When the cold, bony hand of death rests on your shoulder at least you can give life a kick to the groin with an unusual request in your Last Will & Testament. Here’s some people who’ve done exactly that.
- Napoleon Bonaparte requested his hair be made into bracelets and sent to his family and friends.
- Dusty Springfield asked that after her death her cat marry her new guardians pet cat. She also requested it be fed imported baby food.
- Benjamin Franklin in his will gave The king of France’s picture, set with four hundred and eight diamonds to his daughter with the express request she not use them to create jewellry. I guess he preferred the strippers approach of look but don’t touch.
- Mark E. Gruenwald a comic book writer and notorious prankster requested his ashes be combined with ink to be used in a comic book. In 1996 this actually happened and his ashes were used in the comic “Squadron Supreme”.
- Angel Pantoja Medina a Puerto Rican resident requested that he be standing during his funeral. So during a 3 day wake and his funeral he was propped up the whole way through.
- Samuel Bratt a rich and bitter man left his entire estate (worth £330,000) to his wife, unfortunately that was on condition she smoked 5 cigars a day for the rest of her life, which was kind of a shame considering she was a non-smoker.
- Wellington R. Burt a wealthy industralist with over $100 million in assets was a little unhappy with his family which was the reason for his own unusual Last Will & Testament, which requested his money be dispersed among his descendants only when his children and grand-children had all died.
- Charles Vance Millar had the mischevious streak and money to make his last Will really interesting. He requested 3 enemies be given a lifetime tennancy in a holiday home in Jamaica, 3 anti-horse-racing campaigners be given Jockey Clubs Stocks and his final request was the remainder of his money be converted to cash after 10 years and given to a woman who gave birth to the most children in those ten years. From 1926 the contest began and after a decade, four women each birthed 9 children and shared the prize equally. Sourced From Wikipedia.org.