg, intramuscular,” for those who can’t read Drug.
And at that point, three years into a fight with cancer, who could blame him? He died shortly thereafter, and by accounts of those present, he went out as peacefully and painlessly as possible. "Drug user enjoys drugs; dies" isn't exactly a revelatory headline, but we're talking about the guy who literally wrote the book on them here. Seemed worth mentioning.
"I Want To Be Buried With My Greatest Creation: Some Potato Chips, And A Frisbee"
If you've ever made something -- whether it be a table, a song, or a new sexual position -- you know that feeling of pride. This damn thing didn't exist until you made it. It's a powerful sensation, and it's only natural to want to carry that feeling with you through the billowing curtains of death.
Fredric Baur was the inventor of both Pringles and the Pringles can, a greater achievement than any philosopher thought man capable of. So when he wanted to be buried in one of his iconic cans, his heirs laughed ...but not for long. When the fateful day came, they had the courtesy to fulfill his dying wish, burying him in an Original flavor can which they'd obtained, as per the ancient custom, in a Walgreens earlier that day.
PringlesThey followed with a 21 can pop salute.
Similarly, Ed Headrick, inventor of the modern Frisbee, was so proud of his creation that he wanted to be buried in one. Students of concave shapes will already see the problem here, in that the Frisbee isn't really the ideal container for keeping ashes. At least, not during the slightest breeze, anyway. Evidently, Headrick's heirs came up with a solution: pressing the ashes into the plastic itself, which was probably a real fun day for whoever's job it was to clean that machine.
Disc GolfOh, they’re for sale too, if you like playing with corpses.
Still, the deed was done, and Headrick could live on forever in the form of his choosing. No word on whether his final final wish was to get stuck on a roof for several years, but let's assume that it was.
In the event that you have to handle the death of your nearest and dearest loved one, by which we mean your dog, it's not the best idea to press her ashes into a Frisbee. Consider a nice pet urn instead.
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