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I find what someone chooses to eat for their last meal fascinating. Apparently, I'm not the only one.

Researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY studied the last meal choices of 247 prisoners between 2002 and 2006 and found that those who continually protest their innocence are 2.7 times more likely to decline a last meal than those who admit their crime.

They also found that those who accepted guilty, either by apologizing or confessing, were likely to request brand name or comfort foods and also asked for 34% more calories of food.

Kevin Kniffin of Cornell University:
Our content analyses reveal three key findings: [Firstly], the average last meal is calorically rich (2756 calories) and proportionally averages 2.5 times the daily recommended servings of protein and fat.
[Secondly], the most frequent requests are also calorie dense: meat (83.9 per cent), fried food (67.9 per cent), desserts (66.3 per cent), and soft drinks (60 per cent), and [thirdly] 39.9% requested branded foods or beverages.
Here's some other interesting information from The Daily Mail on last meals:



To read the full article, click here.
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