Friday Daily Goodbye
William Lyttle, 79, who earned the nickname the "Mole Man", dug dozens of tunnels underneath his home outside London. It was estimated that he removed more than 100 cubic meters of dirt from under the foundation of his home. He'd dug so deep that he hit the water table.
Gen Marcel Bigeard, 94, was a commanding officer during the battle of Dien Bien Phu and the Battle of Algiers, and was reportedly the most decorated French soldier. He made waves in 2000 for saying that torture was a "necessary evil" in order to to extract information from insurgents.
Paul Cosmides, 68, was known as "Cosmo the Worm Man," and had a lucrative business selling red worms from the backyard of his childhood home. For more than 20 years,Mr. Cosmides sold his worms by touting their ability to turn household waste into rich compost.
A three pound scoop of creepy crawlies cost $65.
In related news: singer/songwriter/sausage extraordinaire Jimmy Dean will be laid to rest inside $350,000 a 9 1/2 foot long granite mausoleum carved in the shape of a piano.
The inscription will read: "Here lies one hell of a man."
T. Rees Shapiro
June 18, 2010; 9:19 AM ET
Categories: The Daily Goodbye | Tags: Dien Bien Phu, Jimmy Dean, Moles, Sausage, Worms, algiers, insurgents, torture, water boarding
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