'What would you want your last meal to be?' is a pretty common icebreaker. Maybe because food is something everyone enjoys. Or maybe because it's telling of our personalities.
Because I'm one of those people that marathons 'Criminal Minds' like it's my life's calling, I figured it would be fun to highlight what some famous killers actually DID end up eating. You might be surprised by what they picked.
Date Of Execution: March 15, 1963
Charged With: The kidnapping and murder of physician Dr. Edward Bartels
Victor's last meal was a whole olive - pit included. He hoped that swallowing it would cause a olive tree to grow after he passed.
Date Of Execution: January 24, 1989
Charged With: The aggravated kidnapping, assault, and murder of over 30 women
After refusing to make a meal request, Ted was served a full breakfast of steak, eggs, hash browns, toast, milk, and juice. He didn't eat any of it.
Date Of Execution: June 11, 2001
Charged With: Using a weapon of mass destruction on a federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring over 600
Timothy requested two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream - though whether he finished it all remains a mystery.
Ronnie Lee Gardner
Date Of Execution: June 18, 2010
Charged With: The murders of two men from separate attempted bank robberies
Before death by firing squad, Ronnie ate a lobster tail, a steak, apple pie a la mode, and a cup of Sprite - then proceeded to watch the entire 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy from start to finish.
Date Of Execution: November 28, 2005
Charged With: The assault and murder of 18-year-old Julie Heath
Eric requested two bacon cheeseburgers, french fries, two pints of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, and two Coca-Colas. (Isn't it two meals at that point?)
Date Of Execution: November 2, 1984
Charged With: The serial murders of six people, including her boyfriend and mother
The first woman in US history to be executed by lethal injection, Velma requested a tub of Cheez Doodles and some Coca-Cola.
Dobie Gillis Williams
Date Of Execution: January 8, 1999
Charged With: The murder of Sonja Knippers
For his last meal, Dobie requested a dozen chocolate bars and some ice cream.
John Wayne Gacy
Date Of Execution: May 10, 1994
Charged With: The assault and murder of over 30 teenage boys
John used to manage three different KFC restaurants, which is why his request of a bucket of KFC fried chicken, a dozen fried shrimp, french fries, and strawberries isn't TOO surprising.
So what would YOU pick as your last meal? Would you also marathon 'Lord Of The Rings'?
Let me know in the comments below.