1. Queen Elizabeth II: Marmalade Sandwiches
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The late Queen performed a sketch alongside one of the most famous bears: Paddington! In the sketch, the queen pulls out a marmalade sandwich from her bag, leading to people leaving marmalade sandwiches at her tribute garden across from Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately, wellwishers had to be asked to stop due to the impact of the sandwich overload on wildlife.
Roald Dahl was always considered quite eccentric due to the idea behind his amazing children’s stories, so it’s no surprise something quite random might be left on his grave. Apparently his favourite vegetable was the onion – so his grave has seen many being left on there!
The famous poet and playwright Oscar Wilde died in Paris, and his grave lies in Père Lachaise Cemetery, where many fans of his have left something very specific on his grave over the years: kisses! The grave is covered in lipstick marks, due to Wilde once writing, “A kiss may ruin a human life”.
Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir were a team of philosophers, writers and activists. Together in life, they were also buried together in Paris. On their graves, you can often find metro tickets. It’s not clear the meaning behind the gesture, but some say that its honour of the pair stealing metro tickets to give them to the working class for free.
Harry Houdini is of course a famous name in the world of illusions and escape acts, so it’s only fitting something related would be left on his grave. At his burial site in New York, fans leave many kind of tributes, including decks of cards (or even individual cards).