If you were given the opportunity to pick your very last words on Earth, what would they be? Some wise advice? Or your favorite quote? Or just a bunch of expletives one after the other? Mine would probably be the directions to a nonexistent treasure chest or something along those lines.
Each year, an unfortunate few get this very opportunity. We’re talking about death row inmates. Between 1976 and 2006, nearly 1,500 people were executed in the United States and they all used their last words in very different ways. Some expressed heartfelt apologies to their audience, some insisted on their innocence, and others, well, they made jokes.