04/30/2014 02:53 pm ET Updated Jun 30, 2014

You Won't Believe What These Inmates Requested for Last Meals

We know it is fairly morbid to think about. But as a lover of food, we know that it has come across your mind at least once. If you had one day left to live, what would you want your very last meal to be? It is a decision that is deeply personal, and probably very indicative of your personality. While it is sort of nice to think about having the opportunity to choose what the last thing you'd ever eat would be, it isn't a decision you'd really like to make, especially if the road that led you to that decision was paved by committing heinous and deplorable crimes.

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Many inmates on death row were faced with this decision. Choosing your actual last meal, we'd imagine, is a completely different experience when death is no longer theoretical. When Lawrence Russell Brewer, a man convicted for a murder he committed in 1998, faced the death penalty, he made his last request a memorable one. The Huffington Post reported that his request of "two chicken-fried steaks, one pound of barbecued meat, a triple-patty bacon cheeseburger, a meat-lover's pizza, three fajitas, an omelet, a bowl of okra, one pint of Blue Bell Ice Cream, some peanut-butter fudge with crushed peanuts and three root beers" was honored by the state. Various sources reported that he did not actually eat this meal, inspiring Texas lawmakers to recant the last meal privilege in 2011.

No matter which side of the fence you stand on regarding the death penalty, the thought of looking into the minds of criminals through their last requests holds an eerie fascination. Photographer Henry Hargreaves captured this beautifully in his photo series where he recreated the last meals of several infamous inmates.

We sifted through some of these requests and pulled together a list of some of the most outlandish, decadent, and bizarre requests from some of the world's scariest criminals. If morbid curiosity is enough to entice you, click through our slideshow to discover some of the more interesting last meals these inmates ever ate.

  • 1 Allen Lee “Tiny” Davis
    The triple murder Allen Lee “Tiny” Davis met a gruesome end in the electric chair. The nickname was obviously an ironic one, as he weighed 350 pounds at the time of his execution, which he certainly didn’t try to cut back on in his final moments. The Last Meal: Whole lobster tail, a half a pound of fried shrimp, and six ounces of fried clams, topped off with a half loaf of garlic bread. Photo Credit: iStock/ThinkstockClick Here to see More Crazy Things Inmates Requested for their Last Meals
  • 2 Victor Feguer
    In the face of death, many of our true natures shine through. When it comes to murderer Victor Feguer, you can tell he had very serial killer tendencies until the end. The Last Meal: A single olive, with a pit (which he was buried with). Photo Credit: iStock/Thinkstock
  • 3 Aileen Carol Wuornos
    After murdering several men, Aileen Wuornos is considered to be one of the most notorious female serial killers. For her last meal, she couldn’t muster up much of an appetite, so she stuck to her favorite drink. The Last Meal: A cup of coffee. Photo Credit: iStock/ThinkstockClick Here to see More Crazy Things Inmates Requested for their Last Meals
  • 4 Thomas J. Grasso
    For this killer, few things mattered more than his last meal. One of his requests was a can of room temperature SpaghettiOs, to which he only received spaghetti. He was so upset that his last words were, “I did not get my SpaghettiOs, I want the press to know that.” The Last Meal: Steamed clams and mussels, a Burger King double cheeseburger, barbecue spare ribs, two strawberry milkshakes, half a pumpkin pie, and a can of room temperature SpaghettiOs. Photo Credit: Item Master
  • 5 Ted Bundy
    After committing an alarming amount of depraved and deplorable crimes, Ted Bundy had no remorse or an appetite during his final days. He actually declined a specific last meal and was fed the standard final meal. The Last Meal: served steak, eggs, hash browns, toast, milk, coffee, juice, butter and jelly. Photo Credit: Item Master Click Here to see More Crazy Things Inmates Requested for their Last Meals

-- Lauren Gordon, The Daily Meal

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