LIVE POLL: Strangest Final Wishes of Famous People

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Celebrities are not like the rest of us. Here are some items that celebrities left in their wills that might seen a bit off the standard track. Which do you think is the most ridiculous? 

Jack Benny - arranged to have a single red rose sent to his wife every day after he was gone. 
Napoleon Bonaparte - requested his head be shaved and his hair be divided among his friends. 
Jimmy Dean - asked that his remains be placed inside a $350,000 piano-shaped mausoleum with the words "Here lies one hell of a man" inscribed on it. 
Charles Dickens - stipulated that when he died there should be no memorial to his life, save his writings. 
Benjamin Franklin - noted that his daughter should not engage in "the expensive, vain and useless pastime of wearing jewels." 
Mark Gruenwald - requested that his ashes be mixed in with some ink and used to print the trade paperback version of Squadron Supreme. 
Philip Seymour Hoffman - asked for his then-only child Cooper to be raised in New York City so he would be surrounded by the city's rich culture, arts and architecture. If it was not possible for Cooper to be raised in New York, Hoffman asked that his son be raised in Chicago or San Francisco - or at least visit the cities twice a year. 
Harry Houdini - requested his wife conduct a seance every year so he could appear and talk to her. He also left a secret 10-digit code so she'd actually know it was his spirit and not a hoax. 
Janis Joplin - set aside $2,500 to pay for a posthumous party, "so my friends can get blasted after I'm gone." 
Alexander McQueen - left $81,000 to care for his three English bull terriers. 
Marilyn Monroe - left all her belongings to her acting coach, Lee Strasberg. 
Gene Roddenberry - demanded that his ashes be scattered in space. 
William Shakespeare - stated that his wife Anne receive his "second best bed." 
George Bernard Shaw - left some of his wealth to fund the creation of a new alphabet, called the Shavian alphabet, and stipulated that one of his plays be translated using it. 
Frank Sinatra - requested he be buried with a bottle of whiskey, a lighter and a dollar in change. 
Robert Louis Stevenson - left his own birthday, November 13, to his friend, Annie H. Ide. Her real birthday fell on Christmas Day and she confided to Stevenson that she has always felt cheated out of her birthday. 
Elizabeth Taylor - requested her coffin should arrive 15 minutes late to her funeral. 
Hunter S. Thompson - had his ashes fired from a 150-foot tower shaped like a two-thumbed fist holding onto a piece of peyote. 
Virgil - wanted The Aeneid burned because he felt he was unable to "fix what was wrong" with it. 
Adam Yauch - banned any use of Beastie Boys' music from being used in commercials or advertisement. 


Went live 1/22/15
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