Dying Wishes: Steak, Ice Cream and KFC

Survey reveals top choices for last meal

Deciding what you want to eat for dinner tonight may be a tough decision, but here's a little food for thought: What if you could have absolutely anything you desired -- and what if you knew it would be the last meal you ever ate?

The National Museum of Crime and Punishment posed that question to more than 500 visitors. There were absolutely no conditions on what people could choose to eat, or limits on how much they could have. Here are the top 10 meal requests:

  1. John Wayne Gacy's last meal: 12 deep-fried shrimp, a bucket of Original Recipe chicken from KFC, french fries, and a pound of strawberries
  2. Ice cream
  3. Steak
  4. Pizza
  5. Lobster
  6. Hamburger
  7. Spaghetti
  8. Sushi
  9. Crab
  10. Potatoes

Some of the more unique choices included kielbasa, pop tarts, craw fish étouffée, Stouffer's macaroni and cheese, and shark fin, according to museum officials.

The top beverage choice was Coca-Cola. Alcoholic drinks -- including "beer, beer, and more beer," as expressed by one survey respondent from Holland -- rounded out the top three, museum officials said.

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