A Rich Man’s Strange Idea


Thane Chiquinho Scarpa is one of the
richest and most powerful
men in Brazil. One day he made a
sensation by making an
He announced that he was going to
bury his £310,000 (€367,220)
Bentley car in the earth, so that he
would be able to drive it in the
afterlife (heaven). He explained that
he has taken inspiration from
Egyptian Pharaohs, who were buried in
their tombs with their most
precious belongings, gold and
He received lots of media attention,
mostly negative. He was
severely criticized for a wasting of a
precious car. Why would not he
donate the car to charity? He still went
ahead with the ceremony.
But, there’s a twist.
He lowered his expensive car into the
ground for burial. Then he
declared that he was not going to bury
it. Then he revealed the
matter behind his drama. His intention
was just to create awareness
for organ donation.
He said “People criticised and scolded
me because I wanted to
bury a million dollar Bentley. They said
I could donate my car to
someone. In fact most people bury
something a lot more valuable
than my car.
They bury hearts, livers, lungs, eyes,
kidneys. This is absurd.
So many people are waiting for a
transplant and you bury your
healthy organs that could save so
many lives.
Why dont you people donate your
organs after your death? “

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