Researchers at Cornell University studied the last meals of 247 death row inmates to find out precisely what they ordered and how people handle nutrition when longterm health stops being a worry. They found that typical last meals are remarkably high in calories, high in protein and fat, and high in brandname foods. The average last meal has ("conservatively") 2,756 calories which is way more than the recommended amount of calories for adult during an entire day. Over 80 percent of the prisoners requested meat and two-thirds asked for something fried. Hardly anyone chose fruits or vegetables (or, oddly, pasta and pizza) and, somewhat surprisingly, around 20 percent didn't eat anything. One inmate requested a single pitted olive.