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.

2. Roald Dahl – English Writer: Onions

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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!

3. Oscar Wilde: Kisses

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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”.

4. Douglas Adams: Ballpoint Pens

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Douglas Adams was the amazing brain behind ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, and in it he wrote about a planet of ballpoint life forms. Following his death, fans then took to leaving blue ballpoint pens on his grave as tribute.

5. Susan B. Anthony: ‘I Voted’ Stickers

9. Serge Gainsbourg: Heads Of Cabbage

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Serge Gainsbourg was a French musician who actually became the face of French pop before he died back in 1991. His album named ‘The Man with the Cabbage Head’ has led fans of his to leave cabbage on his gravesite.

10. Dobby The House Elf: Socks

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The beloved house elf from the Harry Potter franchise was famous for a couple of things: his loyalty, his bravery and his love of socks. Fans of the Harry Potter books and movies actually made a grave for the house elf at the site of his death scene, and leave socks there in tribute. The National Trust was later forced to ask people not to leave any more due to the environmental concerns for the beach.

11. Jean-Paul Sarte And Simone De Beauvoir: Metro Tickets

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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.

12. Harry Houdini: Playing Cards

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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).

13. Jim Morrison: Chewing Gum

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This many seem a little disrespectful, but it’s theorised that people leave the chewing gum in honour of Morrison’s own rebellious nature against authority. The grave of Jim Morrison, singer of The Doors, sees many fans flocking to it in his memory.

14. Sergei Diaghilev: Pointe Shoes

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In the world of dance, and particularly ballet, Sergei Diaghilev was a very influential art critic. He’s responsible for setting up the Ballets Russes in Paris in the 1900s, as well as reviving ballet in Europe as well as Russia. It makes sense then that people who visit his tomb choose to leave pointe shoes in his memory!