Lists, Bucket


As the name suggests, bucket lists were originated by the Norman noble, Antoine de Seauliste, who compiled a complete inventory of the buckets he owned on the night before he was beheaded for treason in 1129. His original list, which is preserved in the armoury of the Tower of London, reads

cowhide bucket

slop bucket

swim with dolphins

wench bucket.

Today, bucket lists usually comprise activities and places people wish to experience before they die and according to the website,, the five most popular wishes are

free-fall parachute jump

swim with dolphins

eat a koala while bungee jumping

stay awake for more than 10 minutes of Avatar

own a wench bucket.