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Hicks and supporters at the 1904 Summer Olympics <a href=https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>(CC BY-SA 3.0)</a>
Hicks and supporters at the 1904 Summer Olympics (CC BY-SA 3.0)
From Wikipedia: The first to arrive at the finish line was American runner Fred Lorz, who had actually dropped out of the race after nine miles and hitched a ride back to the stadium in a car, waving at spectators and runners alike during the ride. When the car broke down at the 19th mile, Lorz re-entered the race and jogged across the finish line. After being hailed as the winner, he had his photograph taken with Alice Roosevelt, daughter of then-U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, and was about to be awarded the gold medal when his subterfuge was revealed. Upon being confronted by officials, Lorz immediately admitted his deception, and despite his claims he was joking, the AAU responded by ...
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Chickens in a cage. Pxhere photo 922065 (<a href=https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/>CC0</a>)
Chickens in a cage. Pxhere photo 922065 (CC0)
In 2004, a lawyer for drug dealer Manuel Urbina told a court in the Philippines that 67 kilos of cocaine found hidden in a chicken cage did not belong to his client. "The drugs were in the possession of a rooster and two hens," he said, "and the law is very clear that whoever is in possession of the drugs is the one who should be accused." Prosecutors, obviously, dismissed the lawyer's argument.
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Soul Asylum at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota in 2016. Credit: Wikipedia user Jonathunder (GFDL 1.2)
Soul Asylum at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota in 2016. Credit: Wikipedia user Jonathunder (GFDL 1.2)
While passing through customs on their way back into America one day, Dave Pirner and his Soul Asylum bandmates were amused to hear their song "Runaway Train" playing on the radio in the customs officer's booth. "That's these guys," the band's road manager proudly declared. "They're on the radio!"  This made quite an impression on the officer, who promptly took the band aside and thoroughly searched them. 
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Elton John attending the premiere of The Union at the Tribeca Film Festival. Credit: David Shankbone (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0">CC BY 3.0</a>)
Elton John attending the premiere of The Union at the Tribeca Film Festival. Credit: David Shankbone (CC BY 3.0)
Like many rockers, Elton John was literally showered with gifts from adoring fans. During one concert, a pot-loving fan threw a hash pipe onstage. It hit his idol in the head and knocked him out.
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Barr in the 2010 documentary, I Am Comic; flickr photo by montereymedia <a href=https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>(CC BY-SA 3.0)</a>
Barr in the 2010 documentary, I Am Comic; flickr photo by montereymedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)
From wikipedia.org: On May 29, 2018, Barr responded to a thread on Twitter about Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to former President Obama. It read "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj". The tweet was widely criticized as being racist about Jarrett ("vj"). Barr was initially defensive, but later posted an apology "for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks." She disputed allegations of racism, saying she believed Jarrett was Saudi (or white). Barr also said she made the tweet, which she called wrong and indefensible, at 2:00 am while on Ambien, a sedative. Sanofi, which manufactures Ambien, responded by tweeting that "racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication", though ...
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Hans-Christian Ströbele, 34th Chaos Communication Congress, Leipzig. Credit: Tobias KlenzeDeutsch: Weiterverwendung gemäß Lizenz mit dem folgenden Hinweis möglich: Bild: Wikipedia / Tobias Klenze / CC-BY-SA 4.0. Die Lizenz muss verlinkt werden! English: You may re-use this image under the terms of the license using the following reference: Image: Wikipedia / Tobias Klenze / CC-BY-SA 4.0. The license must be a link! (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0">CC BY-SA 4.0</a>)

Hans-Christian Ströbele, 34th Chaos Communication Congress, Leipzig. Credit: Tobias KlenzeDeutsch: Weiterverwendung gemäß Lizenz mit dem folgenden Hinweis möglich: Bild: Wikipedia ...(more)

In January 2003, German (Green Party) MP Christian Ströebele delivered a speech calling it hypocritical to allow the advertising of alcohol and cigarettes while outlawing cannabis and calling for the drug's legalisation. The result? His speech was sampled in a pro-cannabis song (by comedian Stefan Raab and Shaggy)—netting Stroebele tens of thousands of dollars in royalties. The song reached number four in the German charts; Stroebele donated his royalties to campaign groups.
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300 rubber bands
300 rubber bands
At the peak of his success as a cocaine kingpin, Pablo Escobar was making so much money that his budget included $2,500 a month for elastic bands to wrap his immense stacks of cash.   
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Crystal meth – illicit methamphetamine hydrochloride (public domain)
Crystal meth – illicit methamphetamine hydrochloride (public domain)
Though most big companies use psychometric tests (do you "strongly agree" with the statement: "I really care about my work"?) they are far from perfect. According to testimony at a parliamentary inquiry, Paul Flowers, a former Methodist minister and non-executive chairman of Britain's Co-op Bank, passed his psychometric tests with flying colours. After a sex-and-drugs scandal, Flowers was ousted—and dubbed "the crystal Methodist."
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Mr. T at the White House with First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1983 <a href=https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>(CC BY-SA 3.0)</a>
Mr. T at the White House with First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1983 (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Throughout his career, former A-Team star "Mr. T" used his fame as a platform to campaign against drugs. He could not have been happy to hear (in the 1980s) that cops busting drug dealers on the Lower East Side had discovered that "Mr. T" was one of several brands of heroin. Dealers, Inspector John Clifford explained at the time, would print "Mr. T" on glassine envelopes as "a guarantee of quality. Like anyone else, they need a catchy name."