These data are drawn from a table created by Cecil Adams, who is the world's smartest human being and author of The Straight Dope. Out of respect for his awesome intellect and the rules of fair use, I will only give an excerpt from his research. For more information, see chapter 3 of his first book, or at least send him a bale of money.

Preferred Method of Disposal

  • Albania = Stake through heart

  • Bulgaria = Chain to grave with wild roses

  • Macedonia = Pour boiling oil on, drive nail through navel

  • Prussia = Put poppy seeds in grave

  • Rumania = Remove heart, cut in two; garlic in mouth, nail in head

  • Saxony = Lemon in mouth