Many people may have thought that Brazilian businessman Count Scarpa was crazy when he announced that he was burying his luxury Bentley automobile in his back yard.
He dug up his Sao Paulo property with a backhoe, explaining to stunned onlookers that he was just mimicking what Egyptian royalty did in order to take their possessions with them into the afterlife. But there is another side to the story, as the 62-year old Scarpa eventually revealed on a social media post.
He explained that he buried his Bentley as a way to show individuals how crazy it is that they bury bodies without donating valuable organs that could be used in transplants to save the lives of others. Scarpa notes that it is actually much more crazy to bury a body containing still usable organs that it is to bury a luxury vehicle.
‘I decided to do as the pharaohs: this week I will bury my favourite car, the Bentley here in the home garden! Bury my treasure in my palace rssss !!!’, the enigmatic 62-year-old wrote on his Facebook page.
He encouraged readers to make arrangements to donate their organs after their death and asked that everyone pass along the same message to friends and family members.
He later wrote on the social network: ‘I buried my car, but everyone thought it was absurd when I said I was going to do that. Absurd is bury their organs, which could save many lives. Nothing is more valuable. Be a donor, tell your family.’
There is no word if Scarpa is planning to dig up his Bentley after getting his organ donation message across and no idea how many people were inspired by his message to donate.