Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…”- Harry Houdini

NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. Have you ever gotten a psychic reading? According to a 2005 Gallup Poll,26 percent of the people polled believed in clairvoyance, and 31 percent believed in telepathy or … Read More

Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” – Solomon Sanborn

NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. Solomon Sanborn of Medford, Massachusetts was a patriot, and was especially proud of the part Massachusetts took in the Revolutionary struggle. So when the hatmaker died in 1871, … Read More

Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” – Gene Roddenberry

NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. If you are a Star Trek fan like me, you’ve heard of Gene Roddenberry. He is the man who created and produced the original Star Trek series and … Read More

Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” – Sandra West

NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. It has been said that Americans have love affairs with cars, but but one person took that love to an extreme. Sandra Illene West was a Texas oil … Read More

Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” – Carlotta Liebenstein

NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. Leona Helmsley left her dog, Trouble, $12 million in trust, but that amount seems paltry considering the amount Austrian Countess Carlotta Liebenstein left her dog. When she died … Read More

Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” – Jeremy Betham

NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. Jeremy Bentham, an English philosopher who died in 1832, included a very bizarre stipulation in his will. He gave his body to his friend, Dr. Thomas Southwood Smith, … Read More